PDA in Conduct the Assessment Process

This PDA is for assessors of non-workplace standards, eg HNs or qualifications assessed during training courses or as part of off-the-job training.

The PDA has been developed to align to the current National Occupational Standard (NOS) in assessment, L&D9 ‘Assess Learner Achievement’ and omitting the requirement for the assessor-candidate to assess in the learner’s workplace.  Therefore, providing a benchmark standard for those who assess from a wide variety of different, non workplace settings.  For example, teachers or lecturers involved in the delivery of Skills for Work (SfW) courses or National Progression Awards (NPAs); training providers and Further Education (FE) centres offering Higher National (HN) qualifications and PDAs. 

This new PDA replaces (G9DA 47) - Carry Out the Assessment Process
This PDA is not for those who are assessing SVQs or other qualifications that are assessed in the workplace (who should undertake the Units L&D9D or L&D9DI).

Who does this qualification suit

Assessors – who assess a wide variety of different non workplace settings.  For example, teachers or lecturers involved in the delivery of Skills for Work (SfW) courses or National Progression Awards (NPAs); training providers and Further Education (FE) centres offering Higher National (HN) qualifications and PDAs. 

Access

Candidates should have a good understanding of the assessment cycle, ie preparing for, planning, and carrying out assessment. This may have been gained through already having had some involvement in the teaching/learning and/or assessment processes.
Access to this Unit is, however, at the discretion of the centre.

Progression

For people wishing to progress into a broader teaching/training role, the HNC in Learning and Development is suitable for those who will be assessing as an integral part of the training/teaching process.

For people wishing to become a workplace learning and development practitioner, the SVQ 3 in Learning and Development at SCQF level 8 is suitable for trainers, facilitators, mentors, tutors, coaches, instructors or anyone with a training responsibility in addition to their main job.

The SVQ 4 in Learning and Development at SCQF level 9 is aimed at senior trainers, or training co-ordinators/managers who plan, deliver and evaluate programmes and/or have some management responsibility for others.

How to assess

Candidates will gain this PDA/Unit by providing evidence of their competence as a practicing assessor. This evidence could be generated in a variety of non-workplace assessment contexts, for example assessing candidates for a First Aid Certificate in a simulated environment, assessing PC Passport in an open access centre, or assessing Units in a classroom environment.

The assessor Unit requires the assessor-candidate to assess the work of at least two candidates.  On commencing assessment, assessor-candidates should already be in an assessor role that allows them to meet all of the requirements of ‘Conduct the Assessment Process’. 

Where can you take this course?

Qualification Structure

 
PDA Title PDA Code Unit Title SQA Unit Code SCQF level SCQF credit
Conduct the Assessment Process GF8P 48 Conduct the Assessment Process H290 35 8 8

Unit Specification

Assessment Strategy

Information for Centres

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