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QCTO Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) principles and values

The following principles and values have been taken into consideration during the development of these criteria and guidelines for becoming an AQP:The following principles and values have been taken into consideration during the development of these criteria and guidelines for becoming an AQP: External Assessment systems and processes must: be fair, reliable, valid, ethical and transparent; be consistent across time, place, role players and respond to a non-sectoral demand-led model; use methodologies that are fit-for-purpose and reflect a consistent level of higher  cognitive challenge;  avoid tendencies of exclusivity; adhere to the QCTO values which show: i. innovation and excellence ii. em[...]

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Accreditation

Accreditation The certification, usually for a particular period, of a person, a body or an institution having the capacity to fulfil a particular function in the quality assurance system.

Assessment

The process of collecting evidence of learners’ work to measure and make judgements about the competence or non- competence of specified NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications.

Assessment centre

A centre accredited by the QCTO for the purpose of conducting external integrated summative assessments for specified NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications.

Assessment Quality Partner (AQP)

A body delegated by the QCTO to manage and coordinate the external integrated summative assessments of specified NQF registered occupational qualifications and part qualifications.

Occupational qualification

A qualification associated with a trade, occupation or profession, resulting from work-based learning, developed and quality assured under the auspices of the QCTO and consisting of the knowledge, practical skills and work experiencestandards and requires an external summative assessment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The comparison of the previous learning and experience, howsoever obtained, against the learning outcomes required for a specified qualification and the acceptance for the purpose of qualification of that which meets the requirements.

Summative assessment

A component of the assessment process and refers to the culmination of the summative process when learners are subjected to a final sitting at the end of the learning cycle.

Verification

The process managed by the relevant body for externally verifying (checking) the authenticity of processes to confirm or overturn the findings.

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