Assess Workplace Competence using Direct Methods

Unit L&D9D Assess Workplace Competence Using Direct Methods (FD40 04)

Who this Unit is for

This Unit is for those who assess in the workplace using the following assessment methods:

  • Observation
  • and possibly related questioning
  • Inspecting work products (created at the time of the observation)

Someone holding this Unit will be able to assess SVQs (or individual Units), other workplace qualifications and in-company standards that only require one or more of these three assessment methods.

‘Direct assessors’ of this kind may also contribute to the assessment of SVQs, other workplace qualifications or in-company standards that require a wider range of assessment methods, where the final assessment decision is being made by another assessor.

For this Unit, assessments must be of a substantial but realistic and manageable piece of the candidate’s work. Each assessment should cover the full assessment cycle to include planning, judging evidence, providing feedback and recording the decision.