DEP: 6.9 Objective Standardised Professional Assessments (OSPA)

In June Year 2 undertake four role-played professional scenarios at the university, each relating to an aspect of working within the post-16 age range. Performance on each of these is assessed by two observers, usually comprised of a member of the programme team and a practising educational psychologist from a local authority in which trainees are placed by the course. This assessment forms part of placement assessment but is not graded pass/fail rather the focus is on identifying areas of strength at this point in training and areas for further development to take forward into Year 3.. Further information about these will be given in detailed preparation sessions prior to this.There is also further information on the development of this assessment as well as videos of the process and trainee feedback available at