Roles & Responsibilities The Assessor is responsible for assessing the NVQ. The assessor works with the candidate in the following ways: Inducting the candidate into the NVQ and explaining what needs to be done Identifying any additional requirements Setting and modifying learning targets Planning assessments Undertaking a range of assessment activities Providing constructive feedback to the candidate concerning his or her competence and progress Recording assessments Reviewing progress
Ensuring that the candidate has submitted enough evidence to allow internal verfication to be carried out effectively Maintaining their own technical and vocational competencies in the areas which they are assessing Contributing to the quality assurance procedures within their departments http://www. ksspharmacy. nhs. uk/_folder6/page_3. shtml Assessor The assessor will judge the evidence of a candidate’s performance, knowledge and understanding against the units of competence in order to decide whether the candidate has demonstrated competence.
The assessor will have suitable and reliable experience and be trained and qualified as an NVQ assessor. The criteria for appointing assessors are set out in the section assessor and internal verifier requirements. An assessor may be a candidate’s line manager, a tutor at college, or someone specially appointed to this role. Assessments may also be carried out by a team of assessors. The roles of trainer and assessor are inextricably linked and may be carried out by the same person, however, training activities must be clearly separated from assessment and nly assessed evidence of competence should be presented as evidence towards the NVQ.