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City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (formally A1)

301 Understanding the principles of assessment

302 Assess occupational competence in the work environment

Who is it for?

This is a mandatory requirement for those involved in assessing competencies for safety- critical work and who are responsible for ensuring the quality of competence-based assessment (e.g. all those who are expected to conduct workplace assessment using nationally-recognised standards to measure staff competencies and skills).

What is covered?

• Planning Assessments

• Collecting and judging evidence using a range of methods

• Ensuring quality in assessing performance and diverse evidence

• Leading indicators – looking ahead to future situations and development.

• The supporting of the candidates development within the workplace.

• Producing concise honest assessment records to support the candidate.

What is involved?

Enrollment on a training course covering:

• Introduction to the Assessor Award

• Assessment skills

• Skills in supporting the candidates development

• Skills in giving feedback

• Portfolio management

Course duration:

Two days followed by an on-site assessment for each candidate. Their assessor mentors the candidates by phone and by using an e-portfolio during the process.

Course price: £1000.00 (exc VAT)

 

Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

301 Understanding the principles and practices of assessment.

The Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (QCF) is intended for those who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of assessment without any requirement to practice as assessors. This qualification is ideal, therefore, for those individuals new to assessment and hoping to become an assessor. In addition, it is beneficial for those whose role requires them to know about essential principles and practices of assessment, but never practice, for example, program administrators and managers. However it is an essential when undertaking the assessor award.

There are eight learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will:

1. Understand the principles and requirements of assessment

2. Understand different types of assessment method

3. Understand how to plan assessment Assuring the Quality of Assessment

4. Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment

5. Understand how to make assessment decisions

6. Understand quality assurance of the assessment process

7. Understand how to manage information relating to assessment

8. Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment

How will this unit be achieved?

The evidence for this unit will be completed, via a series of written responses to standardized questions. This should be viewed as a cementing of knowledge and best practice. The written will be completed either within the class environment, or set as a project for the candidates to complete within their own time. It will be up to the Assesstech trainer to decide what is most appropriate to the candidates needs.

How will this evidence be stored?

The candidate's portfolio will be held electronically within an e-portfolio called learning assistant. Learning assistant is an excellent way of mentoring and tracking a candidate's work, throughout the learning process.

 

Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

302 Assess occupational competence in the work environment

The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment is intended for assessors who assess occupational competence in an individual's work environment. It includes the following assessment methods (although not all of these require performance evidence):

• Observation of performance in the work environment

• Examining products of work

• Questioning the learner

• Professional discussion with the learner

• Use of witness testimony

• Learner statements and/or reflective accounts

• Recognition of prior learning

There are four learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will:

1. Be able to plan the assessment of occupational competence

2. Be able to make assessment decisions about occupational competence

3. Be able to provide required information following the assessment of occupational

competence

4. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing

occupational competence.

How will this unit be achieved?

The evidence for this unit will be completed, via four practical assessments within the candidates work environment on two individuals E.g. (two assessments on two individuals). The reason we ask this is it will give the candidate assessor a chance to develop their candidate within the work environment.

How will this evidence be stored?

As the candidate assessor assesses their candidates within the work environment, they will load their assessments for assessment and mentoring by an Assesstech Assessor. This will be completed and cross-referenced using the e-portfolio Learning Assistant.