blue logo

Publications

Ashwood Learning has in the past developed many "smart-portfolios" for a range of NVQs in Management and Learning and Development. Currently under development are:

  • The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • The Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
  • The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • The Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • The Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)

All the "smart-portfolios" take the sweat out of assembling a portfolio for a professional level QCF/NVQ, as well as assessing and verifying it. There are pre-written assessment plans with clear advice on suggested evidence, observations checklists, knowledge questions, prompts for professional discussion and an entire system for indexing the portfolio with the predicted mapping for each piece of evidence for each unit already entered. Candidates and their assessors are free to concentrate on identifying and assessing individualised evidence while the guidance and structures in the smart-portfolio makes the process just so much simpler - in fact "smarter". It can be used for both candidate-led and assessor-led approaches. The materials are available in editable formats to enable e-assessment.