Unit Standard 115759

About the course

This workshop is designed for the in-house Assessor who will assess people for their achievement of learning outcomes. The workshop combines Gray Training’s many years of local and international experience in assessment and their skills as the best facilitators in South Africa.

Assessment can be stressful – for the assessor as well as for the candidate. The best assessors remain calm – whatever the situation – and are able to ensure that candidates receive the best possible opportunity to present themselves for assessment. This takes skill and practice – both of which you will have on this course. You will learn how to conduct a fair assessment, and how to manage the feedback and briefing sessions with the candidate professionally.

But assessors also need a firm foundation of knowledge to support their new skills. During your two workshop days, you’ll have the opportunity to step back and place the often confusing language of assessment into perspective. You’ll make sense of the complex processes supporting assessment, and the key principles of assessment and you’ll leave with insight, understanding and expertise, ready to begin the process of transferring this important skill into the workplace.

Unit Standards

This workshop meets all the outcomes of unit standard 115753, Conduct outcomes-based Assessment. This unit standard is set at NQF 5 and earns 15 credits, covering the following outcomes:


The course begins before the starting date when you receive a pre-reading pack of self-paced learning material. This pack contextualises the SAQA and SETA structures and their intent in setting up the whole assessment NQF and its assessment systems.

The start of the workshop highlights the fundamentals that you learned in the pre-reading pack. On this foundation, you will build an understanding of the importance of outcomes-based learning and assessment and how it compares with other forms of learning and assessment. Next you’ll have the opportunity to investigate the opportunities offered by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - and the difficulties that can trap you in its implementation.

The emphasis then shifts to the assessment process. You will have the opportunity to view a real assessment – an opportunity to observe the many interactions that you will have with a candidate during a live assessment. Next all the paperwork of assessment is introduced. You will learn how the assessment plan, the performance and knowledge checklists and other key documents in the assessment guide form a network of support for the learner and the assessor – and how they protect all the parties in an assessment from unfair practices.

The rest of the workshop gives you time and space to practise the skills of assessment in a series of structured exercises. You’ll leave with a deep understanding of how to perform valid, reliable and objective assessments - fairly.

Post Course

The post course assignment leads you through the implementation of each outcome required by the standard. You’ll present your material in a Portfolio of Evidence for assessment by our qualified assessors. You have 3 months in which to submit the Portfolio of Evidence.

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