Associate (ACIEA) membership

Associate memberOpen to anyone with a relevant qualification at NQF level 6 or above e.g. Degree, PGCE Certificate, BTEC Advanced Professional Diplomas, or NVQs at level 4 and a minimum of one year’s assessment experience covering the majority of the assessment criteria below.

Or open to anyone with relevant prior learning (RPL) - an appropriate method of assessment has been used in the workplace that considers whether learners can demonstrate that they can meet the minimum of one years assessment experience covering all the criteria described below through knowledge, understanding or skills they already possess.


You must submit the following supporting documents:

  • A CV
  • Certified* copies of qualifications or evidence of Recognised Prior Learning
  • CPD records (last 2 years) and indication of future interests
  • Evidence of a minimum of one year's experience in assessment
  • A professional reference supporting your application (providing a judgment on the degree of assessment proficiency)
  • A narrative which evidences involvement in the activities described in the Eligibility section.

*Certified copies must be “true copies of the original” which are signed and dated by a senior member of your employment company or a professional person.


An Associate Member will have:

  • The appropriate qualification (e.g. Degree, PGCE Certificate, Vocational qualification at level 6) or appropriate RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning where experience is used in recognition of a lack of the academic qualification listed above)
  • A minimum of one year’s assessment experience undertaking the majority of the following activities:

Preparing for assessment

  • Understand the principles of assessment
  • Know what, when and how to assess
  • Set appropriate assessment tasks

Conducting assessment

  • Understand assessment criteria
  • Understand assessment task and criteria
  • Assess a quota of learners’ work in accordance with the assessment criteria and procedures

Standardise own assessments

  • Select and moderate appropriate samples of work

Feeding back after assessment

  • Provide/check reports for candidates and organisations
  • Provide a range of quality feedback to facilitate student learning

Performing effectively

  • Plan and undertake assessment activities to required procedures and deadlines
  • Identify and plan for improvement in own performance
  • Use appropriate resources to meet development goals and enhance performance

Managing and working with others

  • Cooperate with other team members to achieve the goals of the assessment team
  • Encourage and support others to develop their competence as opportunities arise
  • Communicate effectively to ensure agreed commitments are fulfilled
  • Embrace and effect change

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