Assess Workplace Competence Using Direct & Indirect Methods FD41 04

Unit L&D9DI  – Who this Unit is for?

This Unit is for those who assess in the workplace using a wide range of assessment methods, both direct and indirect. The person wishing to achieve this Unit (the assessor candidate) will use the following direct methods:

  • observation
  • examination of work products (both created and not created at the time of observation)
  • questioning

They may also be involved in authenticating indirect evidence such as:

  • discussing with candidates
  • testimony of others (witnesses)
  • examining candidate statements
  • assessing candidates in simulated environments
  • Recognising Prior Learning (RPL) otherwise known as the Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA)

The assessment decisions made by the assessor-candidate will be used to confirm achievement in a range of situations such as assessing SVQs, other workplace qualifications or in-company standards.

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.