Guide to Assessment


Assessment of the quality of open and distance learning offered by a provider takes snapshots of the work of the provider from various angles, and builds them into a coherent picture. This is then presented to Council, who meet towards the end of each quarter. The main components of the assessment process are: 

  • Surveys of learners and tutors
  • References from third parties
  • Course assessment by specialists
  • Overall assessment of the provision, based on a self-assessment undertaken by the provider
  • Samples of marketing and administrative materials
  • Visit by the reporting assessor
  • Review by the Council

This process usually takes between one and three months to complete.