The Assessor is responsible for assessing the NVQ. The assessor works with the candidate in the following ways: Inducting the candidate into the NVQ and explaining what needs to be done Identifying any additional requirements
Setting and modifying learning targets
Undertaking a range of assessment activities
Providing constructive feedback to the candidate concerning his or her competence and progress Recording assessments
Ensuring that the candidate has submitted enough evidence to allow internal verfication to be carried out effectively Maintaining their own technical and vocational competencies in the areas which they are assessing Contributing to the quality assurance procedures within their departments http://www.ksspharmacy.nhs.uk/_folder6/page_3.shtml
The assessor will judge the evidence of a candidate’s
performance, knowledge and understanding against the
units of competence in order to decide whether the
candidate has demonstrated competence. The assessor will
have suitable and reliable experience and be trained and
qualified as an NVQ assessor. The criteria for appointing
assessors are set out in the section assessor and internal
verifier requirements. An assessor may be a candidate’s
line manager, a tutor at college, or someone specially
appointed to this role. Assessments may also be carried out
by a team of assessors.
The roles of trainer and assessor are inextricably linked and may be carried out by the same person, however, training
activities must be clearly separated from assessment and
only assessed evidence of competence should be presented
as evidence towards the NVQ. The roles of assessor and
trainer must be separate and preferably, where an individual has advised on a candidate’s development they should not
be that candidate’s only assessor.
All assessors must:
• be occupationally competent.This means being actively...