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Assessment plan feature
Meaning and importance of the feature
Place of assessment
Why might suitability and convenience be important?
Has to be a place where you can assess the needs of the learner appropriately, example being if assessing health and social care it needs to be a caring environment, has to be suitable for purpose.
Date/time of assessment
What considerations may have to be taken into account?
Time appropriate, the needs of the people I am assessing, correct time, time constrains. Confidentiality has to be respected at all times.
The consideration of learning styles is different from each learner.
Other people involved/affected by the assessment
Who else might be involved?
Families could be visiting, medical professionals, other people in the care setting.
Unit(s) and criteria to be assessed
Explain why the candidate should know and have copies of these.
So they can work towards having all the appropriate information.
So they can plan and gather all information to give to you.
Opportunities to assess aspects of more than one unit
Use examples to explain the benefits of holistic assessment and how to plan for it.
An example is personal care will cover infection control, health and safety, correct use of PPE, manual handling, communication.
To arrange with learner a suitable time, taking into consideration the person who will be supported, privacy, dignity, respect.
Notes on discussion with candidate on readiness etc.
Why is it important to involve the candidate in the assessment process?
The learner can help with assessing if they feel ready, by expressing their feelings etc. The learner and you can discuss goals and how these will be met. They could pick up on things which you didn’t. It’s vital to always make the learners feel included in everything. This will also give the learner motivation and experience and understanding.
May include peer or self assessment
What are the benefits? Consider developing analytical skills, understanding of the specifications, self reflection.
Self assessment I feel is vital in the learning process as it allows you to reflect upon things and know what you are achieving and what you are not achieving. With your peers assessing you also will give you an outside view of what you have assessed yourself, a reflection of own performance.
Adaptations/additional support requirements
Explain how assessment arrangements can be adapted to meet the needs of individual learners, including equality and diversity requirements.
For someone has a hearing impairment it could be the assessment is in a quiet place with no distractions. Also if someone has vision impairment they may require extra lighting and the paperwork should be made bigger.
Planned activity, resources, environment
These need to ensure evidence will be valid, reliable and fair. Explain these terms
Valid, it has to be a recent encounter.
Reliable, has to be their work and no one else’s.
Fair, treating people the same regardless.
Methods of assessment
Explain the assessment methods used in your programme area
Observations, written work, self-reflection, feedback, constructive criticism.
Details of any RPL/APL being considered as evidence
What is involved in validating a RPL/APL claim?
Documentation (certificate, witness testomy, reflection etc.) that is reliable, valid, in date and signed off.
Risk and risk minimisation
What are the main risks in your area of responsibility? How can you plan to minimise these?
Infection control, been aware of peoples behaviours, uniform and appropriate footwear,
What people like and don’t like.