Assessment is how we show evidence that learning has occurred. Using two of the three main types of assessment, formative and summarize, we can recognize using certain marking tools how our students have improved, where they are lacking and what to do to improve in weaker areas, and ultimately to demonstrate learning has taken place through either written, practical or both types of examinations. As an assessor, there will be certain responsibilities that we have to abide by.Before commencing any assessment the end result of the learning outcome has to be laid out so those delivering ND the students undertaking the training know what they must achieve and why. Once we have set our targets we can then plan our assessment.
We can then carry out the assessment in the way we have planned and as the lesson plan follows, offering constructive feedback if required to assist continuous improvement of both student and trainer. When the assessment is completed we must record the findings so we now have a standard for future assessments to compare results, and again offer constructive feedback using layer cake feedback.These results should be recorded again and stored in a atria so that all issues can be flagged up. Cape is a multi-disciplined company working within variety of industries, the regulations we must adhere to are varied. The main regulation for us as a company is the Working at Height Regulations 2005.
This regulation covers nearly our entire workforce, which is made up of different disciplines Scaffolds, insulators, painters and blasters and Rope Access Technicians.Everyone at some point works at height as the recent classification for such is as follows: Anywhere above or below ground where there is a risk of fall resulting in injury This means that even if you are on ground level and there is a two foot hole next to you, you are now working at height and as such should have some form of preventative measure in place to prevent access to said hazard i. E. , handrails. i Other regulations we are bound by are the Manual Handling Regulations as we move a lot of materials by muscle power.The Personal Protection Equipment Regulations as we operate on sites which require the minimum of protective fire retardant coveralls, steel toe-capped safety footwear, safety helmet, light eye protection and suitable protective gloves for the task being aired out. Ii We have a variety of regulations we have to adhere to Cape has its own management system (SMS) which has all of Cape ;s policies and procedures which must be followed by to ensure we are always as safe as reasonably practicable and to maintain protection from breaching any regulation.Key concepts and principles of assessment The key concepts Of assessments can be laid down in the acronym S M A R T.
This is explained thus: S Suitable – for the subject matter to be assessed. You could not utilities a Display Screen Equipment assessment for a task involving Sulfuric Acid. The scope of the assessment would not include the requirements under legislation et al that should be followed when dealing with chemicals.M Measurable -? Should be in a format that the outcome of the assessment can demonstrate what has taken place is what was required and laid down in the objectives.A Achievable – That what is being undertaken is within the scope of the learning level of those being trained i.
E. , technical expertise, experience, literacy.. R Relevant – Relevant to the tasks they will be expected to perform.
For instance, you would not assess a HUG driver on his ability to change toner in a photocopier as in his day to day tasks he will not do it.T Timely – That those who are delivering/learning have enough time to do what is required of them and that the assessor has time to perform the assessment as without ample time the assessment could be completed in haste missing vital information. Part 2 The purpose of assessment is to help assessors, Eve’s and Ivy’s to determine a candidates level of skill in a particular area and to confirm training has taken laceThere are many other reasons to assess such as: Determining level of knowledge & understanding Ensuring that learning is taking place, Checking progress, Adhering to course criteria, Providing a summary to learning.
For the person doing the assessing, assessment means they can be confident that the student or candidate has the required level of knowledge on a particular topic or competency while completing a certain task. For the student or candidate, assessment offers reassurance of their own level of knowledge and competency. The first part of the assessment process is to carry out an induction with the candidate to create an agreed plan for their assessment.The assessor has the responsibility of inducting the candidate onto the course and explaining: How the course will be assessed, who will be involved in the assessment process such as IV and EVE and their roles during assessment, where assessments will take place and in which assessment format a given learning topic will be assessed.
There are many ways to assess a candidates knowledge and competency including:- conversation, recordings, witness statements, observation. It is important to provide constructive feedback to encourage and guide the candidate through his/her learning.