On the reliability of vocational workplace-based certifications

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Author: Harth, H.; Hemker, B. T.

Abstract:

The assessment of vocational workplace-based qualifications in England relies on human assessors (raters). These assessors observe naturally occurring, non-standardised evidence, unique to each learner and evaluate the learner as competent/not yet competent against content standards. Whilst these are considered difficult to measure, this study aims to provide information on the operational reliability of assessor decisions for three workplace-based vocational qualifications in hairdressing and electrotechnical engineering. It is shown how existing assessment records, typically generated...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Assessment; Workforce development; Research; Qualifications

Keywords: Decision making; Work based learning; Competency based training; Case study; Skill certification

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2013

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Journal volume: 28

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2013

Pages: pp. 75-90

ISSN: 0267-1522, 1470-1146 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 111.305

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