There is an increasing need within all industry to assure the competence of staff, especially those who work in a safety critical environment. To demonstrate compliance with these requirements, both contractual and legal, the assessment should be conducted by qualified assessors who are able to use a range of assessment methods.


For practitioners who assess the demonstration of competence in a training environment using the following assessment methods:
• assessments in simulated environments
• skills tests
• oral and written questions
• assignments
• projects
• case studies
• recognising prior learning


At the end of this course the delegates will be able to: –

• Prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
• Carry out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
• Provide required information following the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
• Maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding


This course involves a high degree of documentation review and candidates should be familiar with their own company procedures on Competence Management. Delegates must have access to two learners plus support from their own Quality Assurance Manager.


2 day plus one day follow up assessment.


Delegates will work towards Unit 301 & 303 awarded by EAL.


This unit assesses a candidate assessor’s competence in assessing a learner’s vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in contexts other than a work environment, for example in a simulated environment, in a workshop or classroom. Primary evidence for the learning outcomes and assessment criteria must come from the candidate assessor assessing two real learners on two occasions against standards/criteria that are approved by the organisation. .
The unit covers seven assessment methods in total. The candidate assessor must show that they have covered a minimum of three of these assessment methods in their real practice.