The PDA in Workplace Assessment Using Direct and Indirect Methods will develop your knowledge and skills in preparing for, planning and carrying out assessment of individuals in the workplace.
You will use direct methods such as observation, examination of work products (both created and not created at the time of observation) and questioning. You may also be involved in authenticating indirect evidence such as discussion with candidates, testimony of others (witnesses), examination of candidate statements, assessment of candidates in simulated environments, recognition of prior learning (RPL), otherwise known as the accreditation of prior achievement (APA).
This award provides you with the skill set and qualifications to assess, within their own subject area, so your candidates may gain certification of competence.
Part Time (structured): work-based
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.
This PDA will be studied as part of ongoing staff training to allow you to support staff studying on VQ programmes.
Students may wish to progress to the PDA in Internal Verification of Workplace Assessment.
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
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