The candidate assessor provides evidence that they understand the following risks;
• Health and safety
• Unrealistic/unnecessary stress on the learner
• Inauthentic evidence/collusion/unjustifiable support to the learner
• Potential for unfairness to learner
• Failing to meet the requirements of any relevant assessment strategy if assessing a qualification
Risk on the grounds of health and safety is not one which would usually affect the professional Development Award team, this is due to the role of Placement Officers. Amongst the many roles of the Placement Officer is the checking of Health and Safety …show more content…
However, due to the number of placées working within the same company at the same time doing the same job eing extremely low it is something which does not occur. Most work will have a familiar feel and look as the candidates are all using the same pro-forma to work from. Frequently files will be compared by staff to see if projects are similar between candidates and also what types of objectives are being set by individuals performing a range of similar role.
Over assessment and failing to meet the requirements of any relevant assessment strategy if assessing a qualification has not been a problem as good practice is shared amongst the assessing team, additionally the use of a structured and template approach to completing the assessment of candidates work simplifies the assessment process and also allows for a level of uniformity amongst assessing staff. Files are Internally Verified, especially with new staff, and also Externally Verified as well so the opportunity for anything untoward is greatly reduced and can be picked up on very quickly.
Finally, there are no excuses and few opportunities for any member of the PDA team to be unfair to a learner. Good practice models are followed when undertaking inductions and organising submission dates and specific changes due to the learners requirements are