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The need to establish an AQP arises from the development of an occupational qualification. A body that has the necessary credibility in the relevant constituency (industry/sector/profession) must be identified to manage External Integrated Summative Assessment by conducting the AQP functions listed above. Depending on their current functions and areas of expertise any of the following existing bodies may  be  appointed  as  Assessment  Quality  Partners  for  specific  occupations  or groups of occupations: Moderating Bodies Examining Bodies Professional Bodies Legislated Boards Occupational Associations Note: If there are no such bodies with a specific interest in the relevant occupation, a SETA o[...]

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Can a Moderator Assess or Train the same learners

Can a Moderator Train and Assess the Same Learners?

 

SAQA policy has often been interpreted as saying that a Moderator cannot facilitate and evaluate his own students’ assessments (be the “same person”). Others, however, would argue that the trainer is doing formative assessments in the classroom with the learner and is therefore doubling as an evaluator.

 

To resolve this puzzle, we looked at the definition of Formative and Summative assessments. OBET (Outcomes Based Education and Training) makes use of formative and summative assessments.

  • Formative assessment refers to assessment that takes place during the process of learning and teaching.
  • Summative assessment is assessment for making a judgment about achievement. This is carried out when a learner is ready to be

assessed at the end of a program of learning.

 

We then compared the two types of assessment process as below:

 

A formative assessment
• Is designed to support the teaching and learning process.
• Assists in planning further learning.
• Diagnoses the learner’s strength and weaknesses.
• Provides feedback to the learner on his/her progress.
• Helps measure a learner’s readiness to do a summative (or final) assessment.

  • Is developmental in nature.
    • Is not for the purpose of awarding credits/certificates.

 

A summative assessment

  • Usually occurs at the end of a learning program and would result in a qualification, unit standard, or part-qualification.
    • Is used to determine whether the learner is competent or not yet competent.
    • Usually occurs after a specified period of study, e.g. one year in knowledge- and inputs-based systems.
  • Is carried out when the assessor and the learner agree that the learner is ready for assessment

    In OBET, learner-readiness determines when assessments will take place. All formative activities/assessments completed in the class are presented to the Qualified Assessor who will assess these activities as part of his role and as part of the Assessment Process.

 

From the statements above the following is clear:
• Formative assessment is part of a preparation process, not an actual assessment process.
• You cannot award credits/competency certificates on formative assessments. It’s completed by a facilitator, not an assessor as required by the SAQA policy.
• Formative assessments are part of a process of preparation of the learner for assessment. The evaluator cannot use the facilitator’s comments as part of his assessment decision. They are a recommendation on the readiness of the learner before the assessment process start. The assessor will have to re-assess the formative activities and reach his or her own findings.
• Summative assessment is then the process where the qualified assessor looks at all the evidence (even the formative evidence provided by the trainer) and reaches his own decision.
• As per the SAQA POLICY, a SETA can add to any policy in order to meet additional ETQA requirements. So the only way this rule that a Trainer cannot be the Moderator can be applied is if a SETA mentions in its Moderation Policy that a Trainer cannot be the same person as the Moderator. No SETA can implement this rule if they do not officially include it in their policy.

 

Therefore, according to us, a Moderator and the Trainer can be the same person. It’s fair, valid, reliable and practicable because an independent person assesses the learner. The Moderator only confirms the assessment process was followed and the outcome was correct.

Responsibility of Learners

Responsibility of Learners

Work for the employer in order to gain workplace experience, but the work must be relevant to the specific qualification
Be available for and participate in all learning and work experience required by the learnership.
Comply with workplace policies and procedures.
Complete any timesheets or any written assessment tools supplied by the employer to record relevant workplace experience and
Attend all study periods and theoretical learning sessions with the training provider and undertake all learning conscientiously

Rights of Learners

Rights of Learners

To be educated and trained
To receive training in a suitable and accessible environment
Not to be discriminated against
To be treated in a dignified manner
To have access to the required resources
To receive training in terms of the learnership
To have his/her performance in training assessed and have access to the assessment results
To receive a certificate upon successful completion of the learnership
To raise grievances in writing with the SETA concerning any shortcomings in the training
To receive the full stipend without any deductions there from by the lead / host employer
To Full an accurate information on learning provision
to be represented if subjected to a disciplinary action

117865 Assist and Support Learners

117865 Assist and Support Learners

COURSE SUMMARY

COURSE SUMMARY

  • Short name:   Assist and Support Learners
  • Full description: 117865  Assist and support learners to manage their learning experiences
  • Accredited: Yes, ETDP SETA NQF Accredited
  • SETA: Education, Training, Development & Practices Sector Education & Training Authority (ETDP Seta)  www.etdpseta.org.za
  • NQF: 4 
  • Credits: 5
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Re-Assessment fees: None
  • Hidden fees: None
  • Recognition: Based on the National Qualifications Framework that is Nationally Accepted in South Africa
  • Success rate of learner: Our success rate for complete assignments and certified learners currently is estimated at 99%.
  • Short-cuts: We don’t take any short-cuts such as POE building in the class and follow all the guidelines stipulated by SAQA and the SETA.

