POSTED ON DECEMBER 3RD, 2018
EdgeWorks™ is pleased to announce the launch of our fast-track screening assessments designed to support initial diagnostic screening across the English (Care Certificate) Welsh (All Wales Induction Framework) and Scottish (Preparing for Practice) induction programmes.
Written by subject matter experts the fast-track screening assessments will enable employers to avoid the cumbersome, time-consuming and demotivating ‘sheep-dip’ approach to induction. Each individual will be able to demonstrate their level of prior knowledge and understanding whilst also saving around 50% of the time typically required to complete a full induction programme.
Once assigned, the initial screening assessments can usually be completed in around 60 mins or less by employees. The results will confirm knowledge and understanding against the appropriate learning outcomes. This will act as high quality evidence to support future industry inspections and audits.
The fast-track screening assessments are designed to work independently of our learning platform Care Academy. Therefore companies who prefer classroom based training or in fact use an alternative e-learning system can still choose to benefit from these high quality diagnostic assessments.
However, if organisations choose to use Care Academy to provide access to e-learning for either the Care Certificate, All Wales Induction Framework (AWIF) or Preparing for Practice (Scottish standards) then Care Academy will automatically deliver the required training and courses based on the assessment results. This integrated approach, ensures all learners receive a truly bespoke Individual Learner Plan (ILP) and are not forced to undertake unnecessary training.
Whilst improved efficiency is important, we have also ensured that ‘quality’ remains at the heart of our approach. Our diagnostic assessments are underpinned by sound assessment design principles to ensure they are:
They are designed to incorporate a range of approaches including; alternative response, matching, multiple response and short answer questions to ensure both knowledge and understanding is evidenced and clients can have high levels of confidence in the results.
From an ‘authenticity’ perspective, it’s important that employers can evidence the validity of their assessment process. With this in mind we also offer an additional level of security via our PIN Protected assessments. This is designed to support employers in evidencing the quality, security and integrity of their assessment process by providing an additional level of oversight.
Many of our current clients are utilising our fast-track screening assessments to deliver the following benefits:
If on-boarding new employees is causing you a headache, taking far too long or simply costing you too much time and money, then please feel to contact us for a chat about how our fast-track screening assessments can help you.