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How are Professional Development Qualifications assessed?

Candidates produce an ePortfolio of evidence of practice, learning and reflection which is submitted to Cambridge for assessment. In their ePortfolio teachers and leaders demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding in the context of their own work and a variety of sources.

Certificate ePortfolios are approximately 3,600 words; Diploma ePortfolios are approximately 9,600 words. ePortfolios will also include evidence such as notes from observation of teaching, learner feedback, lesson plans and photographs.

Candidates have access to the Candidate Handbook for the Professional Development Qualifications and templates to guide the writing of assignments, and they have the guidance and support of their Programme Leaders as well.

Candidate ePortfolios for Professional Development Qualifications are graded as Distinction, Pass or Fail. The Assessment criteria can be found in the relevant syllabus.

The Professional Development Qualifications Administrative Guide which can be found here explains the procedures to enable Examination Officers and the Programme Leader at the school to submit candidate ePortfolios, and upload entry forms.

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