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Assessing Workplace Competence Using Direct and Indirect Methods

Assessment is the process of evaluating an individual’s learning. It involves generating and collecting evidence of a Candidate’s knowledge and skills and judging that evidence against defined standards.

This course is designed to give you an introduction to workplace assessments. We will look at core assessor activities, the assessment team, preparation for assessment, sources of information and legal requirements.

The course will cover planning an assessment, looking at direct assessment methods such as observation, questioning and examination of work products, and indirect assessment methods which may include witness testimony and simulations

Approximate duration: 35 minutes.

Coaching and Mentoring – Assessing Workplace Competence Using Direct and Indirect Methods

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of workplace assessment
  • Understand the role of the assessor within the assessment team
  • Prepare for the role of workplace assessor
  • Identify the available sources of information that support the role of the workplace assessor
  • Plan a workplace assessment
  • Assess candidate performance and knowledge
  • Identify the appropriate methods for different candidates and scenarios
  • Confirm candidate progression and achievement
  • Record the assessment decisions to meet internal and external quality assurance requirements
  • Provide constructive feedback to the candidate

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