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Keywords e.g. warehousing
Qualification Code e.g. 600/5640/X
Keywords e.g. warehousing
Unit Code e.g. Y/505/4889
Open Awards Unit ID e.g. CBF498
Keywords e.g. warehousing
Open Awards Unit Code e.g. UA33ART12
Open Awards Unit ID e.g. CBF521


Standardisation events will be held throughout the 2019/20 academic year at various locations across the country, including Liverpool, Coventry, London, Middlesbrough, Penrith and Portsmouth. (See Open Awards website for details). 

 The aims of a standardisation event are:

  • To assist centres to improve their practice through peer review and feedback
  • To enable Open Awards to gain an overview of practice in centres, and identify areas for improvement
  • To contribute to the continuing professional development of Authorised Internal Verifiers

All sessions are free of charge for Open Awards centres lasting half a day (9.30am - 12.30pm) and give you the opportunity to share your learner work with other centres. As part of this activity, we would like to invite you to bring along a Unit you would like some support within thinking about assessment activities, to share in a workshop session.  This is not a requirement, but an opportunity for you to get some helpful feedback.  (If you do not have learner work to share, or do not wish to bring a Unit, you will still be able to benefit from attending the session.) Scroll down for dates 

Date and Venue Booking Link
Autumn Term
Tuesday 19th November 2019 - Friends House, London
Thursday 28th November 2019 - Open Awards, Liverpool
Thursday 28th November 2019 - Redbank House, Greater Manchester
Thursday 12th December 2019 - Open Awards, Liverpool
Thursday 12th December 2019 - Hereward College, Coventry
Spring Term
Thursday 9th January 2020 - Open Awards, Liverpool
Thursday 9th January 2020 - Bury Adult Learning, Greater Manchester
Tuesday 25th February 2020- Open Awards, Liverpool
Tuesday 25th February 2020 - Clements Hall, York
Tuesday 10th March 2020 - Open Awards, Liverpool
Tuesday 10th March 2020 - Redbank House, Greater Manchester
Tuesday 10th March 2020 - Technopole, Portsmouth
Tuesday 31st March 2020 - Solihull WI, West Midlands
Tuesday 31st March 2020 - Friends House, London
Wednesday 1st April 2020 - Open Awards, Liverpool
Summer Term
Tuesday 21st April 2020 - Acklam Green Centre, Middlesbrough
Tuesday 21st April 2020 - Revelation Academy, Nottingham
Wednesday 6th May 2020 - Open Awards, Liverpool
Wednesday 6th May 2020 - Hereward College, Coventry
Tuesday 19th May 2020 - Redbank House, Greater Manchester
Wednesday 3rd June 2020 - Open Awards, Liverpool
Wednesday 3rd June 2020 - Technopole, Portsmouth
Tuesday 16th June 2020 - Penrith Methodist Church
Wednesday 24th June 2020 - Redbank House, Greater Manchester
Wednesday 24th June 2020 - Friends House, London
Wednesday 1st July 2020 - Open Awards, Liverpool

PLEASE NOTE:The Standardisation event is appropriate for anyone involved in the delivery, marking, assessment or internal verification of Open Awards qualifications, who is able to bring samples of assessed work from their centre.  The event is strongly recommended for centres which do not currently have AIV status but would like to be considered for this in future.

  • It is mandatory for centres with Direct Claims Status to have at least one AIV attend a standardisation event during the academic year.  If not, AIV status will be suspended and will need to be re-applied for.
  • Centres may be charged for late cancellation (less than 2 working days before the event) or non-attendance.