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Advanced Practitioner Case Study - Assessment for Learning, Bedford & Tresham Colleges


This case study is from one of 15 collaborative projects, across a range of cross-sector partnerships that were commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation to support Phase 4 of the Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) programme.

This phase was delivered by touchconsulting and CETTAcademy to evaluate the role of Advanced Practitioners (APs), as defined by Tyler et al (2017)[1]. The projects were intended to explore the functions and values of the AP role within the partnership’s quality improvement priorities.

The basis for this project was to evaluate the extent to which APs could secure improvements in Assessment for Learning (AfL), across both colleges, through a process of Joint Practice Development (JPD).  AfL was the first cross-college focus for quality improvement, led by the APs due to its identification as a priority development need across the collaboration.

[1] Tyler, E., Marvell, R., Green, M., Martin, A., Williams, J. and Huxley, C. (2017) Institute for Employment Studies (2017). Understanding the role of Advanced Practitioners, (Education and Training Foundation).