AlphaPlus

Turning education and skills policy into practice

Qualification and assessment design, development and delivery

We specialise in the design, development and deployment of qualifications and assessments.

We help organisations improve their educational assessments. Many organisations use assessments – academic examinations, portfolio assessments of skills, observational workplace assessments for professionals. In all cases, good assessments make sure that people get the outcome they deserve: the right people pass and fail; the grades awarded are fair; the results are honest, reliable and defensible; and outcomes reflect the attributes that stakeholders value.

Contact

John Winkley, Director

0161 238 4928

Email: john.winkley@alphaplusconsultancy.co.uk

Qualification and assessment design, development and delivery services

Qualification design and development

We advise certification agencies on different approaches to qualifications, frameworks and standards, and help them develop and deliver these in vocational, professional and academic disciplines.

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Examination assessments

We produce and manage high-stakes examination materials – writing and editing questions, organising trials with students, monitoring statistical performance of tests for quality assurance.

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Portfolio and work-based assessments

We support certification agencies in managing evidence-based assessments – portfolios, witness evidence, on-the-job assessment, practical examinations.

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Training and capacity building

We provide training, consultancy and support for certification agencies, helping them to meet the needs of 21st-century candidates.

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Technology-based assessment

We are world leaders in helping certification agencies select, procure and deploy technology for assessment such as on-screen testing, marking and e-portfolio systems.

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Performance management

We provide statistical and qualitative monitoring services to certification agencies to provide evidence that their assessments are robust, fair and reliable.

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Support for government

We work with government departments and regulators to support their work in ensuring qualifications are fit for purpose and worthy of public confidence.

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If you have an enquiry about any other qualification or assessment services, please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss your specific requirements.

Qualification and assessment design, development and delivery projects

Qualification and assessment design, development and delivery clients

UK and international awarding organisations
Regulators and other quality assurance bodies
Government education and vocational training departments

Resources

Qualification and assessment design, development and delivery team

Gavin Reynaud
Gavin Reynaud
John Winkley
John Winkley
Sarah Maughan
Sarah Maughan
Tom Mitchell
Tom Mitchell
Andrew Boyle
Andrew Boyle
Clare Dowland
Clare Dowland
Zak Horrocks
Zak Horrocks
Adaora Ojechuku
Adaora Okechuku
Gillian Whitehouse
Gillian Whitehouse
Prof Roger Murphy
Professor Roger Murphy
John Hamer
John Hamer

Jobs

We are always interested in hearing from experienced educationalists who can bring expertise to the AlphaPlus team. For more information about what we're looking for and how to apply, please visit the Working with AlphaPlus page.

If you are interested in jobs through our awarding organisation recruitment service, you can view current jobs, find out how to apply, and register your interest for jobs. Awarding organisations can see the benefits of our service in the AO recruitment section.