Online Self Directed
If you opt for the online method of learning to become an assessor or moderator you will work through a set of information at your own pace. The information provides all the ins and outs of assessing and has some tips along the way. There are some activities you can complete too. These help you to get the gist of the information.
You can also opt for a one to one Skype session to support you through the course. Or you may like to add the group WEBINAR so you can get a solid introduction to the concept of assessing in the NZQA context.
The time to do the online material varies from person to person. Some people with lots of valid experience go click, click, click through the screens, read very little and then go straight to the assessment. Other people block off a few hours and work steadily through the screens to ensure they get a really good handle on things. They take a few notes and make sure their knowledge is increasing as they move through the material.
A great idea is to do the online portion with a colleague as you can then have some discussions along the way and question each other about interpretations.
Like anything, you get out of it what you put into it. So a quick click means shallow learning. If you use a thorough process it means you have engaged your thinking and memory more fully and will likely have an easier time as an assessor.
When you complete the assessments you must be observed by an individual who has the assessor qualification or by a senior manager who has the knowledge and skill to observe you. If neither person is available in your workplace LEARNPLUS can offer you a service by SKYPE where you would be observed remotely. An additional fee is payable for this service.
You then submit all the evidence to LEARNPLUS. And, we are an email away if you get stuck.
By the end of this module you will be able to:
-Determine how to measure competency
-Define the components of effective assessments
-Describe the characteristics of a quality assessor
-Recognise the stakeholders in the assessment process
-Identify steps in the assessment process
-Prepare candidates for assessments
-Explain the requirement of collecting evidence for assessments
-Conduct assessments using a variety of assessment forms
-Provide objective feedback to candidates
-Record relevant assessment information