We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with The Assessors Guild, as part of Protocol’s commitment to contribute to the improvement of quality in the assessment arena. The partnership will deliver a whole host of benefits to our clients and candidates and kicks off with a generous 20% discount on membership.
The Assessors Guild are the Professional Membership Body for Assessors, established by The Federation of Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS), a charitable organisation. They represent and support a growing professional family of assessors from all disciplines with the sole mission of achieving consistency and exceptional quality in the area of assessment and quality assurance.
Sam Taylor, Head of The Assessors Guild commented: “We believe that for too long, assessors have been unrepresented and under-appreciated as vital players in the education system. Lack of consistency in methodology, delivery and results in some areas have been due to the raft of changes and reforms meaning that ongoing professional development and the opportunity to professionally develop is potentially unstructured.We offer a home for the assessment community by providing a Member Portal with access to jobs, booking tool, professional development, policy and news updates. The portal will provide an accessible database of skilled assessors that have been verified as part of the application process against universal standards and industry expectation”
The Assessors Guild offer a range of individual and corporate memberships that are suitable for a diverse range of people working in and across assessment. They are advocates for technical, vocational, end-point, academic assessors and quality assurers, offering a comprehensive support network for their members. To claim your discount, contact the Skills & Training team via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 911 2012.
Sam adds; “Membership will enable assessors and quality assurers to become part of a community with representation and voice. Required growth of the assessment community in terms of both current and aspirational skills and capacity is why we are here, to provide for assessors, in order for them to fulfil their duties with assurance and commitment as well as instilling confidence in the sector as a whole”
Improvement of assessors standing, credibility and employability through the commitment to CPD, and Professional Standards via membership to The Assessors Guild is key and will ultimately have the biggest impact on the young people and graduates of today.
Both organisations believe it is vital that the assessment community work consistently across a quality framework to ensure learners achieve and organisations and regulatory bodies have the confidence in a system that works.
Sophie Kelly, Skills & Training Recruitment Manager at Protocol said; “We are really pleased to be able to work alongside The Assessors Guild. We look forward to offering our clients and candidates more and more added value around assessment and are keen to be part of this great initiative. We are of course also pleased to be able to offer members the very best choice in new work opportunities and recruitment services.”.