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    DSC2 moves to ePortfolio

    It's official!

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    Electronic Portfolios for Deer Stalkers


    Deer Management Qualifications (DMQ) - which awards the Deer Stalking Certificate (DSC) is introducing electronic candidate portfolios for those registering for the DSC2 from next month.


    The new portfolios, developed and hosted by e-portfolio specialists OneFile,will enhance the preparation, submission and assessment of the witnessed candidate evidence that leads to the award of the DSC2. The portfolio remains a document that can continue to be used by award holders to record their development and experience as a stalker. The award criteria remain unchanged; candidates will continue to register with their chosen assessment centre and have three years in which to gather evidence.


    Those already registered for the DSC2 when the electronic version goes live on October 10 will continue to use a paper-based portfolio for the rest of their three-year registration. Paper portfolios will be phased out by October 2019.


    Philippa Bursey, chair of the DMQ quality assurance and development group, said: DMQ is excited to adopt a system which is well-established in the education sector. It will make the DSC2 evidence recording and reporting process much more efficient and will allow assessors to better support and guide candidates as they work towards the award.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    About time and looks better, useable and puts the Candidate in more control

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    Quote Originally Posted by awmc View Post
    About time and looks better, useable and puts the Candidate in more control
    Yes - hopefully the days of "the witness has my portfolio" will be a thing of the past.
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    I did one of my NVQ on the Onefile system, works really well, well done DMQ!

    What I would like to see from an AW perspective is how we are going to set the questions and use the system, is every AW in the country going to be shown how to use it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leec6.5 View Post
    I did one of my NVQ on the Onefile system, works really well, well done DMQ!

    What I would like to see from an AW perspective is how we are going to set the questions and use the system, is every AW in the country going to be shown how to use it?
    You should also have received an email from DMQ, which included a letter as well as a link to a documents folder on the DMQ website containing the electronic ICR and a presentation. I can't find the folder directly on the public DMQ website, so will not post it here, but it is in the email.

    In the presentation it states "AW questioning of candidate and subsequent recording has been significantly reduced. A questions now is only required when indicated." So, for example, to get the candidate to demonstrate their knowledge of what actions they would take if a deer was wounded.

    There is also now a Performance Criteria (PC 1.0) for verifying the Candidate's identity - another welcome move.
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    Was discussing this with an AW over breakfast the other morning, seems that more of the questioning is going to be carried out by the assessor.
    Guess it will also be more targeted questions around the narratives, not sure who will write them up the candidate or the AW?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dave 67 View Post
    Was discussing this with an AW over breakfast the other morning, seems that more of the questioning is going to be carried out by the assessor.
    Guess it will also be more targeted questions around the narratives, not sure who will write them up the candidate or the AW?
    The AW's now need to complete a short witness note. They also now send the completed ICR's direct to the Assessor, not the Candidate, so the Candidate needs to identify their ePortfolio Assessor and inform the AW.

    Also it does indeed look as though the Assessor takes on more of the questioning role, particularly when it comes to things that the candidate has perhaps not had the chance to demonstrate, such as best practice use of a deer larder (assuming the candidate has taken the carcass home or direct to the dealer), transportation, etc.

    All very sensible, at least from my initial reading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awmc View Post
    About time and looks better, useable and puts the Candidate in more control

    Until it's hacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTO View Post
    Until it's hacked.
    Seriously?? If that's an honest concern I'd question why you are using this Site, or do you not consider yourself at risk here?

    From your posts and your profile you've already shared far more material than would likely exist in your Portfolio - your past profession, the rifles you've bought and sold, etc.

    Of course no-one should be complacent when it comes to use of technology, but there is a balance to be found.

    Would it be better to stay operating under the old, cumbersome, inefficient and anachronistic system - just in case??
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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Seriously??
    Would it be better to stay operating under the old, cumbersome, inefficient and anachronistic system - just in case??
    Well, I wouldn't use online/internet banking, and I try to use ATMs that are inside the bank.
    I'm sure there are plenty of competent stalkers who are not up to speed on technology.
    I don't/won't fly either.
    Last edited by JTO; 05-10-2016 at 11:42.

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