Assessment Methods In Health And Social Care Essay

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Lynn Cox Assignment 7 State the different assessment methods available and explain the ones you would use for your subject area, including reference to initial assessment. State the types of assessment records you would complete and why. A variety of assessment methods are used within the NVQ Childcare courses I teach and assess. As an assessor, observation is the best method of assessment and within the Level 2 course lot’s of evidence for performance is collected this way. Directly witnessing a learner’s competence gives good proof of interaction and communication skills, ability to work with children and adults, familiarity of setting etc. Other forms of assessment are learners own statements/diaries/reflective accounts, of which they record events that have taken place and they have been involved in, witness testimonies from managers/supervisors/colleagues who are occupationally competent, which again record performance. Evidence of…show more content…
Learners are encouraged to discuss with their assessors any prior learning they have gained, this could be in-house training or learning they have gained on a specific training course i.e. First Aid. This will be accepted as evidence provided it was achieved within the timescale of, or the 12 months before, they began their qualification. This area of evidence collection is recorded on a Dictaphone and downloaded onto a CD of which a copy is put in the learners file. This gives a clear audit trail for assessors, internal and external verifiers. Assessment for learning begins at induction where Initial Assessments are undertaken to
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