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Calibrand delivers mobile e-Assessment solution for RDR Financial Services Qualifications

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Calibrand will present together with SQA at the third e-Assessment in Practice symposium at the UK Defence Academy in Shrivenham on 11 November 2010. The Calibrand session with SQA is entitled ‘Raising Standards: Mobile e-Assessment Delivery for the Financial Services Industry’.


Calibrand’s Denis Saunders and SQA’s Joe Wilson will present to the symposium on the issues of delivering e-assessment at the point of training, or to fit into the work schedule of busy financial services workers. The session will also describe how the RDR Qualification and its delivery method solution was developed with this audience in mind.

The presentation will focus on the HI-STAK solution: a portable e-Assessment testing unit that visits business premises and examines candidates on-site via e-Assessment. The security of the exam session is maintained by the use of experienced invigilators with all delivery kit provided. Businesses no longer have to worry about their staff taking extended time away from their job to complete their the RDR Diploma.

Calibrand's Managing Director, Denis Saunders commented, "Increasingly, many organisations see the benefits of e-Assessment Solutions, but want to exploit the advantage of delivering ‘anytime, anywhere’ that is integral to Calibrand services. With HI-STAK, the e-Assessment can be delivered at the convenience of the customer. Everything required for the e-Assessment Solution is provided, leaving candidates to concentrate on achieving their qualification.”

The Calibrand-SQA session is a key component of the symposium, which is expected to see representatives from the UK armed forces, government agencies, academic organisations and policy makers.

More information on the e-Assessment in Practice symposium can be found at .