Outcomes Based Assessor Workshop

 

Purpose

This workshop is based on the SAQA-registered Unit Standard ID 115753 (7978) – Conduct Outcomes-Based Assessment, NQF Level 5 with 15 credits.  Certification is obtained through LSS as an accredited provider with the ETDP SETA.

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Duration

The workshop runs over five (5) consecutive days.  The first three days consist of classroom training, the fourth day the participants conduct workplace assessments and on the fifth day, the portfolios are compiled by the participants and submitted for assessment.  This option is only applicable when the workshop is presented on the premises of the customer in order to make workplace assessments possible on the fourth day.

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Learning Assumed to be in Place

Participants are not required to have any previous knowledge of the NQF nor do they need to have assessment experience.  However, assessors do need to have a qualification or experience (at least on the same level) in the occupation or subject matter they will be assessing.

 

Workshop Learning Objectives

 

Participants will learn how to
  • Apply knowledge of OBET in the workplace
  • Plan and prepare for assessment
  • Prepare learners for assessment
  • Conduct an assessment
  • Evaluate and record evidence and make assessment judgements
  • Provide feedback to the assessment candidate and other relevant parties,
  • Review the entire assessment with a view to sharing information that will ensure assessment quality improvement.

The workshop learning activities and materials also address the following:
  • an overview of the NQF system, the SAQA Act, and the Skills Development Act
  • assessment principles and methods
  • assessment implementation and procedures
  • feedback after assessment and documentation required
  • evidence of competence
  • recognition of prior learning implementation
  • portfolio preparation, and
  • assessment systems.

Workshop Methodology

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Registration Introductions Foundational knowledge required to understand the assessment process Continuation of understanding the assessment process. Starting the first simulated assessment Completing the first assessment and setting the scene for the workplace assessment Starting the second assessment based on a real registered SAQA unit standard. Portfolio building Submitting the portfolio

The first one and a half days focus on the foundational knowledge required to understand the assessment process.  The second half of day two and day three focuses on the conducting of a simulated assessment setting the scene for the second workplace assessment.  On the fourth day a second assessment is conducted based on a real registered SAQA unit standard.  All the assessment material is provided for both assessments.  On the last day of the course, the portfolios are built and all the necessary documentation is completed and the portfolios are submitted to the facilitator for assessment.

Assessment

During the 5-day workshop, learners submit their portfolios for assessment by the end of the week.

The portfolio is submitted to LSS for assessment and as soon as the Learner-Assessor is found competent, learners will receive a letter and assessment report indicating their competence declaration. We issue a certificate of competence and apply for an endorsement from the ETDP SETA.  This certificate is nationally accepted by all ETQA’s should you wish to register as an assessor.

 

Workshop Methodology

Day 1

Registration Introductions Foundational knowledge required to understand the assessment process.

Day 2

Continuation of understanding the assessment process. Starting the first simulated assessment.

Day 3
Completing the first assessment  and setting the scene for the workplace assessment.
Day 4
Starting the second assessment based on a real registered SAQA unit standard.
Day 5
Portfolio building.
Submitting the portfolio.

The first one and a half days focus on the foundational knowledge required to understand the assessment process.  The second half of day two and day three focuses on the conducting of a simulated assessment setting the scene for the second workplace assessment.  On the fourth day, a second assessment is conducted based on a real registered SAQA unit standard.  All the assessment material is provided for both assessments.  On the last day of the course, the portfolios are built and all the necessary documentation is completed and the portfolios are submitted to the facilitator for assessment.

Assessment

During the 5-day workshop, learners submit their portfolios for assessment by the end of the week.

The portfolio is submitted to LSS for assessment and as soon as the Learner-Assessor is found competent, learners will receive a letter and assessment report indicating their competence declaration. We issue a certificate of competence and apply for an endorsement from the ETDP SETA.  This certificate is nationally accepted by all ETQA’s should you wish to register as an assessor.

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