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C1-5 Consider alternative assessment methods


  • What are the range of assessment methods that can support both informal/non-formal learning and formal learning? 

Good practice

  • Assessment methods can include: 
    • Written or e-portfolio - to enable a more structured, iterative approach to building evidence
    • Mapping against programme level outcomes or SCQF level descriptors for large amounts of credit rather than against programme modules.
    • Greater use of level descriptors to enable the articulation of prior informal learning in learning outcomes that are more relevant to this type of learning.
    • Reflective account
    • Workplace-derived artefacts
    • Structured interviewing as a single evidence source
    • Use of technologies e.g. web/video-conferencing, video and podcasts
    • Greater use of existing workplace learning practices in evaluation and assessment, particularly as part of work-based learning programmes.
    • Simulation / observation of practice
    • Employer reference/evidence
    • Project work
    • Existing work-based learning practices
    • Record of volunteer learning and experience
    • ‘Assessment on demand’ such as exam or assignment