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1 Assessor and Internal Verifier Brief January 2006 Presented by WO1 (SSM) Mark Furr Quality Assurance Co-ordinator Chief Internal Verifier External Verifier City & Guilds

2 The Continuous Professional Development Centre Defence Food Services School (Army) Fresh thinking, Sustained focus & Partnership.

3 The Role of the QAC To ensure the compliance and effective quality delivery of Government and Awarding Body guidelines concerning work based learning delivery and vocational award completions accredited to the Centre. This includes the management of verifiers, assessors and candidate learners, both funded and un-funded, throughout the Chef CEG and the Land Army.

4 The Role of the Internal Verifier Manages assessors within his/her area. Provides training and CPD for assessors. Confirms assessor decisions by verification. Ensures that he/she remains current with relevant awards and contributes to the QA measures dictated by the CPD Centre. Maintains self assessment data, candidate and assessor database and sampling plan for area. Hosts ALI, EV, and QAC audits and inspections.

5 The Role of The Assessor To conduct inductions or introductions to awards. To support candidates throughout their award. Maintain records appropriately. Maintain integrity of assessments and work towards NVQ. Remain current.

6 Your actions could incur a sanction and prevent the CPD Centre from functioning. ! Your actions could incur a sanction and prevent the CPD Centre from functioning. ! You are responsible for your assessors or and candidates within your area. Ensure you and others are complying with the guidelines.

7 Learning Skills Council Funding Main focus is to provide frameworks, ages 16-24. Currently 3 age groups.16-18, 19-21, 22+ Government funds provided for Framework only 2005/06. 12 week reviews are LSC requirement for funding. Money from funding used to provide resources and ensures CPD function.

8 2005 NVQ Achievements

9 Monthly Achievements 2005

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11 Increases or Decreases 2005 against 2004 Level 2 - 42% increase in completions (+72). Level 3 - 163% increase in completions (+69). Assessors awards - 1% drop in completions (-1). V1 award - 28% drop in completions (-2).

12 Outstanding Level 2 Portfolios Methodology in line with new standards to enable swift and appropriate completion. 31 March 2006 – Deadline for completions. Brigades & Unit Commanders will be informed.

13 Objectives for 2005 60 Framework Enrolments. Re-development of A1, L3 and L2 NVQ awards. Completion of 250 funded Level 2 NVQ awards. A successful ALI inspection, Grade 2s+. Increased IV and assessor understanding and pro-activity.

14 Objectives Met in 2006. 69 Framework Enrolments. Re-development of V1, A1, L3 and L2 NVQ awards. Completion of 243 Level 2 NVQ awards. Increased IV and assessor understanding and pro-activity.

15 ALI Inspection Success We achieved a successful ALI inspection, Grade 2s in Area of Learning and Leadership and Management. Grade 1 in Quality Improvement. Only 2% of all Centres covering all Schemes achieved Grade 1. Named as one of the best Work based learning providers in the country.

16 ALI Inspection Weaknesses in Area of Learning: Some slow progress of Level 2 learners Short term targets to be better (reviews) Weaknesses in Leadership and Management: None

17 12 Week Reviews and SOP s In line with recommendations of ALI. Same form but expanded. Brigade involvement. SOPs written to assist. Crucial for funding. Phone if unsure (94 222 3011).

18 The New Level 2 Award Reduced bureaucracy. Reduced workload by at least 60%. One stop shop. Easy to use. Merged with the Chef Class 3-2 upgrade. NVQ now linked to promotion eligibility. 14 units instead of 11 but…………..

19 Upgrades and Old Standards How to compile the documentation: NVQ completed but not the upgrade. Upgrade completed but not the NVQ. No NVQ completed and no upgrade completed. How do we compile the upgrade now? Only the necessary pages as discussed at the seminar. Old Standards – How can we complete these now? New methodology and mapping to Unit menu cycle.

20 Level 3 Award Increase in completions and understanding. Evidence provision – It must be yours! Resources to aid assessors on the toolkit. More courses if demanded. 2 books – Standards & Matrixes. Methodology has earned one learner a highly commended award in Medals for Excellence.

21 The Assessor Award (A1) Now using City & Guilds logbook. Much simpler to complete. No more A2 awards as they are combined in the A1. Eligibility is Level 3 qualified. 18 months maximum to complete. 1 level 2 candidate and 2 level 3 candidates preferred. The Assessor Toolkit. Assessor records. No excuses.

22 V1 Award Changed to City & Guilds logbook. 18 months to complete. A big commitment. The rewards. The IV Toolkit 2006. Other resources.

23 Audits, Inspections, Seminars and Visits External verifier audits, (Schedule released in February 06). QAC audits, (Schedule released on Monday). Workshops, area or unit specific, (As requested). IV/Assessor seminar 3 times a year, (Northern Ireland, Mainland UK and Germany). Steering Group for Div / Area representatives.

24 Other Issues 2006 NVQ Awards Dinner – 26 Sep 06. Senior Awards. Nominations for City & Guilds Medals for Excellence. Assessor Toolkit, Laptops, Dictaphones. Internal Verifier Toolkit 2006. Completions, Completions, Completions! Key Skills. More Level 3 Courses.

25 The Centres Core Values Are: Learners 1 st Ownership Integrity Support / Resources Openness Teamwork

26 Any Questions?


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