All external quality assurance activities are taking place remotely, not at centre sites. Centres will be expected, wherever possible, to provide electronic evidence either through online system such as Turnitin or Moodle or by uploading evidence to an Open Awards SharePoint site. As a last resort, we will continue to accept hard copies of learner work posted to the Open Awards office. Please note that the external quality assurance of hard copies posted to Open Awards may be subject to a delay while all our staff are working remotely.
Yes. Open Awards will select a sample of learners from the results uploaded for each course run and request evidence both for actual achievements and TAG judgements. All learner evidence must be made available provide electronic evidence either through online systems such as Turnitin or Moodle or by uploading evidence to an Open Awards SharePoint site.
Yes. Actual learner achievement can be signed off by Authorised Internal Verifiers (AIVs) through normal arrangements. In order for AIVs to be able to sign off TAGs, they must attend Open Awards training specifically for the scrutiny of TAG processes. Details can be found on the training and events section of the Open Awards website. AIVs will also receive personal invites to training sessions.
An AIV that does not complete Open Awards AIV TAG training will not be able to sign off TAGs, but can still verify learner achievement from actual assessments.
Centres must devise and adopt a consistent approach to TAG judgements for Category B qualifications. This approach must be endorsed by the Head of Centre who will complete a Head of Centre Declaration confirming that the centre’s arrangements meet Open Awards requirements.
TAGs must be subject to internal quality assurance scrutiny to determine their validity before results are submitted to Open Awards.
Open Awards will select a sample of learners and units for external quality assurance purposes. The centre must make evidence available to Open Awards to review before results can be confirmed.
Yes. In the same way that external quality assurance may identify errors in assessment decisions, if the evidence presented for a TAG does not reflect valid and reliable evidence of achievement, we will reject TAGs.
The centre must make evidence available to Open Awards to review before results can be confirmed.