Professional development for effective assessment

Professional development for effective assessment

We help you to measure learning effectively and take your assessment ambitions further. We support the professionals behind every sense of achievement, from school age to working life, across a world of subjects and sectors. 

Advance your skills and knowledge as an assessment practitioner with a choice of ways to learn:

Assessment practitioner workshops

Keep improving what you do

Develop your assessment expertise with our practical and focused online workshops, available as standalone 90 minute sessions or a more comprehensive series of three. With practical application at their core, they are perfect for developing – or refreshing – your knowledge of key principles and best practice in assessment, as well as providing the perfect opportunity to exchange ideas with fellow practitioners.

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Online courses

Learn weekly for your role

We offer a choice of four online courses covering the fundamentals of designing and delivering successful assessments. All courses are accredited for continuing professional development (27 hours of CPD) with certification available on successful completion.

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Training for your workplace 

Get assessment answers

Whatever your organisation’s professional development needs, as assessment leaders we are committed to supporting your people. Take your pick from our ready-made training sessions or speak to us about developing a bespoke solution, just let us know what you need.

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Postgraduate qualification

Stand out as an assessment expert

Our University of Cambridge Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Studies: Educational Assessment (PGCA) is a practice-based qualification. The course is taught part-time over 15 months, giving you 90 credits at Master's level (Level 7).

Take this course to:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of assessment in a supportive academic environment
  • Work on small-scale enquiries relevant to your own professional practice
  • Apply research methodologies to your professional context
  • Learn from other students and build a network beyond your specialist area

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CPD accredited

CPD dual logoWhen you learn with us, you gain new knowledge and skills, all evidenced through accredited continuing professional development (CPD) hours. These hours soon add up, supporting your development by building credibility and confidence and providing an opportunity to apply your learning to your day to day professional practice.

We believe in the value of recognised CPD as it helps to ensure high professional standards. An organisational expectation of CPD can promote work engagement and commitment, has been linked to strong staff morale and can be a valuable tool in supporting annual appraisals.

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Learn online each week

Advance your skills and knowledge as an assessment practitioner with our CPD accredited online courses.

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Contact the Network

Please contact us for further information about the Network events and bespoke training.