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.
What will my LO be able to do on eDofE?
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.
How can I affiliate Assessors with my organisation?
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.
You can read practical, how-to guides in the eDofE Help Centre.
How can Assessors become reaccredited?
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 DofE Head Office will approve reaccreditation based on information provided by the Assessor themselves.
Your can then choose to reapprove the Assessor, subject to carrying out your own due diligence and taking legal responsibility.
Where can I find more information?
You can find lots of step-by-step guidance on the new process on the eDofE Help Centre.
You can also click the purple ‘Support’ bubble in eDofE to send a query, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Technical Helpline on 01753 727 426.