The NVQ Assessor and Verifier Handbook: A Practical Guide to Units A1, A2 and, Volume 1

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2004 - Education - 208 pages
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'...the plain English guide to the assessment process with excellent examples. I am sure this book will be the standard guide for many years to come.'

- Alistair Graham, Former Chairman, Training and Development Lead Body

'...the content now reflects the increased demands of the standards and the greater profile that assessment and verification has, compared to then.'

- David Morgan, Director of Marketing and Communications, Employment National Training Organisation

A best-seller, first published 10 years ago as The NVQ and GNVQ Assessor Handbook, this third edition of an essential book remains a user-friendly, jargon-free guide.

All those involved in the assessment of candidates working towards national qualifications require accreditation themselves. Fully revised and in line with the new Learning and Development standards, this highly regarded book provides the fundamental information, practical advice and background knowledge for anyone wishing to obtain the assessor, or internal verifier qualifications. Contents include:

the context of NVQ quality assurance

overview of key changes affecting the assessment and verification of NVQs

knowledge assessment for assessors and internal verifiers

requirements for assessors using a range of methods and observational assessors

requirements for internal verifiers

assessment and internal verification in practice

tips for candidates

The NVQ Assessor and Verifier Handbook illustrates how to perform efficiently, by giving practical advice on the assessor and verifier awards to both candidates and trainers.


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The Background to NVQs and to the Assessor
The Organizations Involved in the Development and Delivery
Procedures Knowledge and Skills Needed
The Processes Involved in Assessing NVQs and ShortMini
Key Roles in the NVQ Assessment Process
Assessment and Verification in Practice
Assess Candidates Performance through
Conduct Internal Quality Assurance of
A Guide for Al A2 and VI Candidateassessors
Tips for a Stressfree Process for Demonstrating Your
Quality assurance of your evidence
The NVQ Code of Practice Tariff of Sanctions
Frequently asked questions from the Employment
Employment National Training Organisation Learning
Supporting Materials

Conduct External Quality Assurance

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About the author (2004)

Jenny Tucker was a Senior Lecturer in Training and Development at Sheffield College and is currently an independent consultant. Much of her experience comes from being an external verifier, working in NVQ centres and from assessment projects in Poland, Lithuania and Eire.

Ros Ollin is a Principal Lecturer in Post-Compulsory Education and Training at the University of Huddersfield.

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