The development of the approach to assessment and certification of the students participating in the project ESSA – European Students Sustainability Auditing (2016-2019 | 2016-1-UK01-KA203-024648) draws on principles of reflective and experiential learning. The assessment and certification process is tightly integrated with the ESSA student learning journey.

The assessment approach covers both the Auditor Training Programme and the social responsibility audits that form part of the ESSA project. The student auditors receive the training to develop their skills and knowledge in social responsibility auditing to then apply, refine and develop their competences through undertaking an audit of a higher education institution. On successful completion of the training, audit and assessment process, the students can be awarded the Certificate in Social Responsibility Auditing, equivalent to 5 European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS) credits at European Qualification Framework (EQF) Level 6.