C1-5 Consider alternative assessment methods
- What are the range of assessment methods that can support both informal/non-formal learning and formal learning?
- 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