Support materials


Support materials for the assessment, IQA, EQA and teaching & training qualifications 


Materials are available for the following qualifications and online courses:

  • Assessment
  • Internal quality assurance (IQA)
  • External quality assurance (EQA)
  • Teaching and training: Award (AET), Certificate (CET), Diploma (DET)
Just scroll down this page for the following support materials for each of the above. You can see a visual sample of the first page of each type of resource here.
  • text books
  • handouts - an introduction to the qualification
  • self-assessment grids (ideal for initial assessment and for learners to evidence the assessment criteria)
  • guidance for achieving the units (ideal to help learners meet the assessment criteria, and for assessors to standardise their practice)
  • assessment plans (ideal to plan learning and assessment targets and dates)
  • observation and assessment documents (for assessors of the qualifications).
The teaching and training support materials have additional resources and can be found on these pages:
Award (AET), Certificate (CET), Diploma (DET)

You only need purchase a resource once, to use as many times as you wish with as many learners as you wish.b Most documents are in Word to enable you to amend them as necessary. Terms and conditions of use are available
here.

More resources for both teachers and learners are available here.


Text books to support the courses


It's recommended that learners supplement their course with a relevant text book. 
A bulk purchase discount can be arranged. Contact me.

These books are by me, but others are available.

 

Assessment units


Handout


An introduction to the three assessor units 

(in Word) (£1.00) (Ref G9012)

4 pages covering: • The Awards and Certificate • Award in understanding the principles and practices of assessment   • Award in assessing competence in the work environment  • Award in assessing vocationally related achievement  • Certificate in assessing vocational achievement (CAVA)   • Achieving the units 


Self-assessment grids - ideal for initial assessment towards each unit


UNIT ONE Self-assessment grid (in Word) (50p)
(Ref SAA01L3)
3 page template listing all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the unit Understanding the principles and practices of assessment. The document is in Word to enable you to type in your statements to meet the assessment criteria. 
See the guidance section below for a completed example.

UNIT TWO Self-assessment grid (in Word) (50p)
(Ref SAA02L3)
2 page template listing all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the unit Assess occupational competence in the work environment. The document is in Word to enable you to type in your statements to meet the assessment criteria.
See the guidance section below for a completed example.

UNIT THREE Self-assessment grid (in Word) (50p)
(Ref SAA03L3)
3 page template listing all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the unit Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding. The document is in Word to enable you to type in your statements to meet the assessment criteria. 
See the guidance section below for a completed example.


Guidance for achieving the units - ideal to help learners evidence the assessment criteria, and for assessors to standardise their practice  

Please note, these are a guide only and are not to be used for any formal assignment submission.

UNIT ONE Guidance for evidencing achievement - Completed example of a self-assessment grid (£4.50)
(Ref PGA01L3)
12 pages listing guidance and evidence which could be produced to meet the assessment criteria for the unit Understanding the principles and practices of assessment. 


UNIT TWO Guidance for evidencing achievement - Completed example of a self-assessment grid (£4.50)
(Ref PGA02L3)
7 pages listing guidance and evidence which could be produced to meet the assessment criteria for the unit Assess occupational competence in the work environment.


UNIT THREE Guidance for evidencing achievement - Completed example of a self-assessment grid (£4.50)
(Ref PGA03L3)
7 pages listing guidance and evidence which could be produced to meet the unit Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding.


Assessment plans


UNIT ONE Assessment plan (in Word) (£1.50)
(Ref AT058)
5 page assessment plan for the unit Understanding the principles and practices of assessment. The plan is in Word with suggested activities to help achieve the unit, it can be adapted to suit the assessment methods used and to set target dates.


UNIT TWO Assessment plan (in Word) (£1.50)
(Ref AT059)
4 page assessment plan for the unit Assess occupational competence in the work environment. The plan is in Word with suggested activities to help achieve the unit, it can be adapted to suit the assessment methods used and to set target dates.


