Assessor Course (R4999)
An Assessor is the person judging whether another person is competent and not yet competent within a certain field. The Assessor Skills Programme is a comprehensive SAQA unit standard-based course that covers best practice standards of assessing outcomes-based learning. Learn how to conduct assessments in your own area of expertise.
- Seasoned and competent in the area in which you will conduct assessments, i.e. having expertise in the area that you will be assessing.
- No previous assessment expertise necessary.
This course is accredited with ETDP Seta and each learner will have to submit a Portfolio of Evidence after the training, upon being deemed competent, the learner will receive a Certificate of Competence.
This module is based on outcomes based learning principles where delegates are responsible for their own learning with support available when required.
- Formative Assessment – to be submitted 1 month from completion of the workshop
- Summative Assessment – to be submitted up to 6 months from submission of the Formative Assessment
Upon completion of this course and successful assessment Candidate Assessors will have acquired these skills:
- Demonstrate understanding of outcomes-based assessment.
- Plan and prepare for assessment.
- Conduct assessment.
- Provide feedback on assessments.
- Review assessment.
DAY 1 – Registration and introduction to the National Qualifications Framework.
- Understanding outcomes-based assessment.
- Comparing traditional and outcomes-based assessment.
- Acquiring knowledge of different assessment methods.
- Applying RPL as a method of assessment.
- Assessing applied competence.
- Plan the logistics and instruments required for successful assessment.
- Prepare the financial, physical and human resources necessary for assessment.
- Ensure Learner readiness in keeping with organisational policy.
- Meet with Learners and obtain input on evidence that can be produced.
- Obtain information about Learner needs that may prevent successful assessment.
- Prepare stakeholders to ensure that assessments remain valid and true to NQF principles.
- Record Learner preparation and keep accurate records of Learner preparation.
- Conduct assessments in a variety of settings.
- Apply best-practice questioning techniques to elicit appropriate responses.
- Make assessment judgements in situations where there is sufficient and insufficient evidence.
- Apply valid and fair assessment methods in line with quality policies and standard operating procedures.
- Gather and record sufficient information to ensure that meaningful feedback is given to Learners.
- Prepare and give feedback to all stakeholders.
- Obtain input from Learners.
- Deal with disputes and appeals.
- Maintain records of feedback and guidance in keeping with organisational quality requirements.
- Evaluate the quality and strength of the assessment instruments and assessment process for incorporation into design.
* Portfolio compilation workshop.
Who Should Attend
- HR Generalists.
- Seasoned trainers.
- Learning and Development Practitioners.
- Any person who wants to specialise in assessment practice.
- Any person who wants to register as an Assessor with a SETA.
- Any person who wants to enhance previously learned assessment principles.