Guidelines for Quality Managers/Coordinators
This section contains resources that can assist Quality Managers and ACL Coordinators with the implementation of RARPA; these range from fundamental Do's and Don'ts and generic templates to experiences and protocols for producing evidence via digital media.
Where are we starting from?
A Self Assessment Survey Tool to Generate a RARPA Action Plan
A completed survey form/template used by a Local Authority to ascertain the extent to which RARPA was embedded and to provide the basis of an Action Plan for Improvement.
Do's and Don't When Embedding RARPA
Lessons Learned from Embedding RARPA in Organisations
Some very helpful, practical tips to smooth the introduction of RARPA; gained from the experience of implementation in England
Estyn's Common Inspection Framework - Aligned with RARPA
Quality Check-list for RARPA aligned with the Common Inspection Framework
This table provides a simple means of illustrating, to tutors and managers, how RARPA fits with mainstream quality assurance arrangements and how it aligns with the criteria of the Common Inspection Framework. It is a helpful way of identifying the respective roles of tutors and managers.
Introducing RARPA to Staff in the Organisation
A Guide for Tutors and Line Managers: An explanation of the process of introducing RARPA to the staff in Coventry's ACL Service. The Guide includes an explanation of RARPA as well as some useful resources for staff.
Introducing Learners and Staff to RARPA
A training programme inducting 19 learners and 3 tutors in to RARPA : Reflections and evidence of their experience.
A 'Course File' RARPA Summary Template
Step 1: Does every course/learning activity have a completed one of these, or its equivalent?
This document is a simple grid that can be used to 'front end' a course or programme file to illustrate the way in which the RARPA principles are applied. It can be used for a single course/programme and in a range of other useful contexts.
Using RARPA Outcomes as Achievement Data - Macclesfield College
The College has piloted the use of tracked learning outcomes since 2002 to produce achievement data for period by period (e.g. year on year) comparison. It is still an informal and somewhat embryonic management tool and the data have not been used to set targets or monitor individual performance.
Tutor Guidelines on Initial Assessment and Learning Outcomes
A comprehensive guide illustrating approaches to initial assessment and learning outcomes in the context of Modern Foreign Languages, Beginners ICT, Yoga, General Health and Fitness, Art, Dressmaking, Cookery, Family Learning and Learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LLDD)
County Durham Learning Guidelines on RARPA
A guidance manual of practice in Adult and Community Learning reflecting RARPA practice