UNIT THREE Assessment plan (in Word) (£1.50)
(Ref AT060)
4 page assessment plan for the unit Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding. The plan is in Word with suggested activities to help achieve the unit, it can be adapted to suit the assessment methods used and to set target dates.


Observation and assessment documents


UNIT ONE Assignment and exemplar answer for the assessment unit: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment (£20)

(Ref OP14E14) 

25 assessment criteria condensed into 8 questions. Includes an exemplar answer to help assessors with marking and standardisation of practice (approx 3500 words). The assignment is in Word if you wish to amend it. Exemplar answers must not be given to learners.

To purchase an assignment, you must be a centre delivering the qualifications and be able to provide your centre name, number and awarding organisation name. All purchasers will be checked. Assignments will not be sold to learners.

Contact me with your details.


UNIT TWO Observation and question checklist for assessment unit: Assess occupational competence in the work environment (in Word) (£4.00)

(Ref AC002)
A 4 page template with detailed information for observing practice and asking questions for each of the assessment criteria. Can easily be adapted to suit your own requirements.


UNIT THREE Observation and question checklist for assessment unit: Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding (in Word) (£4.00)

(Ref AC003)
A 4 page template with detailed information for observing practice and asking questions for each of the assessment criteria. Can easily be adapted to suit your own requirements.


Internal quality assurance units


Handout


An introduction to the three Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Units (in Word) (£1.00) (Ref G9013)
4 pages covering: • The Awards and Certificate • Award in Understanding the internal quality assurance of assessment processes and practice • Award in the internal quality assurance of assessment processes and practice • Certificate in leading the internal quality assurance of assessment processes and practice • Achieving the units 


Self-assessment grids - ideal for initial assessment towards each unit


UNIT ONE Self-assessment grid (in Word) (50p)
(Ref SAI01L4)
3 page template listing all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the unit Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment.
The document is in Word to enable you to type in your statements to meet the assessment criteria. 
See the guidance section below for a completed example.


UNIT TWO Self-assessment grid (in Word) (50p)

(Ref SAI02L4)
2 page template listing all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the unit Internally assure the quality of assessment.
The document is in Word to enable you to type in your statements to meet the assessment criteria. 

See the guidance section below for a completed example.


UNIT THREE Self-assessment grid (in Word) (50p)
(Ref SAI03L4)
2 page template listing all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the unit Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility. The document is in Word to enable you to type in your statements to meet the assessment criteria.
See the guidance section below for a completed example.


Guidance for achieving the units - ideal to help learners evidence the assessment criteria, and for assessors to standardise their practice

Please note, these are a guide only and are not to be used for any formal assignment submission.

UNIT ONE Guidance for evidencing achievement - Completed example of a self-assessment grid (£4.50)
(Ref PGI01L4)
8 pages listing guidance and evidence which could be produced to meet the assessment criteria for the unit Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment. 


UNIT TWO Guidance for evidencing achievement - Completed example of a self-assessment grid (£4.50)
(Ref PGI02L4)
7 pages listing guidance and evidence which could be produced to meet the assessment criteria for the unit Internally assure the quality of assessment.


UNIT THREE Guidance for evidencing achievement - Completed example of a self-assessment grid (£4.50)
(Ref PGI03L4)
5 pages listing guidance and evidence which could be produced to meet the unit Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility.


Assessment plans


UNIT ONE Assessment plan (in Word) (£1.50)
(Ref AT062)
4 page assessment plan for assessors of the unit Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment. The plan is in Word with suggested activities and can be adapted to suit the assessment methods used, and to set target dates.


UNIT TWO Assessment plan (in Word) (£1.50)
(Ref AT063)
4 page assessment plan for assessors of the unit Internally assure the quality of assessment. The plan is in Word with suggested activities and can be adapted to suit the assessment methods used, and to set target dates.


UNIT THREE Assessment plan (in Word) (£1.50)
(Ref AT066)
3 page assessment plan for assessors of the unit Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility. The plan is in Word with suggested activities and can be adapted to suit the assessment methods used, and to set target dates.


