The Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy provides a framework to deliver effective and consistent teaching and learning across Kerry ETB.
Kerry ETB delivers tuition and training in-centre, face to face and some blended learning. Technology enhanced learning is now a feature of delivery in Kerry ETB. Kerry ETB completes an annual Funding Allocation Request (FARR) to ensure that funding and resources are provided for teaching and learning.
Universal Design for Learning is embedded in programme delivery across FET provision in Kerry ETB. In 2023 a UDL Conference was had in Kerry College Clash Campus where learners and teachers shared their perspectives. Some examples are available from Killarney Youthreach and Tralee Youthreach.
Quality assurance of assessment of learners is important to ensure fairness and consistency. Kerry ETB operates and maintains a quality assured and consistent approach to assessment across FET provision through a single set of assessment procedures, as follows:
- 6.2 Examinations: Planning, Conducting and Concluding
- 6.4 Assessment Deadline Extensions in Extenuating Circumstances
- 6.5 Secure Storage
- 6.6 Reasonable Accommodation
- 6.7 Recognition of Prior Learning
- 6.8 Results Appeals
- 6.9 Process Appeals
- 6.10 Assessment Malpractice
- 6.11 Internal Verification of Results
- 6.12 External Authentication
- 6.13 Results Approval Procedure
Principal/ Centre Manager/ Campus Manager oversee assessment for programmes delivered at Kerry College, while Adult Education Officers oversee the assessment process for programmes delivered at Further Education and Training Centres.
Course results are approved by Results Approval Panels and the QA Governance Board and then ratified by the FET Quality Council. Feedback from learners is collated by the QA Unit and reviewed by the Quality Assurance Governance Board as a first step and the FET Quality Council as a second step.
New Apprenticeship Programme
The National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme and the Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship operate under the assessment procedure established under the Quality Assurance Procedures for new Apprenticeship Programmes. The governance of apprenticeship programmes is managed by the relevant National Apprenticeship Programme Board.
Programme Specific Assessment Strategies apply to each new Apprenticeship Programme. The National Programme Boards devise assessment tasks (and marking criteria) for each new apprenticeship programme and ensure a consistent approach applies across multiple centres and providers.