Introduction to the Assessors Course.
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This generic Assessors Course is for those who assess people for their achievement of learning outcomes in terms of specified criteria using pre-designed assessment instruments. The outcomes and criteria of the assessors course may be defined in a range of documents including but not limited to Assessors Courses, exit level outcomes, assessment standards, curriculum statements and qualifications.
Those who achieve this assessors course will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise. This assessors course will contribute towards the achievement of a variety of qualifications, particularly within the fields of Education Training and Development Practices and Human Resource Development. Continued professional development is important in order to improve the skills and knowledge that you have.
People credited with this assessors course are able to carry out assessments in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner that is free of all bias and discrimination, paying particular attention to the three groups targeted for redress: race, gender and disability.
In particular, people credited with this Assessors Course will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of outcomes-based assessment;
- Prepare for assessments;
- Conduct assessments;
- Provide feedback on assessments; and
- Review assessments.
They are responsible for making a decision if a learner is competent or not yet competent in a specific topic or learning objective. The varied role of an Assessor will mean that no two days will be the same. Whether you are recording achievements, running through evidence or marking work, you will soon develop a wide range of skills. You will be regularly communicating with your learners, and time management is also important when running your own diary.
They are great decision-makers and judges and are intuitively built and trained to ensure and see to it that learners are learnt and trained adequately.
They evaluate the skills and competencies demonstrated and provided by the learner and directly engage in providing constructive feedback by means of support and remediation to ensure the learner understands what it takes to reach the desired learning outcome.
Assessors are the glue which holds the learner and the end-result together.