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Assess occupational competence in the work environment

 

Unit Number H/601/5314
Unit Level 3
Unit Title Assess occupational competence in the work environment
Sector
Credit Value 6 Guided Learning Hours 30
Mandatory Assessments Required

Optional Assessments  of required.

Description

 

The aim of this unit is to assess the learning and development of the practitioner’s performance in carrying out assessments of occupational competence in a work environment. This unit requires evidence of using the following assessment methods:

observation of performance in the work environment

examining products of work

questioning the learner

discussing with the learner

use of others (witness testimony)

looking at learner statements

recognising prior learning

‘Practitioner’ means anyone with a learning and development responsibility as the whole or a part of their role.

Assessment

 

Evidence for all learning outcomes must come from carrying out assessments in a work environment. A qualification achievement record for this qualification is available from the website.

The aim of this unit is to assess the candidate assessor’s performance in assessing occupational competence in an individual’s work environment. There must be evidence to cover all of the assessment methods listed in the unit. As a minimum, there must be performance evidence for the following assessment methods:

  • observation of performance in the work environment
  • examining products of work
  • questioning the learner

Simulations are not allowed.

Other forms of evidence will be acceptable for the remaining assessment methods:

  • discussing with the learner
  • use of others (witness testimony)
  • looking at learner statements
  • recognising prior learning

The candidate assessor’s performance evidence must be assessed by observation, examining the products of work and questioning/discussions. There must be valid, authentic and sufficient evidence for all the assessment criteria. Holistic assessment is encouraged and one piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning outcome or assessment criterion.

There must be evidence of the candidate assessor carrying out at least two assessments of two learners’ occupational competence (four assessments in total). This occupational competence must not be in assessment itself. In other words, evidence for this unit must not come from assessing another candidate assessor who in turn is assessing someone else.

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This unit is based on the Learning and Development NOS Standard 9: Assess learner achievement.

This unit is part of the following qualifications: -

Qualification No.Qualification Title
600/2254/1IQ Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)
600/5802/XIQ Level 3 Certificate In Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
601/1733/3IQ Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)

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