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INTRODUCTION

There is an increasing need within all industry to assure the competence of staff, especially those who work in a safety critical environment. To demonstrate compliance with these requirements, both contractual and legal, the assessment should be conducted by qualified assessors who are able to use a range of assessment methods.

COURSE AIMS

For practitioners who assess the demonstration of competence in both a work environment and training environment using the following assessment methods: observation, examining work products, oral questioning and discussion, use of others (e.g. witnesses), learner statements and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course the delegates will be able to: -

• Prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
• Carry out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
• Provide required information following the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
• Maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
• Plan the assessment of occupational competence
• Make assessment decisions about occupational competence
• Provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence

PRE-REQUISITES

This course involves a high degree of documentation review and candidates should be familiar with their own company procedures on Competence Management. Delegates must have access to two learners plus support from their own Quality Assurance Manager.

COURSE DURATION

2 day plus one day follow up assessment.

CERTIFICATION

Delegates will work towards Unit 301 & 302 and 303. This will be awarded by EAL.

NOTES

These units assesses a candidate assessor’s competence in assessing a learner’s vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in a work environment and in a simulated environment, in a workshop or classroom. Primary evidence for the learning outcomes and assessment criteria must come from the candidate assessor assessing two real learners on two occasions against standards/criteria that are approved by the organisation. .

The unit covers eleven assessment methods in total. The candidate assessor must show that they have covered a minimum of three of these assessment methods in their real practice.