The assessor has a key role in ensuring that providers are able to proceed through a developmental process which leads to rigorous self-assessment in order to prove the quality of their systems and practice, and to support organisations which may need to develop their practice before achieving the EQM.
The Assessor Guidelines outline the processes involved in the development and assessment of learning providers for the European Quality Mark (EQM). They are in addition to other EQM products such as the Guidelines Assessment Form, which have been written mainly for learning providers measuring themselves against the EQM criteria. The assessor will use both sets of guidelines to carry out their role.
About the EQM
The EQM is a quality mark initially jointly developed by partners from eight European countries in a Leonardo da Vinci partnership project.
The development of the EQM and review of criteria is now done by four North-European countries with the support of the Nordic Council of Ministers under the Nordplus adult program.