What is an Assessor?
An assessor is a person with the required knowledge and skills that determines whether a candidate is capable of doing the job at hand in their own particular field of expertise by collecting evidence. Assessors assess people, not things.
Is it important to be registered?
Yes! The responsibility of the assessor is great and thus they need to meet a high standard of criteria and have to be registered before they are allowed to assess.
Accreditation and Training Services’ generic Assessor training course will equip learners with the required knowledge and skills to assess candidates in their own particular field of expertise. The Assessor training course will help build your understanding of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and will help you take the first step in developing your skills and acquiring a variety of qualifications within the fields of Education Training and Development Practices and Human Resource Development.
It is the responsibility of the Assessor to determine whether a candidate is competent or not yet competent. An Assessor makes use of different tools and systems to determine if a candidate is capable of doing the job at hand. The responsibility of the Assessor is great and thus they need to meet a high standard of criteria and have to be registered before they are allowed to assess.
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This unit standard will provide recognition for those who facilitate or intend to facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies. Formal recognition will enhance their employability and also provide a means to identify competent learning facilitators.
People credited with this unit standard are able to:
Plan and prepare for facilitation;
Facilitate learning; and
Evaluate learning and facilitation.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in the learning area in which they will provide training.
UNIT STANDARD RANGE
1. Practitioners are required to demonstrate that they can perform the specific outcomes with understanding and reflexivity. However, at this level they will have internalised the “rules” or principles, which inform what they do, and will not longer be operating consciously with such rules.
2. The specific outcomes should be performed in line with an established approach for facilitating learning using a variety of methodologies. At this level practitioners should be able to describe two alternative facilitation methodologies, to explain how their performance would differ when using the different methodologies, and to justify their choice of methodology.
3. At this level, practitioners should be able to relate knowledge beyond their occupational and ETD competences to the performance of the ETD competence described in this standard.