Distance assessment policy
Centres intending to use distance assessment processes are required to develop a distance assessment policy that specifies how secure and effective assessment techniques will be applied to learners with little or no face to face contact with tutors.
Agored Cymru is committed to ensuring that innovative, accessible and secure assessment practices are used to allow learners to demonstrate their achievement effectively.
The groups which need to be included
Centre staff responsible for curriculum development, quality assurance and technical support of systems available to learners.
Learners undertaking distance assessment have the right to expect equal opportunities to success when compared with those learners attending a centre. This does not mean that procedures, facilities or timescales must be identical, but it does mean that no learner should be disadvantaged.
‘Blended learning’ programmes should be used for learning incorporating skills based assessment, to ensure that learners have adequate opportunities to practice skills prior to assessment and to demonstrate skills at assessment.
Centres are required to take responsibility for complying with legal requirements, regulations and codes of practice (e.g. data protection, disability discrimination, copyright, health and safety etc.) when using distance assessment for the internal assessment of a qualification and/or unit.