Practitioner Workshops portfolio

Focusing on important elements of assessment design and practice, our CPD accredited assessment practitioner workshops are short, sharp sessions designed to fit seamlessly around your work commitments.

You’ll gain principled knowledge and the techniques to build and improve your practice. The resources you take away will support you in applying your learning to your own context, continuing your development long after the workshops have ended.

Depending on your role and the context you’re working in, you may want to focus your learning on a specific area of assessment. We’ve outlined some possible pathways below.

Principles of assessment

Assessment reliability (Workshop)

This interactive workshop will help you to gain a better understanding of the concept of assessment reliability, including how it is conceptualised, calculated, and should be interpreted.

  Online |   2 CPD hours |   £95 (Members - £85.50)

Assessment development and design

Applying principles and practice in curriculum development (Workshop series)

An interactive series of five workshops guiding you through the principles of curriculum design and how these can be practically applied to the development of a curriculum.

Online | 10 hours | £375 (Members - £337.50)

Assessment validation for beginners: How do I know my assessments have worked well? (Workshop)

This interactive workshop will introduce some key ideas underpinning validity and validation, and will offer practical ideas for validating your assessments to check their overall quality.

  Online |   2 CPD hours |   £95 (Members - £85.50)

Effective assessment design and delivery in Higher Education (Workshop series)

An interactive series of four two hour workshops that will provide you with a practical approach to the design and management of effective module assessments in a Higher Education context.

Online | 8 hours | £265 (Members - £238.50)

Question writing for effective assessment (Workshop series)

A series of three interactive online workshops to determine strategies to advance your assessment design practice, whether you are refreshing your knowledge or learning for the first time.

  Online |   6 CPD hours |   £265 (Members - £238.50)

Setting and maintaining a grading standard (Workshop)

An interactive workshop, designed to fit around your working day, exploring different approaches to grading and how these can be applied in your own context.

  Online |   1.5 CPD hours |   £95 (Members - £85.50)

Understanding and optimising your mark schemes (Workshop)

This interactive workshop will describe the different approaches to mark schemes and provide practical guidance on how mark schemes can be optimised.

  Online |   1.5 CPD hours |   £95 (Members - £85.50)

Writing and evaluating effective multiple-choice questions (Workshop series)

A series of three interactive workshops to add to your assessment practitioner toolkit and gain skills to inform your future teaching practice.

  Online |   4.5 CPD hours |   £265 (Members - £238.50)

Understanding the fundamentals of research and research methods to empower assessment practices (Workshop series)

In this series of three interactive online workshops, you will develop your knowledge of research purposes, methods and good practice that are relevant to the assessment context.

Online | £265 (Members - £238.50)

Assessment data and data management

An introduction to statistics for assessment (Workshop series)

A series of three interactive online workshops, designed to fit around your working day. Drive your assessment related decisions through data and statistics.

Online | 4.5 CPD hours | £265 (Members - £238.50)

Computer adaptive testing (Workshop series)

A series of three interactive workshops that will cover the basic concepts of Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs) and their use in different assessment contexts.

Online | 4.5 CPD hours | £265 (Members - £238.50)

Item banking: theory, practice and delivery (Workshop series)

An interactive series of workshops introducing item banking theory, practice and delivery, with an opportunity to discuss the relevance of item banking in your own context.

Online | £265 (Members - £238.50)

Item response theory in practice (Workshop series)

A series of interactive online workshops, designed to introduce the basic concepts behind item response theory (IRT) and give clear examples of when it is useful.

Online | 6 CPD hours | £325 (Members - £292.50)

Using assessment data to empower practice (Workshop series)

In this series of three interactive online workshops, you will investigate the quality of your assessments using assessment and item-level data, blending the theory with the practice.

Online | 4.5 CPD hours | £265 (Members - £238.50)

Assessment research, innovation and policy

Assessing 'competence': Definitions, challenges and strategies (Workshop series)

This interactive series of three workshops is designed for anyone who wants to understand the key issues underpinning valid assessments of competence. The workshops are ideal for practitioners who are looking to embed 'competence', 'competencies' or '21st century skills' into their teaching, learning or assessment approaches.

  Online |   4.5 CPD hours |   £265 (Members - £238.50)

Becoming an assessment JEDI: fostering Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in assessment practices (Workshop)

This workshop is designed to help education practitioners move towards assessment practices that exemplify and champion ‘assessment for all’ by adopting the simple framework of ‘Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion’ (JEDI).

  Online |   2 CPD hours |   £95 (Members - £85.50)

Comparative judgement in educational assessment (Workshop)

An interactive workshop providing an overview of the history, theory and practice of comparative judgement in educational assessment.

Online | 1.5 CPD hours | £95 (Members - £85.50)

Digital assessment: drivers, benefits, barriers and challenges (Workshop)

This interactive online workshop aims to familiarise participants with issues encountered when introducing digital assessment. Using theory, research and practical experience this session will allow you to consider what digital assessment is and why the intended benefits are not always realised.

Online | 2 CPD hours | £95 (Members - £85.50)

E-assessment of speaking: current trends and future directions (Workshop)

An interactive workshop exploring the application of technology in both the delivery and marking of speaking assessments, supported by examples from recent research.

Online | 1.5 hours | £95 (Members - £85.50)

CPD dual logo

Cambridge Assessment Network has been recognised as a provider of Training Excellence by the Professional Development Consortium and is a trusted source of CPD accredited learning activities.

Find out more

Bespoke solutions

group of professionals collaborating

We will work with you to make your own assessment learning programme that supports your people and enhances expertise.