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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 3
Unit No:
H/601/5314
Credits:
6
Guided learning hours:
30 hours

Assessment Guidance

Evidence for all learning outcomes must come from carrying out assessments in a work environment. As a minimum, there must be performance evidence for the following assessment methods:
• observation of performance in the work environment
• examining products of work
• questioning the learner.

Simulations are not allowed.

Other forms of evidence will be acceptable for the remaining assessment methods:
• discussing with the learner
• use of others (witness testimony)
• looking at learner statements
• recognising prior learning

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Be able to plan the assessment of occupational competence.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Plan assessment of occupational competence based on the following methods:
    • observation of performance in the work environment
    • examining products of work
    • questioning the learner
    • discussing with the learner
    • use of others (witness testimony)
    • looking at learner statements
    • recognising prior learning.
  • 1.2
    Communicate the purpose, requirements and processes of assessing occupational competence to the learner.
  • 1.3
    Plan the assessment of occupational competence to address learner needs and current achievements.
  • 1.4
    Identify opportunities for holistic assessment.

2

Be able to make assessment decisions about occupational competence.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Use valid, fair and reliable assessment methods including:
    • observation of performance
    • examining products of work
    • questioning the learner
    • discussing with the learner
    • use of others (witness testimony)
    • looking at learner statements
    • recognising prior learning.
  • 2.2
    Make assessment decisions of occupational competence against specified criteria.
  • 2.3
    Follow standardisation procedures.
  • 2.4
    Provide feedback to learners that affirms achievement and identifies any further implications for learning, assessment and progression.

3

Be able to provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Maintain records of the assessment of occupational competence, its outcomes and learner progress.
  • 3.2
    Make assessment information available to authorised colleagues.
  • 3.3
    Follow procedures to maintain the confidentiality of assessment information.

4

Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing occupational competence.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Follow relevant policies, procedures and legislation for the assessment of occupational competence, including those for health, safety and welfare.
  • 4.2
    Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism, when assessing occupational competence.
  • 4.3
    Evaluate own work in carrying out assessments of occupational competence.
  • 4.4
    Maintain the currency of own expertise and competence as relevant to own role in assessing occupational competence.

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