Full member (MCIEA)

Full memberFull Membership is a voting grade membership open to more advanced assessors who are able to demonstrate at least three years’ educational assessment experience.

You must have at least one year's experience at Team Leader level or Module Leader or above or have had some responsibility for the assessment strategy within an institution or a programme of study or a module and  can fulfil the eligibility criteria described below. You will also have a relevant qualification at QCF/NQF level 6 or above or equivalent.

This level 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 below) who can demonstrate that they can meet the minimum of three year’s assessment experience with at least one years’ experience at Team Leader level covering all the eligibility 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 an indication of future interests
  • Evidence of a minimum of three years’ experience in assessment
  • Evidence of a minimum of one year in an assessment leadership role
  • Two professional references supporting your application (one of them providing judgement on the degree of assessment proficiency)
  • A narrative which evidences involvement in the activities described in the Eligibility section including at the end an indication of why you should be awarded Member level and how your professional would benefit from your membership

*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


A Full 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 three years’ assessment experience (including at least one year’s experience at Team leader level or managing a team of assessors) undertaking the majority of the following activities:

Preparing for assessment

  • Interpret the assessment requirements of the specification for the organisation
  • Set assessment tasks, adapt the assessment criteria and identify or develop exemplars
  • Advise and train assessors on setting assessment tasks or lead and support the setting of assessment task

Conducting assessment

  • Ensure that assessment team members understand the assessment task and the assessment criteria
  • Scrutinise the standards of assessment within the team and provide feedback
  • Select and moderate appropriate samples of work
  • Assist as required with standardisation or manage the moderation process

Feeding back after assessment

  • Assist with assessment procedure reviews as required
  • Assist in evaluating performance of the assessment as required
  • Provide/check reports for organisations
  • Provide/check reports and give feedback to assessors and candidates as appropriate

Performing effectively

  • Plan and undertake assessment activities 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

  • Develop, manage and retain an effective assessment team
  • Encourage and help assessors to improve their performance
  • Communicate effectively to set and fulfil agreed commitments
  • Embrace and effect change within the assessment team

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