We have been involved in the e-assessment of vocational and professional skills for many years. Our strength lies in the configurability of our core platform, which enables us to reflect the assessment methodology of each organisation we work with. We are able to control who sees and does what depending on their role and the group to which they belong. Organisations never have to change the way they want to assess because of the way our platform is constructed. This is one of the major benefits of having a platform not a product.
This does not mean we have to start every project from scratch. The same assessment tasks and processes often reoccur across the sites we have recently been commissioned by Health Education England to create for Dentists; Advanced Practitioners and Pharmacists. Each site and the multiple assessment pathways within them benefit from our experience of developing and deploying similar assessment tasks.
In a similar way we have welcomed the benefits of having assessment documents that are adopted by multiple organisations. Recently our University sites, which support the practice assessment of nurses, have been adapted to reflect the pan area assessment documents that have been created in response to the new national Nursing standards. The required development has been shared across all the sites.
Recently we have been demonstrating the benefits of our approach when creating Skills Passports, which are increasingly being used to help capture evidence of specific skills. Over a weekend we created a Critical Skills passport for the Intensive Care Units, at the forefront of the response to the Covid pandemic.