Over a decade ago we developed a tool to support the assessment of National Vocational Qualifications. It was called NVQnow and is still being used across the UK. Our distinctive offer to this market is out ability to create solutions specifically tailored for Further Education Colleges and training providers. The site we created for Reflections Training Academy, an ‘Outstanding’ training provider is one example but we have created other ones.
Recently we have expanded our offer and we have now developed sites for Higher Education institutions particularly to assess the skills of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. Uniquely we do not offer a product to this market but rather we are able to hand craft solutions that reflect the assessment methodology of each University. There are national standards for these professions but each University is faced with their own unique challenges. We embrace this diversity and we are able to reflect this in each of the sites we develop.
This is probably one of the main reasons why we have one of the largest full scale implementations of sites of this type. All of the nurses and midwives at Southampton University use electronic assessment and this will shortly be true of the nurses and midwives at Bournemouth and Surrey Universities. We are holding a seminar in February 2016 to illustrate our approach and also demonstrate the research opportunities offered as the result of adopting digital assessment.