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At Read On Publications, we promote good practice in vocational teaching, assessment and quality assurance. We've been training teachers, assessors, IQAs and EQAs for over twenty years and all our products are based on practical experience and common sense. If you are an assessor or IQA, or are responsible for their training, we have resources, courses, information and advice to help you.


The best assessor's guide: Essential knowledge and skills for vocational assessors, apprenticeships edition

The second edition of this best-selling, easy-to-use handbook is for everyone with responsibility for vocational assessment, whether you are new to the role, an experienced assessor or responsible for training assessors. Completely revised and updated to reflect recent changes in assessment practice, this guide explains the role of the vocational assessor, including those responsible for apprenticeships (England), how to approach the different stages of assessment, and how to prepare learners for vocational qualifications. You will find advice on how and when to use the different assessment methods, including new methods used in apprenticeships. Throughout the guide are new sections on formative strategies, to help you with both on-programme and end-point assessment.

The guide brings together the expertise of many experienced assessors, with case studies and real-life examples including those related to new apprenticeships. It is an ideal companion for everyone working towards an assessor qualification or who wants to improve their skills.

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I use all of Hilary's publications on assessment and quality assurance and find they are a great source of reference. I think The best assessor's guide (apprenticeship edition) is her bravest one yet. At a time when the industry struggles to manage and comprehend the changes we all face, this book goes straight to the core of good assessment practice. Clear links to the new terminology of apprenticeship standards, end point assessment, and the additional skills all assessors will need to develop. If you want to be ready for the new approach to apprenticeships and provide the highest levels of training, coaching and assessment support to your learners, then this is a must read. It will provide you with the detailed knowledge of all things apprenticeship-related, and provides a good basis of understanding for the new Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF), and those bodies responsible for its regulation. If you are serious about development, or want to be the best you can be, purchase a copy and watch your practice and reputation grow.

Joey Greenwood, Team Smart.

The best vocational trainer’s guide by Hilary Read and Ann Gravells

This comprehensive guide is for trainers and employers delivering vocational training in the further education and skills sector. Based on best practice in planning learning, training and coaching work-based learners, the guide draws on the knowledge and experience of experts and practitioners, with many real-life examples. It will help users gain the skills they need as they develop their practice, showing them how to link their training to the workplace. It is an indispensable companion for all those responsible for learning in the workplace or who are working towards a teaching qualification. There are links to the Award and Certificate in Education and Training (AET and CET) at the end of each section.

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