High quality and timely training can improve effectiveness, raise staff morale and help with regulatory compliance.
Many awarding organisations are finding that the rapid changes in qualifications mean that their staff teams need highly specialised training in particular areas of qualification and assessment development, or in effective awarding practices in order to support their strategic plan. This is where AlphaPlus comes in.
AlphaPlus has been delivering assessment-related training to awarding organisations since 2006. Our programmes are typically bespoke courses, with an emphasis on workshop and practical activity, delivered on site to awarding organisation staff teams. Training is delivered by senior staff and directors at AlphaPlus, who are able to draw on their extensive experience from supporting awarding organisations across the sector.
For 2014/15, we have put together a programme of events designed to meet the needs of awarding organisations under the new regulatory regime. Our programmes are modular, which allow us to customise them to meet your requirements.
AlphaPlus training programmes for 2014/15
|Training Programme||Introductory/Advanced||Typical Duration (hours)|
|Validity of qualifications||Introductory||4 hours|
|Reliability of qualifications||Introductory||4 hours|
|Demands and difficulty||Introductory||4 hours|
|Introductory assessment statistics||Introductory||4 hours|
|Alternative assessment types||Introductory||4 hours|
|Grading and standards setting||Advanced||5 hours|
|Assessment and learning||Introductory||4 hours|
|Electronic (e-)assessment||Introductory||4 hours|
|Writing effective multiple-choice questions||Advanced||5 hours|
|Introduction to Item Response Theory||Introductory||4 hours|
|Maths and English assessment (two sessions)||Intermediate / Advanced||Two sessions: one for English and one for Maths - 5 hours each.|
|The implications of regulation and compliance for awarding organisations||Advanced||5 hours|
|History of and current developments in vocational qualifications||Introductory||4 hours|
|Vocational qualification development||Advanced||12 hours over two days|