Assessor, Moderator & Facilitator

Assessor

This programme is intended for those who assess people for their achievement of learning outcomes in terms of specified criteria using pre-designed assessment instruments.  By the end of this programme given the assessment tools, methodologies and performance requirements, you will be able to conduct an effective outcomes based assessment using all relevant principles in accordance with Emergence Learning Academy.

The following unit standards are linked to this programme:

  • 114924 – Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework at Level 5 (5 credits)
  • 115753 – Conduct outcomes-based assessment at Level 5 (15 credits)
  • 15221 – Provide information and advice regarding skills development and related issues at Level 5 (4 credits)

Duration:

This short learning programme is presented over a period of 3 days and the learner will be required to submit a workplace project (Portfolio of Evidence) over a period of 2 months.

Who Should Attend This Course?

  • Managers
  • Trainers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Facilitators
  • Coaches
  • Work Place Assessors

Learning assumed to be in place

The credit calculation is based on the assumption that those starting to learn towards this unit standard have no previous assessment experience. It is assumed, though, that the candidate-assessors have evaluative expertise within the area of learning in which they intend to assess.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the outcomes-based approach to education and training;
  • Describe the National Qualifications Framework;
  • Describe and explain standards;
  • Describe and explain national qualifications;
  • Develop a broad plan for implementing the NQF within an organisation;
  • Demonstrate understanding of outcomes-based assessment;
  • Prepare for assessments;
  • Conduct assessments;
  • Provide feedback on assessments;
  • Review assessments;
  • Provide information related to skills development, including relevant legislation, learning and assessment;
  • Advise an organisation concerning the alignment of skills development practices to the information provided; and
  • Advise on the promotion of skills development.

Training Methods

This training programme may be presented in the following methods:

  • Face-to-face
  • Distance Learning

Assessment

The learners will be required to complete a Portfolio of Evidence consisting of evidence generated in class as well as the practical workplace application

  • A diagnostic assessment will be conducted to determine the learners understanding of outcomes based assessment, the principles and process.
  • Formative assessment will be conducted in the form of individual activities, group activities and/or self-assessments. A specific scoring system is given for each activity.
  • Summative assessment consists of a knowledge test (questionnaire) and a practical workplace assignment.
Moderator Training

This short learning programme is aimed at those who conduct internal or external moderation of outcomes-based assessments. The assessments could be in terms of outcomes defined in a number of documents, including but not limited to unit standards, exit level outcomes, assessment standards, curriculum statements and qualifications.

Those who have achieved this unit standard will be able to moderate assessments in terms of the relevant outcome statements and quality assurance requirements. The candidate-moderator will be able to use the prescribed Quality Assurance procedures in a fair, valid, reliable and practical manner that is free of all bias and discrimination, paying particular attention to the three groups targeted for redress: race, gender and disability.

This four-day programme is directly aligned to the unit standard: Conduct Moderation of Outcomes Based Assessments – SAQA ID: 115759, NQF Level: 6

On successful completion of this program, learners will be awarded 10 national credits

Learning assumed to be in place

It is to be assumed that the learner has completed the following unit standards:

  • SAQA US ID: 114924 – Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework
  • SAQA US ID: 115753 – Conduct outcomes-based assessment
  • SAQA US ID: 15221 – Provide information and advice regarding skills development and related issues

Learning Outcomes

  • To moderate practices in the context of an outcomes-based assessment system;
  • To plan and prepare for Moderation;
  • To conduct Moderation;
  • To advise and support assessors;
  • To report, record and administer the moderation; and
  • To review moderation systems and processes.

Training Methods

This training programme may be presented in the following methods:

  • Face-to-face
  • Distance Learning

Assessment

The learners will be required to complete a Portfolio of Evidence consisting of evidence generated in class as well as the practical workplace application.

  • A diagnostic assessment will be conducted to determine the learners understanding of moderation.
  • Formative assessment will be conducted in the form of individual activities, group activities and/or self-assessments. A specific scoring system is given for each activity and constitutes 5% of the final judgement.
  • Summative assessment consists of a knowledge test (questionnaire) and a practical workplace assignment. The knowledge questionnaire contains its own scoring system and constitutes 25% and the practical moderation assignment constitutes 70% of the overall summative assessment. The practical assignment consists of an actual Moderation that must be conducted by the candidate moderator on at least two sets of real assessment material for the same standards and at least six assessor decisions using the templates and resources provided.
Facilitator Training

This short 2 day programme teaches learners how to facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies.

This skills programme will provide recognition for those who facilitate or intend to facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies. On successful completion of this program, learners will be awarded 10 national credits

Organisations get things done when people do their jobs effectively. To make things happen, people need to be well trained. This requires:

  1. Identifying the needs of the organisation, and the individual;
  2. Designing and selecting appropriate training to meet those needs; and
  3. Delivering that training and assessing how effective the training is.

Effective Leaders are convinced that training plays a critically important role in current performance and future prosperity.

Course Outcomes

  • Develop and/or enhance your training and facilitation skills;
  • Understand the planning process;
  • Discover the benefits of good structure in a training programme;
  • Realise the importance of evaluation;
  • Deliver presentations;
  • Deliver & facilitate group learning; and
  • Review training and development.

It is also a fact that providing training to staff members assists in attracting, developing and retaining quality staff for your organisation.

During this course delegates learn new skills that will enhance and ensure the transfer of knowledge in the workplace where it can be measured and evaluated against set and expected outcomes.

Concepts and Principles Covered in the Facilitator Training Programme

The following knowledge is embedded within the unit standard, and will be assessed directly or implicitly through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the assessment criteria:

  • The sector and workplace skills plan along with methods for evaluating learning and facilitation;
  • At least three methodologies for facilitating learning;
  • Strategies, techniques and activities for using the kinds of support materials and/or equipment appropriate to facilitation methodologies;
  • Psychology of group dynamics;

Outcomes-based approach to learning;

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