Unit 1- 1.1, 1.2-This is a reflective account of the things I have done, experience and knowledge I have gained throughout the assessor 's course mainly during the process of assessment. First, I would like to describe the definition of assessment, its key concepts, stages to show the knowledge and understanding I have gained throughout the course. An assessment is a pre-agreed formal session with the learner. Assessment is judging performance against an agreed standard and is also a way of finding out if learning has taken place. It enables yo assessor to ascertain if learner has gained the required skills and knowledge needed at a given point towards a course or qualification. Assessment planning helps to identify opportunities for collecting evidence efficiently, including the opportunities for collecting evidence for more than one element or unit, it also helps to ensure that the evidence collected is authentic and valid and it involves candidates in their own assessment process. Before each assessment session the assessor will discuss with the learner and agree an assessment plan. The plan will clearly define what is to be assessed during that assessment and what activities will be carried out and/or documents created. The assessor will require learner to demonstrated competence over a reasonable period of time and that learner can reliably demonstrate the skills in the future. The assessor needs to plan with learner in order to choose the best method of assessments in relation to learner 's individual circumstances, for example taking into account any special requirements learner might have. Assessors must ensure that assesments are: valid, reliable, safe and manageable, suitable to learner 's needs.
The three stages of assessment are: a) Initial Assessment- Assessor gathers information from the learner at