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Monitoring and evaluation

4.8       Monitoring and evaluation

The arrangements for assuring quality and standards for placement learning should be as rigorous, secure and open to scrutiny as those for programmes provided wholly within the institution and through conventional class-based modes of learning.

Placement provision should be evaluated as part of Cardiff’s normal cycle of quality processes including annual monitoring, review and the oversight of programmes by external examiners. It is important that analysis and reflection on the operation of placements is included in these processes as an area of focus.

Students, placement providers and Schools must be provided with opportunities to give and receive feedback on their experience. Student perspectives can be gathered through existing School mechanisms such as online module questionnaires, or bespoke exercises such as focus groups. Any information collected and collated from this should be fed into appropriate quality enhancement processes and activities.