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Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

Course Aims

Primary evidence for the learning outcomes and assessment criteria must come from the candidate assessor assessing at least two real learners on four occasions (in total) in a real work environment against standards/criteria that are approved by their own organisation.
The units cover 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. For practitioners who assess the demonstration of competence in a work environment using the following assessment methods: observation, examining work products, oral questioning and discussion, use of others (e.g. witnesses), learner statements and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

This course requires additional work to be completed after the initial 2 day event.  Support is provided to delegates for a period of six months following the date of the course.


2 days

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will be able to: -
• plan the assessment of occupational competence
• make assessment decisions about occupational competence
• provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence
• maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing occupational competence

Pre Requisite Requirements

The following pre-requisites are required for this course:-
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 a minimum of two learners plus support from their own Quality Assurance Manager.

PPE Requirements

Personal Protective Equipment is not required on this course


Certificate provided by EAL