Accredited Assessor Training

Accredited Assessor Course - Assessor Training, Distance Learning or Classroom.

SAQA US: 115753 – 15 Credits – Conduct outcomes-based assessment

Course Duration

Duration: 3 Months including completion of Portfolio of Evidence


SAQA US: 115753 – 15 Credits – Conduct outcomes-based assessment

SOR (Statements of Results) from EDTP SETA
Certificate of Competence from Lets Study

Course Fee: POR

The course price includes all the study material that will be required to complete the course.

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What does an assessor do?

Assessors are hired by skills development providers to assess unit standards and qualifications that are registered on the NQF. Skills development providers can include organisations that provide training to their employees in the workplace. Assessors and moderators can either work as employees of skills development providers, or they can work as independent contractors.

In the context of education, an assessor determines whether a learner is competent in relation to the criteria or outcomes for a particular unit standard or qualification on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

An assessor is responsible for:

  • Explaining the assessment process, as well as the required outcomes, to the learner.
  • Assessing the learner’s competence.
  • Giving constructive feedback on the assessment to the learner.
  • Recording the outcomes of the assessment.
  • An assessor needs to be a subject matter expert in relation to the contents of the unit standards and qualifications being assessed.

The 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.

Programme Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate understanding of outcomes-based assessment
  • Prepare for assessments
  • Conduct assessments
  • Provide feedback on assessments and Review assessments

Who this course will benefit:

  • Managers
  • Trainers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Facilitators
  • Coaches
  • Workplace Assessors

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 of great importance and they need to meet a high standard of criteria and have to be registered before they are allowed to assess.

Course Description

  • The Skills Development Framework
  • The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
  • The development of the NQF
  • Implementation of the NQF
  • The National Qualifications Framework
  • These principles underpin the objectives of the NQF
  • The objectives of the NQF
  • Structure of the NQF
  • Qualifications under the NQF
  • Changes to the NQF landscape
  • Why the system failed
  • Legislative framework
  • Improving the NQF
  • Standards and qualifications
  • Structure of the new NQF (2010 and onwards)
  • What has not changed?
  • The Occupational Learning System (OLS)
  • Quality assurance under the NQF
  • Learner Achievements (awards) under NQF
  • Development of Qualifications and unit standards under NQF
  • Definition
  • Principles of Outcomes-Based Education And Training
  • 3 Pillars of Outcomes Based Education
  • Comparison of Outcomes-Based Education To Contents-Based Education
  • Advantages of OBE
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Role Players in The Assessment Process
  • Learner
  • Advisor
  • Assessor
  • Internal Moderator
  • External Moderator/Verifier
  • Selecting Assessors
  • Registration of Assessors
  • Unit Standard Design
  • Registration of Assessors
  • Unit Standard Design
  • Competence
  • Applied Competence
  • Assessment Purpose
  • Principles of Assessment
  • Comparison of old and new assessments
  • Assessment Categories
  • Assessment Methods
  • Assessment Instruments
  • Criteria for selection of an assessment Method/Instrument
  • The Overall Assessment Process
  • Assessment Instruments
  • Evidence
  • Direct Evidence
  • Indirect Evidence
  • Supplementary/Historical Evidence
  • Principles of Evidence
  • Assessment Assignment
  • Assessment Requirements
  • Assessment Details
  • Is the candidate ready for assessment?
  • Pre-Assessment Meeting
  • Environment and Assessment Practices
  • Conduct the Assessment
  • Unforeseen Circumstances
  • Language
  • Questioning
  • Sufficient Evidence
  • Key Principles for Assessments
  • The “good assessment checklist”
  • Evaluate Evidence
  • Quality of Evidence
  • Storing of Assessment Documentation
  • Parties
  • Timeframe
  • Sequence
  • Formats
  • Manner of giving feedback
  • Feedback from the candidate
  • Explanation and Clarification
  • Further Development
  • Disputes
  • Appeal Procedure Example
  • Checklist for Providing Feedback
  • Purpose
  • Principles
  • Process
  • Benefits
  • Diagnostic Assessments
  • Good and Bad Practice
  • Feedback
  • Quality
  • Moderation
  • Meeting Roles
  • Meeting Roles
  • Internal Moderation

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