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1. Define the key concepts and principles of assessment
For many organisations the concept of assessment involves many processes. For Young Gloucestershire some of these processes include making judgments of learning knowledge, skills and competence against set criteria, please see picture on page 2. Every Programme Leader that delivers a Prince’s Trust Programme at Young Gloucestershire has undertaken a training course where they are given a detailed breakdown of the programme and the qualification. It is then the programme leader’s responsibilities to introduce the qualification to the learners as a part of the assessment process. As the qualification is carried out it is very important that the assessment process is delivered in a flexible, informal yet professional manner. Therefore, ensuring that the learners feel that the qualification they are undertaking is manageable and accessible. Failure to do this, this can then lead a learner to feeling disengaged with the process and can ultimately lead to departure from the programme. The decisions must remain constant and delivered in a consistent manner, otherwise a lack of respect for the whole system will be generated. If the learner at any point feels unclear, they must be reminded that they have an appeals procedure and it can be activated at any point. Throughout the Prince’s Trust qualification evidence must be supplied by the learners to ensure that aims and objectives of the criteria are being met. There are many ways in which a learner can provide evidence however, to meet the criteria this evidence must be genuine, valid, sufficient and reliable.

2. Explain the responsibilities of the assessor
For assessors within Young Gloucestershire it is the assessor’s responsibility to ensure that assessments are carried out in according with the Prince’s Trust Individual Learning Record (ILR) specifications. Within this, learners are shown the ILR to ensure they understand what is required from them...
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