Assessor

What is verification?

Verification is a process of validating learner achievements and ensuring compliance to SAQA certification criteria. It is a means of ensuring that two or more providers delivering the same unit standards and/or qualifications are assessing and moderating consistently to the same standard, using valid and approved assessment instruments, and meeting the national standard as registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Verification is sometimes referred to as “external moderation”.

During the course of verification the verifier checks on the processes and procedures used by the assessor and moderator while at the same time verifying the provider’s adherence to quality management principles in relation to training, assessment and moderation. The onus is on the provider to ensure compliance with legislative requirements for the assessment, moderation, verification and certification of learners and to ensure all unit standards and qualifications being used are up to date and current.

Verification is a means of checking and validating the accuracy of information on learner results before certification of results is authorised. Verification of learner achievements for individual unit standards and full qualifications is conducted and managed by the various Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA’s).
During verification a provider will be required to produce some quality management documents or other forms of evidence as a means of verification of the information provided.

The verification may differ between SETA’s but will usually include the following

    Review, evaluate and verify the implementation of policies and procedures

 

    Evaluate implementation by comparing actual evidence provided to ensure it meets the requirements of the rules of evidence

 

    Review and evaluate moderation and assessment policies and procedures

 

    Ensure the assessment instruments meet the unit standards and/or qualification outcomes and assessment criteria as originally approved by the ETQA

 

    Check on the delivery mode and notional hours

 

    Ensure entry level requirements are met and adhered

 

    Verify process of integration and that rules of combination are applied

 

    Validate the assessment decisions against the evidence requirements

 

    Check on the validity and currency of assessor and moderator registration

 

    Check on learner registrations and sufficiency of learner records

 

    Observe assessment and moderation where and when applicable

 

    Review and evaluate record systems

The SETA’s appoint registered constituent verifiers to conduct verifications on their behalf. The verifier will normally conduct the verification visit at the provider’s premises. During this visit the verifier will want to have access to all completed assessments and or POE’s for all learners assessed and not just those who have been moderated. The verifier may do spot checks to ensure compliance and not just check those POE’s moderated. In addition the verifier will require access to various quality management documents and systems as outlined previously.

The SETA’s have a responsibility to ensure the verification is conducted within an acceptable time period and without unnecessary delays. Similarly the certification window should be opened as soon as possible following receipt of the verification report so that final results of all learner achievements can be uploaded and recorded. In this regard the provider must ensure that only results for learners included in the verification report are uploaded.
In this regard the SETA’s must ensure the have systems in place to upload endorsed learner achievements for qualifications to the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) at the intervals stipulated by SAQA.

In addition to conducting the verification the verifier carries a responsibility to provide support to providers where necessary. The support given should be both constructive and developmental and negative feedback should be avoided at all costs.

Verification is intended to be constructive and every effort must be made by verifiers to ensure open communication in relation to all aspects of the verification. Where problems are identified the verifier should discuss these with the provider and where possible propose possible solutions. The provider should feel comfortable enough to be able to discuss any problems or areas of concern with the verifier.

Verification should be seen to be developmental, especially in regard to emerging and Small Medium Micro Enterprise providers (SMME), who should be given advice and an opportunity to improve. For this reason verifiers should be qualified as such and should be in a position to offer such advice where necessary.
Following a verification visit the verifier will make a recommendation to the SETA to either endorse the learner results without conditions or to endorse with conditions which may need to be met by a specific date. The alternative decision of the verifier is not to endorse the learner results.
On completion of the verification visit the provider will be issued with a full report and feedback and this should include informing the provider of his or her right to appeal should he or she be unhappy with the outcome.

What is verification?

Verification is a process of validating learner achievements and ensuring compliance to SAQA certification criteria. It is a means of ensuring that two or more providers delivering the same unit standards and/or qualifications are assessing and moderating consistently to the same standard, using valid and approved assessment instruments, and meeting the national standard as registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Verification is sometimes referred to as “external moderation”.

During the course of verification the verifier checks on the processes and procedures used by the assessor and moderator while at the same time verifying the provider’s adherence to quality management principles in relation to training, assessment and moderation. The onus is on the provider to ensure compliance with legislative requirements for the assessment, moderation, verification and certification of learners and to ensure all unit standards and qualifications being used are up to date and current.

Verification is a means of checking and validating the accuracy of information on learner results before certification of results is authorised. Verification of learner achievements for individual unit standards and full qualifications is conducted and managed by the various Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA’s).
During verification a provider will be required to produce some quality management documents or other forms of evidence as a means of verification of the information provided.

