Award Crest
York College

This one day course is suitable for those working in care related settings who are responsible for assessing Healthcare Support Workers or Adult Social Care Workers (HCSW/ASCW) using National Occupational Standard 9 to ensure that the standards set out in the Care Certificate are met. It will provide the knowledge and understanding required to assess learner achievement.

Programme Content

  • K1 The key concepts and principles of assessment.
  • K2 The range information should be made available to learners
  • K3 The current criteria against which assessments are made and the current regulations and requirements relating to their assessment
  • K4 Guidelines for assessment planning as appropriate to own area of responsibility
  • K5 How to involve learners in the planning of assessments
  • K6 how assessment arrangements can be adapted to meet the needs of individual learners
  • K7 The uses, benefits and drawbacks of different assessment methods, including the use of simulation and those that involve the use of technology
  • K8 The types of risks that may be involved in the assessment process and how to manage these
  • K9 Issues related to equality, diversity and, where relevant, bilingualism that may affect the assessment process and how to address these
  • K10 How to make sure that assessment decisions are made against specified criteria and are valid, reliable and fair
  • K11 How to determine when evidence is sufficient to make an assessment decision
  • K12 How to judge the authenticity and currency of evidence and what to do when there is doubt
  • K13 How to record and store assessment decisions, who they should be made available to and the data protection and confidentiality guidelines that should be followed
  • K14 Factors to consider when providing feedback to learners
  • K15 The relevant procedures when there are disputes concerning assessment
  • K16 Standardisation processes and how to contribute to these
  • K17 How to co-operate and work effectively with others involved in the assessment process
  • K18 The value and purpose of continuing professional development for assessment practitioners

Programme Delivery and Costs

Course delivered over one day, from 9:30 to 16.00 with a 30 minutes break for lunch (not included) 

Next Course Dates:

To be planned but to register your interest in this course or to organise a bespoke course for your business please contact the Business Development Unit.

Further Information and Booking

Please contact the Business Development Unit on 01904 770368 or
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