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1 Management MA An introduction Keith Parker External Verifier Core Skills

2 There are said to be around 63m mobile phones in the UK 16.5 million households have internet access in the UK

3 The Advancement of Communication Technology

4 Advancing Information Technology

5 Numeracy

6 Core Skills Assessment of the Numeracy & ICT Core Skill The types of evidence that would be suitable Ideas for linking evidence requirements with the SVQs in Management The SQA support materials available Checking whether candidates already have Core Skills

7 Assessment of the Numeracy & ICT Core Skill for Management MA Assessor Requirements have a thorough understanding of the STANDARDS for management and leadership at the level(s) of the SVQs they are seeking to assess AND THE Core Skills

8 Modern Apprenticeship in Management Level 3: Competency Based Qualification SVQ 3 in Management Core Skills Additional S\NVQ Units/Qualifications/Training ONE mandatory enhancement must be achieved One core skill at a higher level an option

9 The Core Skills Part... Communication at SCQF 5 Working With Others at SCQF 5 Problem Solving at SCQF 5 Information and Communication Technology at SCQF 4* Numeracy at SCQF 4* *ICT and Numeracy are required to be separately certificated

10 Modern Apprenticeship in Management Level 4 Competency Based Qualification SVQ in Management at SCQF Level 9 Core Skills Additional S\NVQ Units/Qualifications/Training ONE mandatory enhancement must be achieved

11 The Core Skills Part... Communication at SCQF 6 Working With Others at SCQF 6 Problem Solving at SCQF 6 Information and Communication Technology at SCQF 5* Numeracy at SCQF 6 *ICT required to be separately certificated

12 Assessment for Great news......when separate Core Skills Certification is needed it is one level less Strange but true....

13 Assessment for For the Numeracy and ICT Core Skills The approach should be holistic, focusing on the entire Core Skill Evidence can be collected from various tasks - but this increases the assessment burden

14 Assessment for Combine Core Skills with SVQ Units. Identify common evidence Evidence may be generated by the SVQ, even if it is not required for the SVQ assessment Look for natural performance where possible.

15 Assessment Assessment requirements Candidates must produce work effectively -Performance equal to that expected in the workplace, even if the candidates are performing tasks set by you

16 The Evidence Gathering evidence Gather written/printed evidence produced by the candidates. You may wish instead to observe the candidates and use oral questioning. This requires you to create and complete a record of questions asked and candidate responses.

17 The evidence What evidence is needed?

18 The Evidence Enough - a sample which reflects the candidates ability to perform the task For which you have used your professional judgement to make a decision that the candidate has achieved the standards. (Tasks)

19 The Evidence The EV requires an assessor to show why they have been able to confirm competence (not every piece of work the candidate has ever produced)

20 Evidence for CORE SKILLS provide examples of the actual Assessment materials that you use to confirm that the TASKS have been done.

21 Evidence The assessment approaches for Core Skills and the qualifications, need to be as flexible as possible, to make the most of opportunities that arise from technological advances.

22 An ICT EXAMPLE

23 The TASKS - ICT SCQF 4 Task 1: Performing ICT operations Carry out ICT activities related to their work which involve straightforward operations.

24 Task 1: Performing ICT operations use at least one type of applications software These activities will each follow the classic pattern of entering, processing and outputting data. Ideally, the applications should be used by the candidates routinely in their workplace.

25 Task 1: Performing ICT operations Candidates have to show ability in interacting with the operating system. An appropriate single software application can be used Otherwise, two or three applications can be used by the candidates

26 Generating Evidence If candidates do not routinely use applications software...you must ensure that they are familiar with applications chosen by you. The candidates must be able to select and launch the correct application for their task.

27 Task Task 2: Processing information Carry out a range of straightforward ICT activities related to their work which involve using at least one software application.

28 Task Task 3: Finding information Use ICT to locate information relevant to their work. A range of sources will be used and search techniques and search criteria employed.

29 Task Task 4: Keeping information safe Demonstrate safe practice in using ICT to handle information. Where is your password

30 The Evidence Remember you should try to identify naturally-occurring opportunities for assessment where possible.

31 The Evidence Where will it be? Is it like buried treasure waiting to be found?

32 The Evidence Could be within the Management Standards. - so that is the first place to look. A level 3 unit: E1. Manage a budget – might involve ICT and some Numeracy

33 The Evidence A level 4 unit A2. Manage your own resources and professional development

34 What Evidence could you use ? Interactive e-learningInteractive e-learning : which is rich in activities, graphics, audio materials and opportunities for reflection. Could use as part of the evidence needed for Core Skills ICT and link into a candidates own development

35 SQA Support Materials Found in the Assessment Support Packs to illustrate to candidates the type of materials that could be used to generate evidence to help identify the type, amount and complexity of evidence to help you to identify / create an assessment task as an off-the-shelf assessment (if you must)

36 Retaining Evidence When assessing by observation, you must keep a detailed checklist. All evidence, whether produced by the candidate or a record made by the Assessor, must be, signed and dated by the Assessor.

37 The Evidence Look for opportunities for meeting the Unit standards these should be built into the assessment process An Assessment plan can help

38 Assessment Plan ICT (SCQF Level 4) Candidate: ___________________________________ Task to be assessed: ____________________________________________ Proposed date of assessment: _____________________________________ Proposed method of assessment Tick / Notes Assignment or project Observed performance Witness testimony Written questions Oral questioning Product evaluation, eg, written document Previous evidence Other evidence

39 Evidence RECORD AND RETAIN THE EVIDENCE

40 Documentation required An Assessment checklist Your own or use the SQA Assessment Support Pack Documentation A Summary checklist on which the Assessor confirms all tasks have been covered to a suitable standard.

41 Assessment Checklist ICT (SCQF Level 4) Task 2: Processing information Task 2: Carry out simple ICT activities related to your work which involve using menu-based applications software. Candidate Name:____________ Date:______ EvidenceAssessor initials & date Comments Selected application software suitable for the task Entered, edited, processed and output data

42 Summary Checklist ICT (SCQF Level 4) Candidate Name:______________________________________ TaskDate achieved 1 Performing ICT operations 2 Processing information 3 Finding information 4 Keeping information safe Assessor signatureDate

43 Where can you get help? The Assessment Support Packs All available on the SQA Web site They Provide - Documentation and Exemplars

44 The SQA WEB SITE Core Skills Assessment Support Pack What type are you looking for? NQ Core Skills Unit Specifications and ASPs Workplace Core Skills Unit Specifications and ASPsWorkplace Core Skills Unit Specifications and ASPs (available from the Accreditation section of this website

45 Other potential help The SQA secure Web Site Exemplars are provided - you could take a look at the NQ Units as these can also give ideas for the Workplace Core Skills.

46 Other help

47 Dont forget to check the Core Skills PROFILE The candidate may have Core Skills

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49 Assessment of the Numeracy & ICT Core Skill The types of evidence that would be suitable Ideas for linking evidence requirements with the SVQs in Management The SQA support materials available Checking whether candidates already have Core Skills

50 Crucial to the workplace and to life and learning generally


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