The verification may differ between SETA’s but will usually include the following

    Review, evaluate and verify the implementation of policies and procedures

 

    Evaluate implementation by comparing actual evidence provided to ensure it meets the requirements of the rules of evidence

 

    Review and evaluate moderation and assessment policies and procedures

 

    Ensure the assessment instruments meet the unit standards and/or qualification outcomes and assessment criteria as originally approved by the ETQA

 

    Check on the delivery mode and notional hours

 

    Ensure entry level requirements are met and adhered

 

    Verify process of integration and that rules of combination are applied

 

    Validate the assessment decisions against the evidence requirements

 

    Check on the validity and currency of assessor and moderator registration

 

    Check on learner registrations and sufficiency of learner records

 

    Observe assessment and moderation where and when applicable

 

    Review and evaluate record systems

The SETA’s appoint registered constituent verifiers to conduct verifications on their behalf. The verifier will normally conduct the verification visit at the provider’s premises. During this visit the verifier will want to have access to all completed assessments and or POE’s for all learners assessed and not just those who have been moderated. The verifier may do spot checks to ensure compliance and not just check those POE’s moderated. In addition the verifier will require access to various quality management documents and systems as outlined previously.

The SETA’s have a responsibility to ensure the verification is conducted within an acceptable time period and without unnecessary delays. Similarly the certification window should be opened as soon as possible following receipt of the verification report so that final results of all learner achievements can be uploaded and recorded. In this regard the provider must ensure that only results for learners included in the verification report are uploaded.
In this regard the SETA’s must ensure the have systems in place to upload endorsed learner achievements for qualifications to the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) at the intervals stipulated by SAQA.

In addition to conducting the verification the verifier carries a responsibility to provide support to providers where necessary. The support given should be both constructive and developmental and negative feedback should be avoided at all costs.

Verification is intended to be constructive and every effort must be made by verifiers to ensure open communication in relation to all aspects of the verification. Where problems are identified the verifier should discuss these with the provider and where possible propose possible solutions. The provider should feel comfortable enough to be able to discuss any problems or areas of concern with the verifier.

Verification should be seen to be developmental, especially in regard to emerging and Small Medium Micro Enterprise providers (SMME), who should be given advice and an opportunity to improve. For this reason verifiers should be qualified as such and should be in a position to offer such advice where necessary.
Following a verification visit the verifier will make a recommendation to the SETA to either endorse the learner results without conditions or to endorse with conditions which may need to be met by a specific date. The alternative decision of the verifier is not to endorse the learner results.
On completion of the verification visit the provider will be issued with a full report and feedback and this should include informing the provider of his or her right to appeal should he or she be unhappy with the outcome.

Principles of Management

1. Principles of Management are Universal

    *Management principles are applicable to all kinds of organizations – business & non business.
    *They are applicable to all levels of management.
    *Every organization must make best possible use by the use of management principles.
    *Therefore, they are universal or all pervasive.

2. Principles of Management are Flexible

    *Management principles are dynamic guidelines and not static rules.
    *There is sufficient room for managerial discretion i.e. they can be modified as per the requirements of the situation.
    *Modification & improvement is a continuous phenomenon in case of principles of management.

3. Principles of Management have a Cause & Effect Relationship

    *Principles of management indicate cause and effect relationship between related variables.
    *They indicate what will be the consequence or result of certain actions. Therefore, if one is known, the other can be traced.

4. Principles of Management – Aims at Influencing Human Behavior

    *Human behavior is complex and unpredictable.
    *Management principles are directed towards regulating human behavior so that people can give their best to the organization.
    *Management is concerned with integrating efforts and harmonizing them towards a goal.
    *But in certain situations even these principles fail to understand human behavior.

5. Principles of Management are of Equal Importance

    *All management principles are equally important.
    *No particular principle has greater importance than the other.
    *They are all required together for the achievement of organizational goals.

Originally posted 2013-10-05 08:52:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

What is Motivation ?

Motivation is the word derived from the word ’motive’ which means needs, desires, wants or drives within the individuals. It is the process of stimulating people to actions to accomplish the goals. In the work goal context the psychological factors stimulating the people’s behaviour can be –

    *desire for money
    *success
    *recognition
    *job-satisfaction
    *team work, etc

One of the most important functions of management is to create willingness amongst the employees to perform in the best of their abilities. Therefore the role of a leader is to arouse interest in performance of employees in their jobs. The process of motivation consists of three stages:-

A felt need or drive
A stimulus in which needs have to be aroused
When needs are satisfied, the satisfaction or accomplishment of goals.
Therefore, we can say that motivation is a psychological phenomenon which means needs and wants of the individuals have to be tackled by framing an incentive plan.

Originally posted 2013-10-05 08:52:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Re: Disability as a barrier

Policy implications and guidelines for addressing disability as a barrier

Learners who experience barriers to learning as a result of disability should be welcomed in ordinary school environments provided that the necessary support is in place for learners to achieve their full potential. Teams that include parents, teachers and other relevant professionals should establish the nature and extent of support needed by the learner. Below are a few examples of how the system could be modified or changed to meet different kinds of support that individual learners may require:

• Modified access to buildings e.g. ramps, adapted toilets and speaker systems in where applicable.
• Brailed signage on doorframes, passages and outbuildings.
• Enlarged print.
• Appropriate assistive devices e.g. Braillers, hearing aids, tape recorders, splints, adapted computers, wheelchairs, walkers, modified tricycles and standing frames.
• Therapeutic intervention.
• Learner based and learner paced teaching.

Originally posted 2013-10-06 00:03:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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