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Which bodies could become national Assessment Quality Partners

The need to establish an AQP arises from the development of an occupational qualification. A body that has the necessary credibility in the relevant constituency (industry/sector/profession) must be identified to manage External Integrated Summative Assessment by conducting the AQP functions listed above. Depending on their current functions and areas of expertise any of the following existing bodies may  be  appointed  as  Assessment  Quality  Partners  for  specific  occupations  or groups of occupations: Moderating Bodies Examining Bodies Professional Bodies Legislated Boards Occupational Associations Note: If there are no such bodies with a specific interest in the relevant occupation, a SETA o[...]

Re: Purpose of the Appeals Process

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Appeals can be brought against:

Assessments that are perceived to have been unfair, invalid or unreliable.
• The assessment outcome, if the assessor’s judgement is considered to be biased.
• Inadequate expertise or experience of the assessor, if this is considered to have influenced the assessment.
• Unethical practices.
• Learners should be secure in the knowledge that they can appeal against an unfair assessment.
• Every candidate being assessed and or moderated has the right to appeal against the decisions, conduct or compliance of the assessor or moderator.
• All candidates shall be familiarized with proper appeals procedure.