Assessment and Qualifications Alliance
There are a number of challenges unique to the education in todays world.
- Increasingly the boundaries of universities are eroding as they become more involved with their community. Campus extension drives the need for more sophisticated systems and greater identity management.
- Campuses over decades have evolved to become a mix of rich architectural heritage and modern designs, which must all be covered by building control regulations.
- With students, staff and contractors on different timetables, campus buildings and grounds encounter varying occupancy levels, which can present challenges for access control and management.
ATEC’s work for AQA, The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, has been extensive.
AQA is the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges.
AQA has foundations in five universities, employs more than 1,000 people and works with around 25,000 teachers, lecturers, subject experts and academics.
ATEC’s work in Harrogate, Camberley and at two sites in Manchester, has included a
range of technologies to ensure effective facilities management and traffic flow, as well as the protection of examination resources.
IP CCTV covers entrances, exits and car parks as well as the approaches to archives to ensure that there are no leaks of time-sensitive information. Pre-release exam papers and past, marked papers are protected against interference. Systems are networked and information can be shared so that sites can look at each other.