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This qualification is intended for those who assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in a workshop, classroom or other training environment rather than assessing competence in a work environment.
It includes the following assessment methods (although not all of these require performance evidence): assessments of the learner in simulated environments;
oral and written questions;
case studies; and
recognising prior learning.
There is no requirement for each unit to be assessed separately. Assessors are advised to adopt a holistic approach and, where possible, to use one activity as evidence for learning outcomes and assessment criteria for both units. For example, a professional discussion for the unit Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding (F/601/5319) might also provide evidence for the unit Understanding the principles and practices of assessment (D/601/5313). However, it is essential that evidence for the assessment criteria in each unit is identified individually.