How you’ll be assessed
Your learning is assessed by written papers, portfolios and presentations, depending on the modules studied, and the final dissertation. These are submitted and marked online. Each 20 credit module assignment is 4,000 words or equivalent.
You will complete 30 hours of evaluated, specialist teaching in practice in your setting, which must consist of a minimum of 10 hours with the same learner.
Three hours of teaching will be observed and assessed (via video) by a programme tutor who holds active AMBDA status to support you by providing a written report to provide formative feedback and summative assessment in relation to how far you meet the criteria. This will take place at appropriate points during the 30 hours of teaching. You will also submit associated materials such as lesson plans, evaluations, schemes of work, teaching diaries etc. in the form of a portfolio.
You will complete three diagnostic assessment reports stemming from 3 different assessments of learners. These reports must be assessed using the current SASC criteria for Assessment Practicing Certificates applications (www.sasc.org.uk). These must include supporting assessment plans, working papers and related tutors' reports submitted in the form of a portfolio.
A film of one hour of the assessments of an individual learner, showing the use of at least two standardised tests, appropriate for the age of the learner carried out in a 1:1 situation, should be submitted on an encrypted DVD/USB or other secure means, for assessment. It may be filmed on more than one occasion but must focus on the assessment of one learner.