Fellowship (FCIEA)

FellowshipFellowship is a voting grade membership open to the most experienced and expert practitioners in educational assessment.

You must be able to demonstrate a minimum of six years' assessment experience with at least one year’s experience at Assistant principal examiner/Assistant principal moderator level or External examiner/Programme leader at HE level

or are responsible for the assessment strategy within an institution or a programme of study or a module

or are a qualified CEA with six years’ experience in that role in an educational establishment

and who can fulfil the eligibility criteria described below. You will also have a relevant qualification at QCF/NQF level 6 or above or equivalent.

Fellowship is also open to anyone with RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning where experience is used in recognition of a lack of the academic qualification listed above) who can demonstrate that they can meet the minimum of six years' assessment experience with at least one year’s experience at Senior level covering all the eligibility criteria described below through knowledge, understanding or skills they already possess.

Eligibility

A Fellow 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)
  • Have a minimum of six years' assessment experience (with at least one year’s experience at Assistant principal examiner/Assistant principal moderator level)

or the responsibility for the assessment strategy within an institution or programme of study

or having worked for a minimum of six years as a qualified CEA in an educational establishment

and undertaking the majority of the following activities:

Preparing for assessment

  • Design the assessment specification within given parameters
  • Interpret the assessment requirements of the specification
  • Take responsibility for setting, reviewing and checking assessment criteria
  • Provide exemplars, tasks, advice and training to assessors as required

Conducting assessment

  • Ensure that assessment team members understand the assessment criteria
  • Ensure appropriate support is provided to organisations and/or assessment teams
  • Assess a quota of work in accordance with the assessment criteria and procedures
  • Scrutinise the marking standards of assessment within the team or organisation and provide feedback
  • Select and moderate appropriate samples of work
  • Participate in standardisation and make recommendations for mark adjustments across the specification

Feeding back after assessment

  • Ensure comparability in standards
  • Evaluate and report on the performance of the assessment
  • Provide reports for relevant individuals and organisations
  • Provide reports and give feedback to assessment team

Performing effectively

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

Managing and working with others

  • Provide leadership, and develop and support effective assessment teams
  • Encourage and help team leaders and assessors to develop their competence
  • Communicate effectively to set and fulfil agreed commitments
  • Lead, plan and embrace change involving assessment teams.

How to apply

Your Fellowship application must include:

  • The completed application form
  • A CV including a description of your current or latest job and CPD records and plans
  • Certified* copies of qualifications or evidence of RPL
  • Evidence of a minimum of six years' experience in assessment
  • Evidence of a minimum of one year in a senior assessment leadership role
  • Two professional references supporting your application (one of them providing a judgment on the degree of assessment proficiency)
  • An academic profile highlighting your achievement in teaching/research/publication
  • A narrative which evidences involvement in the activities described in the Eligibility section including at the end indication of why you should be awarded fellowship and how your profession would benefit from your fellowship
  • Appropriate fee

*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

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