Announcing Our New Online CPD Course!
Here at Brooks and Kirk, we take pride in our ability to create effective CPD courses. So it’s now time to announce our exciting new online CPD Holistic Assessment course! Created and hosted by our team of experts within the field of holistic assessment in vocational education. We wanted to explore a part of the assessment world that hasn’t been covered in enough detail, giving you the skills and ability to become a better assessor.
The Award in Holistic Assessment in Vocational Education gives you knowledge and understanding of holistic assessments. What they are, how to plan one, and how you can utilise them within your own sector. Oh – and did we mention you won’t find it anywhere else? It’s exclusive to us at Brooks and Kirk.
The Importance of Holistic Assessment
Assessments are a vital part of vocational education. They enable you, as an assessor, to make judgements on your learner’s knowledge, skills, and behaviours. This is where holistic assessment comes into play. Holistic assessment is a method of measuring student learning across multiple aspects of their course. It goes beyond simply assessing learners based on a small set of assessment criteria within a single piece of learning. However, holistic assessment isn’t a new concept in education. Without going into too much detail, that’s where our course comes in! Holistic assessment differs greatly from traditional assessment methods.
Holistic assessment has many benefits that can help you, especially within the workplace. Assessing holistically can make you a more efficient assessor by being able to link multiple criteria together. This means you can gather more evidence that will help you and your learner. In turn, this speeds up the process of assessment. But we’ll go into more detail about that during the course.
The Award in Holistic Assessment in Vocational Education
By taking our new and exclusive CPD course, you’ll gain the knowledge and tools to create and plan effective holistic assessments. Regardless of your vocational education sector! You’ll also learn the difference between holistic and non-holistic assessments, as well as the benefits for yourself as an assessor and for your learner. Giving you the skills to effectively take learners through multiple criteria and complete their assessments holistically.
The course is made up of five modules, each of which focuses on a different aspect of holistic assessment within vocational education.
- This first module will give you a better understanding of holistic assessment and the difference between different holistic terms.
- In Module 2, you’ll learn how to plan a holistic assessment, focusing on the process of creation.
- Next in Module 3, you’ll learn how to complete a holistic assessment in your practice as well as the types of assessment methods that can be used holistically.
- Module 4 offers more knowledge about the benefits of holistic assessment for both the assessor and learners.
- Finally, Module 5 will cover the common mistakes people make when it comes to holistic assessments.
Why Should I Take the Course?
The Award in Holistic Assessment in Vocational Education is perfect for assessors, tutors, or IQAs who want to increase their knowledge. This could also be good CPD if you’re in charge of developing curriculum or training. Keeping you up-to-date with assessment methods and practices makes for some very great CPD! Helping you to improve your personal and professional growth.
The course is delivered completely online via our Virtual Learning Environment, meaning you can complete it whenever you want, at the time and place that is best for you. You can work it into your schedule; you don’t have to work your schedule around it. Furthermore, the course is completely interactive, with a mix of activities. As with all Brooks and Kirk courses, you’ll have unlimited tutor support if you need it.
Once you have finished the course it will count as 1 hour of verified CPD. Not only that, but you’ll receive an official certificate of completion for your CPD record. At only £45, that’s an absolute bargain and you can’t go wrong! Enrol now and start your professional growth journey and become a better assessor!