Just Assess and Professional Accreditation

“Just Assess has provided SFE with a high quality and cost effective solution for our membership programmes. The SFJ Awards team have also provided a highly responsive customer service to support SFE. We look forward to developing the approach and the content further.” Lakshmi Turner, Chief Executive Officer at SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly).

Just Assess is a new and innovative assessment platform offered by SFJ Awards to assess the knowledge and understanding of learners via on-line multiple choice questions and extended questions. Assessments can be either automatically marked, or viewed and marked by assessors. The system also supports the analysis of test results for moderation and continual improvement.

SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) is an independent, national organisation of lawyers, such as solicitors, barristers, and chartered legal executives who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. SFE have been using Just Assess as the basis for their professional membership and to demonstrate that their members have the unique knowledge and skills required to work with older and vulnerable people. SFE worked with SFJ Awards to develop the approach which is made up of two programmes of accreditation:

• SFE Older Client Care in Practice (OCCP) Award
• SFE Older Client Law in Practice (OCLP) Award

The OCCP programme requires the SFE candidate to complete a robust test concerning the knowledge and personal skills required to work with older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. Once candidates have completed the OCCP programme they can move on to the OCLP programme, which is more advanced than the OCCP. The OCLP programme focuses on the specialist legal matters involved in working with older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

SFE have been using Just Assess for over a year and during that time have carried out two extensive reviews of the content and approach. SFJ Awards have worked closely with SFE to implement these improvements and ensure that SFE members get the best possible service from the on-line platform. The on-line solution will continue to be developed and improved during the next year.

“SFJ Awards are very pleased to be working with SFE to continue to improve Just Assess. The work done in the early stage of development helped to test and develop the concept, which is now being used by a variety of SFJ Awards customers.” – Martin Christie, Qualifications and Product Development Manager (SFJ Awards)

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