News & Reports

We are delighted to announce that we have won the Best Use of Formative Assessment award for our work on the Welsh assessments at this year’s e-Assessment Awards, hosted by the e-Assessment Association. This e-Assessment Awards – Best Use of Formative Assessment


Remote proctoring (or remote invigilation [1] – the two terms can be and are used interchangeably) is becoming more commonly used in all areas of assessment, and allows candidates to take Remote Proctoring


We are delighted to have taken on a new client, Brunei Shell Petroleum, whom we started working with in February. Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) has for 90 years been the largest Brunei Shell Petroleum Competence Development Programme


Setting the pass mark is a key stage in the development of many assessments. For many high-stakes assessments, it is crucial that when a candidate passes an exam, the certification Setting and maintaining standards


Since the beginning of the outbreak, we have closely monitored the situation and have taken action to safeguard the health of our employees and to preserve our ability to operate. Coronavirus operational statement


Assessment Validity

April 17, 2020

John Winkley, AlphaPlus’ Director of Sales, shares his thoughts on assessment validity. In this short blog, I want to talk about two aspects of assessment that have come up in Assessment Validity


Almost every project we do is undertaken with support of the AlphaPlus’ associates. We’re aware that the strength and depth of the company relies in no small part on their Survey of our Associates


Andy Lewis, Field Research Manager at AlphaPlus, discusses the challenges of recruiting for and running large-scale trials. In recent years, AlphaPlus has developed a successful field research function, building the The challenges of running large-scale trials


John Winkley, AlphaPlus’ Director of Business Development, explains how assessment theory and performance statistics can be used to create “good” assessments. AlphaPlus has a reasonable claim to be the leading independent Real world assessment performance management


One of the many potential benefits of e-assessment is improved accessibility for learners with disabilities: technology can help reduce or remove some of the barriers that learners can face. However, Accessibility in the Welsh national personalised assessments


AlphaPlus has recently begun work on a three-year project for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The NMC is the regulatory body for nurses, midwives and the newly introduced nursing associates Working with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)


ETF T Levels CPD

October 15, 2019

T Levels are new courses coming in September 2020, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with ETF T Levels CPD


The Moral Education Programme (MEP) in the United Arab Emirates is a 35 hour per year national curriculum in moral, cultural and civic education for children aged 5 to 16 Moral Education Programme


AlphaPlus has been working with Qualifications Wales since early 2018 to produce a good practice guide on knowledge-based mark schemes. This interactive guide has now been published for the first time. The project Mark schemes in knowledge-based qualifications


AlphaPlus’ Director of Research, Andrew Boyle, shares his thoughts on working with professional bodies. AlphaPlus has a fair claim to be the leading independent assessment agency in the United Kingdom. Our team Our experience working with professional bodies


UN Global Compact

April 16, 2019

At AlphaPlus, responsible and ethical practices form a key part of our business strategy, which is why we have decided to join the United Nations Global Compact. In an increasingly UN Global Compact


As the internet has progressed from technological curiosity to fundamental necessity in just a few short decades, it can surprise us that a large proportion of Britain has been excluded New Basic Digital Skills Standards


New Chair

April 7, 2019

AlphaPlus is delighted to announce the appointment of John Kerr to the AlphaPlus Board of Directors as non-executive Chair. Many people who work for and with AlphaPlus will already know New Chair


Armed Forces Covenant

April 1, 2019

We support those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families – that’s why we’ve signed the Armed Forces Covenant and hold the Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze award. Armed Forces Covenant


We are pleased to announce that AlphaPlus has been awarded a place on lot 5b of the CCS Data and Application Solutions Framework (RM3821) in partnership with Bramble Hub. Lot CCS Data and Application Solutions Framework