During the initial assessment, the assessor must introduce themselves to the learner and ensure that they understand what the course is.
The assessor must explain all the units to the learner ad support them in choosing the most suitable units.
The assessor and the candidate must then decide on an assessment plan. This will include setting dates and times to meet with the learner, as well as agreeing on the best assessment methods to use. For example, the assessor may use observation, question the learner or examine their work.
Once the learner has submitted an assignment or evidence, the assessor must review it to ensure that the learner has done what was asked of them and to ensure that it is in line with the assessment criteria.
The assessor then needs to provide the learner with feedback on how they have done. It is important for the assessor to be encouraging and give constructive feedback.
A feedback form should be used at this stage. Here the assessor can recommend ways of improvement, log what agreements have been made with the learner and set a deadline.
The assessor then needs to crossed reference the work with the assessment criteria to ensure that the learners work and evidence is reliable and valid and proves that the learner is competent in the unit.
1.2 define the key concepts and principles of assessment
Depending on the subject that an assessor is accessing, they will need to devise different ways of assessing to ensure that the learner has gained the skills and knowledge they need and to also ensure that the assessment method being used is fair, relevant, valid and safe. The assessment needs to be fit for purpose, to motivate and the guide the leaner. The assessor does not want to disadvantage the learner and must take into account the characteristics of the learner. It needs to be consistent and relevant to what is being assessed.
As well as the assessment