Observation and assessment documents


UNIT ONE Assignment and exemplar answer for the IQA unit: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment (£22.50)

(Ref OP17E17)

17 assessment criteria condensed into 8 questions. Includes an exemplar answer to help assessors with marking and standardisation of practice (approx 3000 words). The assignment is in Word if you wish to amend it. Exemplar answers must not be given to learners.

To purchase an assignment, you must be a centre delivering the qualifications and be able to provide your centre name, number and awarding organisation name. All purchasers will be checked. Assignments will not be sold to learners.

Contact me with your details.


UNIT TWO Observation and question checklist for IQA unit: Internally assure the quality of assessment (in Word) (£4.00)
(Ref IC002)
A 5 page template with detailed information for observing practice and asking questions for each of the assessment criteria. Can easily be adapted to suit your own requirements.


UNIT THREE Observation and question checklist for IQA unit: Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility (in Word) (£4.00)

(Ref IC003)
A 4 page template with detailed information for observing practice and asking questions for each of the assessment criteria. Can easily be adapted to suit your own requirements.


External quality assurance units


Handout


An introduction to the three External Quality Assurance (EQA) Units (in Word) (£1.00) (Ref G9014)

4 pages covering: • The EQA Awards and Certificate • Award in Understanding the external quality assurance of assessment processes and practice • Award in the external quality assurance of assessment processes and practice • Certificate in leading the external quality assurance of assessment processes and practice • Achieving the units


Self-assessment grids - ideal for initial assessment towards each unit


UNIT ONE Self-assessment grid (in Word) (50p)
(Ref SAE01L4)
4 page template listing all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the unit Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment. The document is in Word to enable you to type in your statements to meet the assessment criteria. 
See the guidance section below for a completed example.


UNIT TWO Self-assessment grid (in Word) (50p)
(Ref SAE02L4)
3 page template listing all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the unit Externally assure the quality of assessment. The document is in Word to enable you to type in your statements to meet the assessment criteria.  
See the guidance section below for a completed example.


UNIT THREE Self-assessment grid (in Word) (50p)
(Ref SAI03L4)
2 page template listing all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the unit Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility. The document is in Word to enable you to type in your statements to meet the assessment criteria. 
See the guidance section below for a completed example.


Guidance for achieving the units - ideal to help learners evidence the assessment criteria, and for assessors to standardise their practice

Please note, these are a guide only and are not to be used for any formal assignment submission.

UNIT ONE Guidance for evidencing achievement - Completed example of a self-assessment grid (£4.50)
(Ref PGE01L4)
10 pages listing guidance and evidence which could be produced to meet the unit Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment. 


UNIT TWO Guidance for achieving the unit - Completed example of a self-assessment grid (£4.50)
(Ref PGE02L4)
7 pages listing guidance and evidence which could be produced to meet the unit Externally assure the quality of assessment.


UNIT THREE Guidance for evidencing achievement -Completed example of a self-assessment grid (£4.50)
(Ref PGE03L4)
5 pages listing guidance and evidence which could be produced to meet the unit Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility.


Assessment plans


UNIT ONE Assessment plan (in Word) (£1.50)
(Ref AT064)

6 page assessment plan for the unit Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment. The plan is in Word with suggested activities to help achieve the unit, it can be adapted to suit the assessment methods used and to set target dates.


UNIT TWO Assessment plan (in Word) (£1.50)

(Ref AT065)

4 page assessment plan for the unit Externally assure the quality of assessment. The plan is in Word with suggested activities to help achieve the unit, it can be adapted to suit the assessment methods used and to set target dates.


UNIT THREE Assessment plan (in Word) (£1.50)
(Ref AT067)
3 page assessment plan for assessors of the unit Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility. The plan is in Word with suggested activities and can be adapted to suit the assessment methods used, and to set target dates.


Observation and assessment documents


These have not been produced for the EQA units as the awarding organisation who is employing the EQA usually provides them.


Teaching and training units



More resources are available,

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