Yes. The Supply Chain Open Education Academy’s courses are accredited. We are an approved Qualifi Accredited Centre.

We accredit our courses because we believe that unless we test learners to find out if they have achieved their learning objectives, we cannot guarantee that our courses will be useful to them. In addition, all the logistics companies we work with have told us that they want qualified people to work for them.

Assessment is a key component of learning because it helps people learn. When learners are able to see how they are doing on a course, they are able to determine whether or not they understand course material. Assessment can also help motivate learners. Assessment also helps the staff of the Supply Chain Open Education Academy. Frequent assessment allows us to see if our course material and teaching has been effective. Assessment also allows us to ensure learners learn what they need to know in order to meet the course’s learning objectives.

All our assessment tasks are designed to be relevant to the real-world operation of logistics businesses. Many of the tasks involve learners working together in small groups (either online or face-to-face), as they have to do in workplace situations. Our assessment tasks are also progressive, building on the previous one, and they can all be completed on-line.  We do not suddenly confront learners with the requirement to write a long essay!