Lead Assessor Support Programme

'Learning to lead assessment in primary, secondary, further education and skills sectors.'

About the programme

This 10-week modular programme is designed to support those working in assessment in primary, secondary, college and other training or workplace settings. The programme covers key aspects of the assessment process delivered to participants through a blend of online learning theory modules delivered by the CIEA, real-life examples of how certain aspects are currently being implemented in specific settings along with suggested activities to support putting theory into practice in your assessment context. The programme is hosted online, so you can access it at a time convenient to you. There are also fortnightly live Q&A sessions held over Zoom, in which you can share best practice and seek support from our expert course leaders and other course participants.

The modules include:

  • Approaches to Assessment
  • Standardisation & Moderation
  • Using Data
  • Leading the Assessment Process

The Lead Assessor Support Programme is intended to support senior staff to lead the assessment processes and practices in their assessment context. Whilst this programme can be offered to individual assessors, it is beneficial and has greater impact if more than one tutor/lecturer from an assessment centre undertake the course together. This provides an opportunity for colleagues to discuss and audit the assessment processes in their own setting and cascade high quality practice in educational assessment with a view to making positive change in their department, over their whole college, or throughout their training setting or workplace.

Please note, there are separate primary, secondary, and Post 16 course instances of the Lead Assessor Support Programme.  Should there be insufficient numbers to make an instance of the course viable, delegates will be offered a place on the next available course.