During the period Monday, October 15 to Thursday, October 18, 2012, Pearson Edexcel conducted training for SBCS’ assessors and administrators of the Edexcel BTEC programmes. The event was held at our Trincity Campus and was well subscribed, with a daily attendance of approximately thirty persons.
This training was facilitated by Ms. Julie Coombes who is the Principal Standards Verifier, Principal Centre Quality Reviewer, and Principal Trainer for Edexcel.
This training centered on the adherence to standards set by Edexcel for the delivery of their programmes. To this end, the areas focused on were :
• Assignment Writing;
• Internal Verification and Standardization;
• Portfolio Building;
• Delivering a more vocational BTEC.
Each session was highly interactive and included activities and group brainstorming to enhance the theory that was delivered.
Feedback given by both assessors and administrators was positive. Both groups felt that Ms. Coombes had a broad knowledge base, clear and concise delivery and was able to make the training practical; linking it to industry demands and expectations.
SBCS currently offers five (5) BTEC Higher National Diploma Edexcel programs, Creative Media Production, Graphic Design, Construction and the Built Environment, Business and Computing and Systems Development, across its four (4) campuses.