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This course is for individuals and organisations who want to learn the principles and practices of assessment.
  • Duration : 4 days
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Course Overview

Who is this for?

This course is for individuals and organisations who want to learn the principles and practices of assessment within the lifelong learning sector.

What is it about?

The course equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary for carrying out assessments. You will explore the different principles and practice and also learn the importance of carrying out assessments.

What will I get out of it?

•    Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
•    Understand different types of assessment methods
•    Understand how to plan assessments
•    Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
•    Understand how to make assessment decisions
•    Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
•    Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
•    Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment


You will learn

•    The functions of assessment in learning and development
•    The key concepts and principles of assessment
•    The responsibilities of the assessor
•    How to identify the regulations and requirements relevant to the assessment in your own area of practice
•    To compare the strengths and limitations of a range of assessment methods with reference to the needs of individual learners
•    To summarize key factors to consider when planning assessments
•    To evaluate the benefits of using a holistic approach to assessment
•    How to plan a holistic approach to assessment
•    The types of risks that may be involved in assessment in your own area of responsibility
•    How to minimize risks through the planning process
•    The importance of involving the learner and others in the assessment process
•    The types of information that should be made available to learners and others involved in the assessment process
•    How peer and self-assessment can be used effectively to promote learner involvement and personal responsibility in the assessment of learning
•    How assessment arrangements can be adapted to meet the needs of individual learners
•    How to judge whether evidence is sufficient, authentic or current
•    How to ensure that assessment decisions are made against specified criteria, valid, reliable and fair
•    To evaluate the importance of quality assurance in the assessment process
•    About quality assurance and standardization procedures in own area of practice
•    The procedures to follow when there are disputes concerning assessment in own area of practice
•    The importance of following procedures for the management of information relating to assessment
•    How feedback and questioning contribute to the assessment process
•    About legal issues, policies and procedures relevant to assessment, including those for confidentiality, health, safety and welfare
•    The contribution that technology can make to the assessment process
•    The requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism in relation to assessment
•    The value of reflective practice and continuing professional development in the assessment process

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