Assessor Training

Conduct outcomes-based assessment 
SAQA US 115753, NQF Level 5, 15 Credits

This assessor unit standard is for those who wish to assess learners for their achievement of learning outcomes in terms of specified criteria using pre-designed assessment instruments/tools.

Those who achieve this unit standard will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise. This unit standard will contribute towards the achievement of a variety of qualifications, particularly within the fields of Education Training and Development Practices and Human Resource Development.

Once you are credited with this unit standard you will be able to carry out assessments in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner that is free of all bias and discrimination, paying particular attention to the three groups targeted for redress: race, gender and disability

An Assessor’s primary functions are to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of outcomes-based assessments.
  • Prepare and conduct assessments.
  • Determine whether a learner is competent, allowing a Certificate of Competence to be issued.
  • Determine whether a learner is Not Yet Competent resulting in compilation of an action plan which will assist the learner in achieving a competent result.
  • Review assessments and provide feedback to all learners.

The Assessor Training Course will equip individuals / trainers with the required skills to assess learners in a specific field of expertise. Portfolio compilation is included within the training period.

The credit calculation is based on the assumption that those starting to learn towards this unit standard have no previous assessment experience. It is assumed, though, that the candidate- assessors have expertise within the area of learning in which they intend to assess.

An integrated assessment approach will be followed to allow for practical and theoretical components. This entails the assessment of a number of unit standards, outcomes and criteria together in one assessment activity.

Candidates are not only assessed against specific outcomes, but also on critical outcomes, attitudes and values.

The programme methodology includes facilitator presentations, readings, individual activities, group discussions, and skill application exercises.

This programme has been aligned to registered unit standards. You will be assessed against the outcomes of the unit standards by completing a knowledge assignment that covers the essential embedded knowledge stipulated in the unit standards. When you are assessed as competent against the unit standards, you will receive a certificate of competence and be awarded 15 credits towards a National Qualification.

 

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