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Assesors Qualification (FD41 04)
Who this Unit is for
This Unit is for those who assess in the workplace using a wide range of assessment methods, both direct and indirect. The person wishing to
achieve this Unit (the assessor-candidate) will use the following direct methods:
• Examination of work products (both created and not created at the time of observation)
They may also be involved in authenticating indirect evidence such as:
• Discussing with candidates
• Testimony of others (witnesses)
• Examining candidate statements
• Assessing candidates in simulated environments
• Recognising Prior Learning (RPL) — otherwise known as the Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA)
The assessment decisions made by the assessor-candidate will be used to confirm achievement in a range of situations such as assessing SVQs, other workplace qualifications or in-company standards.
For this Unit, assessments must be of a substantial but realistic and manageable piece of the candidate’s work. Each assessment should cover the full assessment cycle to include planning, judging evidence, providing feedback and recording the decision.
Start date: Flexible Duration: 6-12 months Price: Contact us
Qualification awarded: Scottish Group Award / NC / ND
What can I do next?
• Workplace Assessor
• College Tutor
• Training Manager
What this Unit is about
The types of activities the assessor candidate will be involved in include:
1 Preparing to assess
2 Planning assessments
3 Assessing candidate performance and knowledge
4 Confirming progression and achievement
To achieve this Unit the assessor-candidate must assess the competence of two candidates on two occasions in their place of work using a set of standards such as those provided by a national awarding/standard setting body or the candidates’ employer.
The assessor-candidate’s knowledge will be assessed by them taking part in a discussion with their assessor or answering questions (either written or oral) or providing a statement of how and why they carried out certain activities, or a combination of these.
The assessor-candidate’s performance will be assessed by their assessor observing them conduct part of the assessment process, and by looking at products of their work such as:
• Notes relating to pre-assessment planning discussions
• Assessment plans agreed with the candidates
• Records detailing assessment decisions
• Feedback records used to convey progression/achievement to the candidates
• Records of the standardisation activities the assessor-candidate has been involved
The assessor qualifications are based on the new, more compact NOS with a very much reduced set of performance criteria compared with the previous Units. This is intended to improve the clarity of measurement for users when conducting assessments against the standards.
The Units have been designed in a way that will allow the simultaneous assessment of knowledge and performance. The knowledge and evidence requirements have been framed in such a way to facilitate this process.
All performance evidence must come from real workplace practice in learning and development, assessment and verification. The use of simulation is not allowed for this Unit.
The term ‘standardisation’ in the assessor Units has not been given a condition of achievement such as ‘during a standardisation meeting’ which allows assessor-candidates and centres more flexibility in terms of how they prove compliance.
A more holistic approach to assessment has been proposed in the assessor Units by using the term ‘planning’ rather than plans.
Students must have completed SVQ Level 3 Hairdressing and be working in a hairdressing salon.
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