Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the Unit

    • Course Introduction

  • 2

    LO1 - Understand the principles and requirements of assessment

    • Synopsis of LO1

    • Function of assessment in learning and development

    • Key concepts and principles of assessment

    • Responsibilities of the assessor

    • Regulations and requirements relevant to the assessment

  • 3

    LO2 - Understand different types of assessment method

    • Synopsis of LO2

    • Strengths and limitations of a range of assessment methods

  • 4

    LO3 - Understand how to plan assessment

    • Synopsis of LO3

    • Key factors to consider when planning assessment

    • Benefits of using a holistic approach to assessment

    • How to plan a holistic approach to assessment

    • Types of risks that may be involved in assessment

    • How to minimize risks through the planning process

  • 5

    LO4 - Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment

    • Synopsis of LO4

    • Importance of involving the learner and others in the assessment process

    • Types of information that should be made available to learners and others

    • ​How peer and self-assessment can be used effectively

    • How assessment arrangements can be adapted

  • 6

    LO5 - Understand how to make assessment decisions

    • Synopsis of LO5

    • How to judge whether evidence is sufficient

    • How to ensure that assessment decisions are valid

  • 7

    LO6 - Understand quality assurance of the assessment process

    • Synopsis of LO6

    • Importance of quality assurance in the assessment process

    • ​Quality assurance and standardisation procedures

    • Procedures to follow when there are disputes concerning assessment

  • 8

    LO7 - Understand how to manage information relating to assessment

    • Synopsis of LO7

    • Importance of following procedures for the management of information

    • How feedback and questioning contribute to the assessment process

  • 9

    LO8 - Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment

    • Synopsis of LO8

    • Legal issues, policies and procedures relevant to assessment

    • Contribution that technology can make to the assessment process

    • Requirements for equality and diversity

    • Value of reflective practice and continuing professional development