Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

ProQual Level 3 Award

The aim of this award is to assess the candidate assessor’s performance in assessing occupational competence in an individual’s 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 learning
  • Discussing with the learner
  • Use of others (witness testimony)
  • Looking at learner statements
  • Recognising prior learning

By completing this learning the delegate will be able to:

  • Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
  • Understand different types of assessment method
  • Understand how to plan assessment
  • Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
  • Understand how to make assessment decisions

*Please see the qualification specification for the full list of learning outcomes.

Suitable for:

Anyone who is required to undertake the assessor role in a variety of contexts, those assessing in the workplace and those assessing in alternative environments such as workshops, classrooms and other training environments.

Delivery options:

  1. Flexible workplace delivery to suit the needs of the organisation.
  2. Secure Virtual Classroom. Flexible to suit the needs of the organisation.

Learning Outcome – The learner will:

Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 – Be able to plan the assessment of occupational competence

1.1  – Plan assessment of occupational
competence based on the following
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

1.2 – Communicate the purpose, requirements and processes of assessing occupational competence to the learner

1.3 – Plan the assessment of occupational
competence to address learner needs and current achievements

1.4 – Identify opportunities for holistic assessment

2 – Be able to make assessment decisions about
occupational competence

2.1 – Use valid, fair and reliable assessment methods including:

  • Observation of performance
  • examining products of work
  • questioning with the learner
  • discussing with the learner
  •  use of others (witness testimony)
  • looking at learner statements
  • recognising prior learning

2.2 – Make assessment decisions of occupational competence against specified criteria

2.3 – Follow standardisation procedures

2.4 – Provide feedback to learners that affirms achievement and identifies any further implications for learning, assessment and progression

3 – Be able to provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence

3.1 – Maintain records of the assessment
of occupational competence, its outcomes and learner progress

3.2 – Make assessment information available to authorised colleagues

3.3 – Follow procedures to maintain the confidentiality of assessment information

4 – Be able to maintain legal and good practice
requirements when assessing occupational
competence

4.1 – Follow relevant policies, procedures and legislation for the assessment of occupational competence, including those for health, safety and welfare

4.2 – Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism, when assessing occupational competence

4.3 – Evaluate own work in carrying out assessments of occupational competence

4.4 – Maintain the currency of own expertise and competence as relevant to own role in assessing occupational competence

ProQual Qualification Specifications

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