Key Components of the Assessment Process
Individuals are considered competent when they are able to consistently apply their knowledge and skills to the standard of performance required in the workplace. Both workplace and off the job training and assessment shall aim to ensure that individuals participating in the training have the competence to undertake their work role to the standard expected in a range of employment situations.
Is the process of collecting evidence and making judgements on whether competence has been achieved. This confirms that an individual can perform to the standard expected in the workplace as expressed in the National Occupational Standards.
Evidence collected may be direct, such as observation of workplace performance/hands on exercises or indirect, such as formal testing. The evidence gathered is to be valid, sufficient, current and authentic.
An individual is considered competent after he/she has completed an assessment that verifies that all aspects of the Occupational Standards can be applied in an industry context. Assessment may involve a variety of assessment methods. Evidence is to be used by an assessor to make a judgement about whether a student is competent.
The process comprises of Knowledge & Skill assessments, with the later involving practical’s/on work assessment.
National Occupational Standards pertaining to the concerned job role.
2.1. For assessments to be effective, as an Assessing Body, we try to ensure following –
2.2 There is a defined method and mechanism to evaluate the competence of candidate’s skill and knowledge.
2.3 Generic aspects for the assessors ensured are as follows –
Record of all candidates having enrolled and gone through the training process is separately maintained by us through our online portal as well as through standard manual documents.
1. Documentation, maintained for each specific assessment include the following:
2. There is a detailed list of the documentation required in the process of assessment, which is adhered for smooth execution and completion of the assessment.
The assessment system is regularly reviewed to improve the effectiveness of the same. Since, all assessments are conducted online and can be monitored, hence after each assessment a team reviews the results and the performance of the candidates. Regular updates in the Question Banks are being done to ensure the assessment process is effective and enables the assessors to examine the candidate’s skills not only in the domain knowledge but also in terms of soft skills and behavioral skills.