Understand the principles and requirements of assessment.
What is assessment ? | Initially learners are assessed for suitability.Evidence is gathered to provide this information, for example: drivers licence, criminal records bureau disclosure, medical certificate, licences from local authority, evidence of insurance. Are they suited to a customer service based industry? Evidence of any previous qualifications which are relevant and current. i.e. BTEC, NVQ, manual handling and safe lifting practices, customer services training etc. | Explain the functions of assessment in learning and development, the key concepts and principles and responsibilities of the assessor | The evidence when gathered and authenticated indicates the learner’s current abilities.The witnessing of their above information provides the basis for a list of requirements to be compiled and addressed to enable the learner to satisfactorily carry out their duties competently.The process of achieving the necessary standard of education or training would be recorded and measured to show that the necessary improvements were being achieved and that targets and goals were reasonable, realistic and achievable within the necessary timeframe according to the individual’s capabilities. One to one discussion would give us a clearer understanding of the learner’s capabilities and provide the basis for an assessment of any particular areas of strength and weakness. They may need additional support with their learning skill, comprehension or written and verbal expression or they may need some assistance with IT based skills. This can all be gleaned from the learner by these initial formulations of opinion. The Visual-Auditory-Kinaesthetic learning styles model or 'inventory', (VAK), provides a simple way to explain and understand the learning styles of learners).There are three aspects to this learning model which was developed initially with