Articles from Jacqui Molkenthin

End-point Assessment Organisation perspectives on the Ofqual recognition process

End-point assessment organisations (EpAOs) are subject to external quality assurance (EQA), and there are currently 4 types of EQA provider (employer led, professional body, Ofqual or the IfATE). The recent IfATE Consultation proposes that all EQA is delivered by Ofqual for non-integrated degree apprenticeships, and by the Office for Students (OfS) for integrated degree apprenticeships.

What do End-point Assessment Organisations (EpAOs) value most from their External Quality Assurance (EQA) providers?

In June 2020 I carried out a short survey of EpAOs, asking what they would find most valuable from an EQA provider. The survey was completed by 50 EpAOs (17% of all EpAOs), and the overwhelming response was advice, support, and the sharing best practice, alongside, responsiveness, sector expertise and adherence to the IfATE EQA framework. Read on to find out more.

The art of the possible in end-point assessment observation during Covid-19

Over the last 2-3 months there has been a huge amount of effort by employers, #EpAOs, External Quality Assurance (#EQA) providers and the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (@IFAteched) to identify flexibilities in the delivery of end-point assessment (#EPA) to enable EPA to continue in the midst of Covid-19.

10 ways to simplify the Ofqual application process for End-point Assessment Organisations without impacting quality

@IFAteched consult on simplifying #EQA with @Ofqual and @OfficeStudents delivery only   The 26th February IfATE Consultation proposes a move away from a system where External Quality Assurance (#EQA) is delivered by a wide range of different organisations, to one where EQA is delivered by Ofqual for non-integrated degree apprenticeships, and by the Office for Students (OfS) for integrated degree apprenticeships.

Remote End-point Assessments During Covid-19: 7 Key Points for End-point Assessment Organisations to Consider

Are you an End-point Assessment Organisation #EPAO exploring how to continue to deliver #EPA during Covid-19? Below are seven things for End-point Assessment Organisations to consider when exploring remote or simulated delivery options for face to face end-point assessments during Covid-19.

What do end-point assessors and end-point assessment organisations think about the world of end-point assessment?

Different #EPA and #EPAO Perspectives Would you love to know more about what end-point assessors and end-point assessment organisations think about the world of end-point assessment?

An introduction to Ofqual for micro end-point assessment organisations

#Governance of End-point Assessment Organisations in the Context of @Ofqual #EPA #EpAOs  Following discussions with a number of micro End-point assessment organisations (EpAOs) about governance in the context of ofqual, I thought it may be helpful to share the key documents and some of my own personal thoughts and hints and tips.

Conflicts of Interest in End-point Assessment #EPA

Managing and mitigating conflicts of interest is a critical part of the design and delivery of End-point Assessment (EPA).

Assessing Behaviours in End-point Assessment #EPA

Apprenticeship Standards contain knowledge, skills (sometimes referred to as competencies), and behaviours (KSBs), all of which are assessed though a range of end-point assessment tools, as defined by the published assessment plan.

Overcoming the challenges of end-point assessment

Having worked in end-point assessment since its inception back in 2014/15, I have seen my fair share of challenges, and worked through a fair number of solutions, alongside the amazing sense of pride as you see apprentices complete and achieve.

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