The Guide to Assessor as a Career

The Guide to Assessor as a Career

1827 views | Emma | 27-01-2023

An assessor is a person who specialises in their particular subject and is in charge of evaluating their students' progress. In education and training, an assessor confirms that the student can meet the requirements for a specific qualification. Assessors determine whether or not a student has accomplished the required level of knowledge and competence in a given topic or subject. 

Assessor Responsibility

An assessor has to observe, reinforce and steer the students through their vocational qualifications. Assessors must collect evidence for analysis and review the abilities of their students. They ensure that the students are at the required level to pass their course and receive their qualifications.

Planning:

An assessor should start the assessment process by laying down the groundwork:

  • Determine the points of assessment.
  • Choose the type of assessment, i.e., formal assessment or informal assessment.
  • Comply with regulatory guidelines.
  • Assessment should be pre-planned, and students should be informed beforehand.

Assessment:

How to carry out the actual assessment:

  • Observing and evaluating students in an educational or training environment or a workplace.
  • Individual evaluation and peer evaluation.
  • Checking the portfolios of students.
  • Providing feedback and advice.
  • Recording the student's progress immaculately.
  • Self-assessing if all requirements are fulfilled.

Assessor Qualifications

ELN offers a variety of courses for assessors. We aim to provide industries with high-class trainers as well as qualified assessors. 

To become an assessor following qualifications, we offer the following online Assessor courses:

  • Workplace Assessor (AOC)
  • Classroom Assessor (AVS)
  • Lead Assessor Course (CAVA)

For anyone who is not becoming an assessor but is planning to gain knowledge on the subject, we offer a Theory only unit: Assessor Unit 1- Understanding Assessment.

For detailed information regarding our assessor courses, check out Level 3 Assessment courses online.

Assessor Job and Salary

The assessor is an expert in their field; they are there to measure and help with the learning and training. Career and pay as an assessor can differ depending on your sector and experience level.

Some assessor jobs and salary examples are listed below:

  • Early Years Assessor                           {Salary: £23000- £30000 annually}
  • Social Care assessor                           {Salary: £20- £25 per hour}
  • Assessor in Beauty and Hairdressing  {Salary: £26,745 - £30,100 annually}
  • Construction Assessor                         {Salary: £150 - £300 a day}
  • Mechanical Trainer/Assessor               {Salary: £31,000 - £37,000 annually}

What does an Assessor do - Assessment Cycle

Following the stages of the assessment cycle, the following is an example of a robust assessment process.

  • Initial assessment: Learn and confirm the information regarding your learners
  • Assessment planning: A good assessment plan will ensure that all parties involved are well-informed and prepared for the assessment.
  • Assessment activity: Using relevant approaches and activities, for example, observation, questioning, assignments or gathering appropriate evidence of competence. 
  • Assessment decision and feedback: Making a judgement of success or otherwise or allocating a grade and advising how to achieve a higher grade in the future.

Review progress and achievement and discuss other issues relevant to learning and assessment.

Conclusion

In assessment, there is always room for growth. Maintaining your subject expertise is essential for keeping students motivated and informed. You can keep your knowledge and skills current by evaluating awarding organisations and visiting their websites. It is vital to keep your evaluation skills and assessor qualifications up to date and your understanding so that your students benefit from your updated approach. Reflecting on your work and soliciting input from peers/employers will allow you to change course content, which will also benefit students. Bringing in industry professionals to prepare for the tests would also help keep students' skill sets up to date.

 

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