Test phase

The testing phase gave interesting feedback from Tutors and Examinors for the adjustement of the certification scheme; details was discussed in the Luxembourg Partners meeting. Contributors have worked on all dimensions of the certification scheme and have rased relevant questions about the need of the examination, the list of competences assessed, the candidate prerequisites for participation, the way of examining, and the key question about the reproductibility of the examination.

Thanks to our 'testors', their work was very greatful for the improvement of the certification scheme before exploitation phase to be started in Autumn 2014. The details on the key anwsers are available in the link document. (in French).  For details, feel free to contact us.

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Preparation of the testing phase, and operational tests begin as soon as late January. Voluntary experienced academic tutors participate in the review process. During the tests, the calibration of Examiners is an important step to ensure the replicability of their actions. This step is essential for the professsionalisation of certification and sustainability. All tasks performed are contributing to the preparation of the commercial launch of the certification of tutors in the run-up to the end of 2014.

Each step allows validation and determines the necessary adjustments of the device certification, materials and associated tools. All information concerning these steps will be published on our blog and relayed by the account twitter (@CertitudeTutor)

Stages of testing
Deadline
-Evaluation of the skills of tutors 31/01 to 15/03/2014
-Evaluation by actors 03/15/2014
-Calibration of Examiners 21/03 to 15/05/14
-Carrying out the examinations of tutors (online tools) 01/04 to 15/05/14
Test results Deadline
-Conclusions and recommendations 31/05/2014

All remarks from the experts groups contribued to an update of the certification material which was validated during the Consortium Transnational Meeting in October 2013. The test phase is ready to start. The purpose of this phase is crucial for the certification sustainability. Tutors and examinors will be involved in the test phase to adjust procedure and criteria for candidate examination and the examinor calibration.

The set-up activities start on the 2014 early weeks (see the following table).

Test Set-up Activities Deadline
- Candidate for Examination Guide writing 15/01/2014
- Evaluation Material Design - for tutors and examinors 15/01/2014
- Test tool set-up 15/01/2014
- Tutor candidates identification 15/01/2014
- Competencies Examination Guide delivery 15/01/2014
- MCQ: 120 items + 40 open questions 28/02/2014

You are tutors, or an representative of a training center, a certification body or financial institution and you have interest on the ISO 17024 tutor certification. Please contact us to give your remarks and to be involved in the next steps. 

img tutor-studentsThe Certification Scheme manual proposes an assessment process based on an academic tutor competence specification. The manual is drafted with the involvement of an experts committee composed of twenty-two European stakeholders representing tutors, public and private training organizations, certifications bodies, research centers, financing bodies and public authorities. The experts’ committee is open to interested parties who have an interest to recognize and to valorize academic tutors’ competences. 

Read more: the two test phases of the certification scheme

The elements of the Certification system which will be the subject of assessments with the support of external experts are:
puce-cert-18px The perimeter of the certification;
puce-cert-18px The definition of the business and associated tasks;
puce-cert-18px The necessary skills;
puce-cert-18px Capabilities;
puce-cert-18px Prerequisites;
puce-cert-18px The code of conduct (subjected).