PDA Workplace Assessment Using Direct and Indirect Methods

Course Content

This course provides workplace assessors with the knowledge and skills to: successfully assess a learner's performance through observation and offer feedback on these decisions in line with the organisational and awarding body requirements; assessment preparation and planning to meet the needs of learners and the environment; judging evidence against agreed standards to make assessment decisions; providing feedback and support on your assessment decisions; contributing to the internal quality assurance process.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required to undertake this qualification. Applicants should be employed in a suitable job role with access to a minimum of two learners undertaking an appropriate award. Applicants must meet the occupational competence requirements of the qualification that they wish to assess and also be working in a training/assessing environment with a minimum of two learners working towards an S/NVQ qualification or a national unit. This qualification can be started at any point in the academic year.

Method of Assessment

Assessment will be conducted through the production of a portfolio cataloguing the learner's work.

Future Prospects

There are opportunities for assessors to operate within a variety of environments where S/NVQ programmes are provided.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date


  • SCQF Level


  • Duration


  • Subject Area

    Business & Administration

  • Course Fee


  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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