A1        A1 - Achieving the Assessors Award© Keith Lawson 2004                          1
A1         The duties of an Assessor          Being an Assessor brings a lot of responsibility -          It is necessary ...
A1         Undertaking Training          To assess NVQs you need the A1 award.          It stands alone as a qualification...
A1          The AI Unit is made up of 4 Elements          Element 1.1 Develop plans for assessing competence with         ...
A1          A Logical Progression - Plan>Act>Review          Element 1.1 Develop plans for assessing competence          w...
A1          Stage 1: The Initial Assessment Plan          Element 1.1          You need to agree 3 assessment plans, one p...
A1          Assessment Methods          Assessment methods include (and there is more detail in          your set of stand...
A1          Stage 2: Judging Evidence          Element 1.2          You need to collect 3 different pieces of evidence* fr...
A1          Stage 2: Judging Evidence          Element 1.2          Assess the evidence against the standards and RECORD  ...
A1          Stage 3: Provide Feedback          Element 1.3          Using the RECORDS of assessment DECISIONS, give       ...
A1          Stage 4: Standardisation and Quality          Element 1.4          You need to write FOUR reviews on evidence ...
A1          Finally          You need a professional discussion with your Assessor to          review any method of assess...
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  1. 1. A1 A1 - Achieving the Assessors Award© Keith Lawson 2004 1
  2. 2. A1 The duties of an Assessor Being an Assessor brings a lot of responsibility - It is necessary to understand the process of assessing, the awarding body’s rules, regulations and expectations. You have a duty to the awarding body and a duty to every candidate you assess to work in a fair, equitable and supportive manner. Your own skills and knowledge are important - Skills and knowledge as an Assessor Skills and knowledge in the occupation of the candidate.© Keith Lawson 2004 2
  3. 3. A1 Undertaking Training To assess NVQs you need the A1 award. It stands alone as a qualification for NVQ Assessors but also is a Unit in full NVQs such as “Training and Development”. You are enrolled (or are about to enrol) on a programme to gain this nationally recognised award and what follows is simple advice on what is required to gain this award….© Keith Lawson 2004 3
  4. 4. A1 The AI Unit is made up of 4 Elements Element 1.1 Develop plans for assessing competence with candidates. Element 1.2 Judge evidence against criteria to make assessment decisions. Element 1.3 Provide feedback and support to candidates on assessment decisions. Element 1.4 Contribute to the internal quality assurance process.© Keith Lawson 2004 4
  5. 5. A1 A Logical Progression - Plan>Act>Review Element 1.1 Develop plans for assessing competence with candidates. Element 1.2 Judge evidence against criteria to make assessment decisions. Element 1.3 Provide feedback and support to candidates on assessment decisions. Element 1.4 Contribute to the internal quality assurance process.© Keith Lawson 2004 5
  6. 6. A1 Stage 1: The Initial Assessment Plan Element 1.1 You need to agree 3 assessment plans, one per unit, with a minimum of 2 candidates. Each plan must cover 1 full Unit. Over the 3 plans, you must apply 4 assessment methods...© Keith Lawson 2004 6
  7. 7. A1 Assessment Methods Assessment methods include (and there is more detail in your set of standards) • PRODUCT - hard evidence such as documents. • OBSERVATION - watching a candidate perform • WITNESS - someone who knows the candidate and the work • PERSONAL STATEMENT - by a candidate on how they work and why. Useful when no Product is available, e.g. a telephone conversation.© Keith Lawson 2004 7
  8. 8. A1 Stage 2: Judging Evidence Element 1.2 You need to collect 3 different pieces of evidence* from the candidates in line with the assessment plans and assess against the standards * for example PRODUCT, OBSERVATION, WITNESS© Keith Lawson 2004 8
  9. 9. A1 Stage 2: Judging Evidence Element 1.2 Assess the evidence against the standards and RECORD your decision on the proper documents. Using OBSERVATION, you may have given FEEDBACK at the time. Record this as well.© Keith Lawson 2004 9
  10. 10. A1 Stage 3: Provide Feedback Element 1.3 Using the RECORDS of assessment DECISIONS, give FEEDBACK to the Candidates. Only one FEEDBACK session has to be seen by your ASSESSOR. Use this opportunity to REVIEW the ASSESSMENT PLANS to see if successful or need to adapt.© Keith Lawson 2004 10
  11. 11. A1 Stage 4: Standardisation and Quality Element 1.4 You need to write FOUR reviews on evidence for at least TWO candidates (2 pieces each) submitted to the QA team for the internal standardisation process. The person responsible for the internal quality assurance (typically the Internal Verifier) needs to provide a written statement to demonstrate how you have contributed to agreed QA procedures.© Keith Lawson 2004 11
  12. 12. A1 Finally You need a professional discussion with your Assessor to review any method of assessment not covered by your performance evidence. And provide a written or spoken explanation of the procedures used within your centre© Keith Lawson 2004 12
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