Development Awards use the same building blocks for Learning Design as Prospect Qualifications. The major difference between the two is that the assessment requirement for Development Awards is a lighter touch.
In a Prospect Qualification all the Learning Outcomes, i.e. the whole qualification is assessed against a range of specified Assessment Criteria built into the qualification by us. In a qualification you usually have the flexibility to choose your form of assessment, but you have no flexibility about assessing ALL the assessment criteria.
At Prospect Awards, we specialise in Community, Learning, and Governance and at least 40% of the content of the Development award would need to fall into this ‘footprint’. In a Development Award, we require you to assess a minimum of 10% of the Learning Outcomes (subject to a minimum of one learning outcome). This assessed piece would need to fall into the content covered by our Accreditation Footprint.
Standards that link to our work can be accessed in the DownLoad Centre.
This means you can develop and teach your award, apply the light touch assessment and deliver to your learners a focused quality learning experience. A Development Award is subject to both your Internal Quality Assurance and Prospect Awards External Quality Assurance process.
How to Apply
To offer Prospect Development Awards you need to be a Prospect Approved Centre. To begin that journey please go to our HelpDesk and tell us what your want to do and we will call you back and email you some information. We will also email you with details of how to access PLAZA our Cloud-based Centre Management Service. All approvals are managed online.
To begin the process of pulling together your ideas, download our Guide to Prospect Development Awards at our DownLoad Centre. This sets out in a tabulated format a series of questions for you to consider in initiating an internal discussion on what sort of learning you want and how you might assess it.
You will also find in the DownLoad Centre a range of materials, level indicators, assessment verbs, a Development Award Template and others to assist in your preparation.