We are proposing unit level adaptations to assessment tasks to reflect public health guidelines and ongoing disruption.
We’ve reviewed those units where the requirements may present significant challenges because they rely on access to settings, facilities and equipment which may not be possible, or they require physical interaction with others which may not be possible.
- The existing assessment criteria will be used, just applied to an alternative approach.
- The emphasis is on finding alternative methods for generating evidence to show skills, knowledge and understanding.
The adaptations will vary depending on the nature of the unit. Here are examples of the types of adaptations proposed:
- Where the Learning Objective is ‘be able to plan’ (based on observation or previous activity), learners could be given a scenario, case study, virtual observation or recorded example.
- Where the Learning Objective is ‘be able to deliver/carry out’, learners could discuss how they would deliver/carry out the activity as part of a professional discussion. This could include, for example, how the learner would have carried out the activity, how they would respond to various situations etc. The discussion should include questions that draw out the requirements of the assessment criteria.
The adaptations will vary depending on the nature of the unit and we will provide further details on the adaptations for each unit as soon as possible.