Further education and skills – research and analysis

Work-based observational assessment: a validation framework

City and Guilds research recommending a framework for validating work-based observational assessments in vocational qualifications.



This is a report on a research project conducted by the City and Guilds of London Institute between March and December 2012. The project investigated the context, features, and underlying assumptions of work-based observational assessment; an assessment method that is widely used in competence-based vocational qualifications.