Moderation Policy

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Moderation Southern Africa Youth Project moderate assessments of programmes. Moderation systems combine internal and external moderation to ensure that assessors produce estimates that credible, fair, valid, reliable, and practical.

Moderation includes:

  1. Moderation of choice and design of assessments methods and instruments appropriate to the Programme Type and Short programmes and Programmes and Qualifications assessed.
  2. Moderation of the implementation that the Programme Assessment, review, and referral appropriately conducted in line with Programme Type and Short programmes requirements for Programme Assessment, evaluation, and reference as well as any provision from Programme Type and Short programmes that assessed.
  3. Moderation activity also includes documentation of lessons learnt.
  4. Moderation conducted a moderation instrument.

Moderation planning

All moderation activities plane and documented. Assessors are given written notice of moderation activity. Moderation take place in keeping with RELEVANT ACCREDITATION, MEMBERSHIPS, REGULATORY AND PARTNERSHIPS requirements, where applicable RELEVANT ACCREDITATION, MEMBERSHIPS, REGULATORY AND PARTNERSHIPS moderation packs use, and assessors have copies.

Moderation planning includes:

  1. What moderate?
  2. Who do the moderation and why is the person qualified?
  3. How moderation conducted?
  4. When moderation take place?
  5. What is the cost of moderation, and who pays it?
  6. What reports generate and what conducted with them.
  7. How moderation effectiveness measure?

Functions of Moderation System

  • Verify that assessments fair, valid, and consistent
  • Identify the need to resign assessments, if required
  • Provide an appeal procedure for dissatisfied beneficiaries (see appeals policy)
  • Provide a method for the re-Programme Assessment, review, and referral of beneficiaries
  • Evaluate the performance of assessors
  • Provide a procedure for the de-registration of unsatisfactory assessors
  • Provide feedback to NSB’s regarding weakness in the design of Programme Type and Short programmes

The Function of the Internal Moderator:

  • Gather appropriate Programme Assessment, review, and referral documents
  • Moderate assessor’s practices and ensure they comply with the Southern Africa Youth Project and SAQA’s requirements
  • Controlled Programme Assessment, evaluation and referral instruments and ensure they comply with the Southern Africa Youth Project and SAQA’s requirements
  • Ensure that Programme Type and Short programmes and relate documents appropriately use by Southern Africa Youth Project assessors
  • Record and retrieve Programme Assessment, review and referral information on a Client, Partnerships and Membership Database System
  • Monitor Programme Assessment, analysis, and referral processes
  • Conclude the competence of the Southern Africa Youth Project assessors against Programme Type and Short programmes
  • Check results and decisions of Assessors for consistency
  • Recommend future improvements to Programme Assessment, review, and referral practices
  • Provide Southern Africa Youth Project Assessors with accurate guidance, advice, and support
  • Give feedback to assessors on methods, approach and use of evidence
  • Liaise with external moderator and the ACCREDITATION, MEMBERSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP BODY