We’re bringing the process for Assessor accreditation, affiliation and management completely online to eDofE from January 2020.
This will eventually replace the previous paper-based process – but the two will run in parallel to begin with.
We’re introducing these changes to make the process paper-free, simpler, quicker and more user-friendly, and to reduce the administrative burden on everyone involved.
From January, DofE Managers at LOs (or those with responsibility for managing Expedition Assessors at National Operating Authorities) will be able to:
– affiliate Assessors with their organisation using easy, paperless registration on eDofE
– end affiliations with Assessors
– see all the Assessors affiliated with their organisation on one screen
– easily access Assessors’ contact details
– create reports on Assessors who are due to be reaccredited
– request that suitably trained Bronze and Silver level Assessors become Gold Assessors
You’ll be able to search for Assessors on eDofE and ‘Register’ them to your organisation. When doing this, you’ll be required to confirm that you have carried out safeguarding, legal and competency checks.
If the Assessor has never been accredited, you and the Assessor will be told what steps are needed to complete their accreditation.
You will also be able to end affiliations with Assessors, manage all your affiliated Assessors on one eDofE page and easily find their contact details.
From January, you’ll be able to read practical, how-to guides in the eDofE Help Centre.
Six months before an Assessor’s accreditation is due to expire, LOs who have registered an affiliation with that Assessor will receive an email flagging up the approaching expiration date.
However, you’ll no longer need to complete a form on behalf of the Assessor. Instead, the relevant DofE Regional or Country office will approve reaccreditation based on information provided by Assessors themselves.
You can then choose to re-register the Assessor, subject to carrying out your own due diligence and taking legal responsibility.
You’ll have the option through eDofE to request that Assessors who have completed the EAAS Gold e-Learning be approved to assess at Gold level. Doing so will trigger an alert at the relevant DofE Regional or Country Office, where staff will review and approve the request.
If an Assessor is approved to assess at Gold level, that accreditation will be available to all LOs and AAPs with which they’re affiliated — regardless of which organisation made the request.