Assessor Skills

This course is accredited by the ETDP Seta

This course equips participants with the necessary knowledge and skill to make effective judgements on a person’s competency by means of assessments.

The participant will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise, as well as, carry out assessments in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner that is free of all bias and discrimination.

Title: Conduct Outcomes Based Assessments 

Unit Standard: 115753   I   NQF Level: 5   I   Credits: 15  I  Duration: 4 days

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of outcomes-based assessments
  • Prepare for assessments
  • Conduct assessments
  • Provide feedback on assessments
  • Review assessments

Course Content

Demonstrate an understanding of outcomes-based assessment

  • Comparisons between outcomes-based and another form of assessments, highlighting key differences in terms of the underlying philosophies and approaches to assessments
  • An outline of advantages and disadvantages of outcomes-based assessments
  • The purpose, process and related benefits and challenges of Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Descriptions of a variety of assessment methods
  • The approach to giving feedback.

Prepare for Assessments

  • Preparation of assessment resources, logistics, documentation and environment to meet requirements
  • Parties involved in the assessment are notified in good time to ensure they are ready and available
  • Pre-assessment moderation requirements are carried out
  • Assessment details are explained to candidates
  • Inputs are sought from candidates
  • Candidates’ readiness is confirmed.

Conduct Assessments

  • Assessment practices promote effective, manageable, fair and safe assessments
  • Assessments are carried out according to the assessment design
  • Questioning techniques are appropriate
  • Sufficient evidence is gathered
  • Assessment judgements are consistent.

Provide feedback on assessments

  • Feedback is given to relevant parties in accordance with confidentiality requirements
  • Feedback is clear and confined to strengths and weaknesses in a candidate’s performance
  • Feedback is constructive, culturally sensitive and related to the relevant party’s needs
  • Obtain feedback from the student
  • Deal with disputes and/or appeals
  • Reach agreements and record the feedback.

Review assessments

  • Review the assessment process to identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Analyse feedback from relevant parties
  • Identify weaknesses in the assessment design

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