Continuing Professional Development/Standardisation Events

Our 2017 Standardisation events are currently being planned.  We hope to run these in September. We will advertise dates and location details  soon. 

If you are interested in attending an event or holding an event at your organisation, we would be pleased to hear from you. 

It is an Ofqual (Office of Qualifications Standards and Examinations Regulation), CCEA for Northern Ireland (Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) and Awarding Body requirement that all assessors, internal verifiers and quality assurers attend annual standardisation events.

Each year Association for Real Change hold a series of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)/Standardisation events at venues across the UK facilitated by Association for Real Change Development Officers.

It is very important that staff who have roles as Assessors and Internal Verifiers/Quality Assurers, attend standardisation annually to maintain the currency of their practice and demonstrate their compliance with the Code of Practice in terms of continuing professional development and currency of practice. Those who can’t demonstrate current knowledge and practice are unable to assess or internally quality assure until they have attended a formal update.

The events are for assessors and internal quality assurers together.  The focus will be on CPD and will include standardisation exercises.  You will also receive an update on the regulatory changes to qualifications.

These sessions are also a great opportunity to work with Assessors and Verifiers from other Organisations and to share good practice and knowledge, and we always include time for questions.

It is best practice and beneficial to attend standardisation events with assessors from other organisations, but if it is difficult for your staff to access the planned events and you wish to have delivery at your own organisation, please contact us.


Contact us on 01246 555 043 or email

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW:  by downloading the Standardisation booking form 2016

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Here are just some of the positive comments we received from previous events:

  • “All of the session worked well and couldn’t have been any better”
  • “Enjoyed the group atmosphere and interaction between us”
  • “Excellent discussion and excellent explanation, clear and concise”
  • “Well planned session with exercises to take part in”
  • “Great approach to the workshop, each person was encouraged to participate equally”
  • “Great colourful, visual handouts”