BOOKINGS: Book online through our booking site www.coursesdirect.co.za here.

SUPPORTING STRUCTURES

Currently we have the following supporting structures in place for our members:

  • Telephone support.
  • Whatsapp –
    • Cell. 0825507946 Tel. 0867227014 English, Tel. 0318115749 English/Zulu.
  • Helpdesk – www.trainyoucansupport.co.za – 7 days a week (integrated email and sms notifications).
  • Members private forum with model answers to all  activities including JOB opportunities.
  • Check-out our reviews: www.trainyoucanreviews.co.za

BOOKINGS: Book online through our booking site www.coursesdirect.co.za here.

COURSE DETAIL

  •  This course is based on the Unit Standards 117865  – click here to read more
  • People credited with this unit standard are able to:
    • Source and maintain information to assist and support learners;
    • Provide assistance and support to learners;
    • Maintain records of assistance and support provided; and
    • Review support services.
  • Purpose of the course:
    • This Unit Standard will be useful to those who provide a basic level of support and assistance to learners about their learning and assessment needs.
  • Each learner will receive a learner guide and workbook during the contact session that will assist them with the building of their POE (Portfolio of Evidence).
  • Learner will receive full instruction from us before the course to assist with the preparation of the course. Where possible additional resources will be provided to learners who are not able to get there resources.
  • Learners are required to apply skills and knowledge obtained on the course in the workplace. As learners apply these skills, they produce evidence, which needs to be compiled into a portfolio of evidence (POE). This POE is submitted to Trainyoucan for assessment. Learners will receive a workbook and portfolio guide, which will guide them through the process. Any additional resources required will be provided by Trainyoucan to the learner, free of charge.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Training Manager
  • Mentors & Coaches
  • HR Persons
  • Managers who need to assess their staff
  • Persons with no formal experience of the SETA and the NQF
  • Recruitment Staff
  • Learning material developers looking to enhance their programmes
  • Anyone else who can benefit from assessment methodologies
  • New training providers applying for accreditation
  • Employers running learnerships

Also learners who study towards their ODETDP SETA Qualification. Click here for more detail

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ENROLMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in the learning area in which they will provide training. (Have scope or experience to train in a specific field.)
  • Minimum of 14 days workplace experience in training or facilitation. (part time or full time)
  • Basic communication skills (English = reading and writing skills on a NQF level 4 (Grade 12 or equal))
  • Able to attend the contact session and any of our workshops offered.
  • Access to email and where possible to the internet for research.

Learner preparation for the contact session (Classroom Training)

a) COMPULSORY:

  • Attending the full contact session. (Classroom Session)
  • Copy of ID and CV for registration purposes. (Indicating previous workplace experience)
  • Pen and paper.
  • A4 lever arch file.

b) OPTIONAL: (Not required but for those who want to start with the research)

  • Laptop, I-Apple, I-Pot or I-Orange : Please bring! We will provide FREE WIFI Spot.
  • Internet access to view additional support on our Forum

How do we comply with the Unit Standards and Credits

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PROCESS FLOW  for the TRAIN THE TRAINER or FACILITATORS course.

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ACCREDITATION AND QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK

The criteria for the accreditation of training providers define a number of requirements that include:

  • Administrative procedures and record keeping and policies.
  • Management review
  • Authorization of affiliates
  • Tutor selection, training and performance review
  • Issuance of training certificates
  • Learner Support
  • Delivery, Assessment and Moderation practices

NOTE: There are basically two different types of accreditation:

  1. The training provider or the institute must be accredited by a SETA. “ETQA” (Their offices, policies and procedures. This can be any SETA = does not matter what type of courses they offer.)
  2. Each learning programme or qualification is accredited with the relevant SETA “ETQA” who is responsible for this programme. Also note that the word “accreditation” does not mean they SETA accredited. It must say “NQF Accredited”.

How to confirm that you are not caught in a SCAM!

Before you can start with any course you should ask the following questions:

  • Is the course accredited and with what SETA? (Phone the SETA and ask to speak to the ETQA Manager or check their website for detail.
  • What is the process and duration from start to completion?
  • Are there any additional fees for support to re-submission?
  • Entry Requirements? Do you charge for registration and why?
  • What discount can I get if I do more courses with your institute?
  • What after support and resources to you offer?
  • Can you provide a list of references or reviews of learners who completed these courses before?
  • Is this course even the correct course for what I’m trying to do?