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Unit L&d9di Sqa Scqf Level 8 Assess Workplace Competence Using Direct And Indirect Methods

About this course

Practical Content 70% Theoretical Content 30%


Classroom 2 days

Work environment required following the two days classroom teaching in order to generate the required evidence and experience.

Minimum 2 Week, Maximum 18 Months

Target Audience

Anyone within an organization whose role requires them to assess the performance of others. The course is also aimed at those who require an understanding of the role of assessment within a Competence Standard System. This is a competence-based qualification; therefore this course is for individuals who will undertake the post-course work to achieve their award.


Course Aims

To allow candidates to understand the key requirements and components of a Competence Standard System and to realize their part, as an Assessor, within this process. To give the candidates the required skill and knowledge to enable them to produce an evidence portfolio, of real assessments, carried out in their place of work or in a training environment. This Portfolio of Evidence will then be assessed and on successful completion, the candidate will receive their Assessor Qualification.

Course Content               

  • Standards of Competence
  • Assessment Strategies
  • Assessor role and responsibilities
  • The Assessment Process:
  • Planning for Assessments
  • Evaluating Evidence
  • Making and justifying Assessment Decisions
  • Giving Feedback to Candidates
  • Quality Assurance Measures
  • The People Issues
  • Constructing and maintaining an Assessor CPD log (now a formal condition of maintaining Assessor status)
  • Assistance and guidance on how to construct a Portfolio of Evidence
  • Professional Discussion

Location of Delivery & Course Requirements

This qualification can be delivered at ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy or alternatively any location in the UK or overseas country. 2 Days Classroom Training includes:

  •  Presentation, Trainer-led discussion, group exercises and group discussion.
  • Trainee Assessor must compile a portfolio of evidence to satisfy the awarding body criteria
  • To achieve this qualification the assessor candidate must assess the competence of two candidates on two separate occasions in their place of work using a set of recognised standards provided by the candidate’s employer. At least one of these assessments must be observed by the ASET SQA Approved Lead assessor.
  • Review meetings conducted with the ASET SQA Approved Lead assessor and the trainee assessor to authenticate the ongoing portfolio of evidence.
  • Final meeting for summative assessment of portfolio of evidence.


  • Upon completion of Portfolio of evidence and at least one observation of an assessment carried out by the trainee assessor in the workplace and when the trainee assessor is deemed competent the candidate will receive an SQA Assessor certificate.
  • The trainee assessor will be registered and certified through SQA who are the Awarding Body for this award. Units are endorsed by lifelong learning UK, LLUK.

Minimum Qualification/Experience

Instructor/Supervisor or Competent Technician with the relevant experience.

Min/Max Delegates


Additional costs:

  • One assessment by an ASET lead Assessor in the workplace (not including travel & accommodation if required): £600+VAT
  • Interim assessment of portfolio: £200+VAT
  • Final verification of portfolio: £300+VAT



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Excellent course with realistic situations. Great use of feedback after excercises.

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

Lecturer was very thorough throughout course. Enjoyed having the chance to improve original skills and learn from an experienced person

Sean Burrows
Quick Flange UK

This course has given me a lot more understanding of pressure testing and will be very useful in the future

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

Instructors were very knowledgeable and good training. Very good practical training

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

Excellent facilities, excellent support from ASET team, would recommend ASET without hesitation

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

The lecturer was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with the course content as well as providing lots of good information above and beyond the requirements which gave me an insight into the world of DP

Sam Wood
Gulfmark UK Ltd

Great course, valuable lessons learned. The experience and knowledge shared is of great benefit

Alan Maclean
Dolphin Drilling Personnel Pte Ltd

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Very happy with this course, it has brought up my level of understanding

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK

Really good set up in this course and exceeded my original expectations. Will definitely recommend to others. Training and coaching was second to none and more importantly realistic

Darren Honeyman
Talisman Sinopec Energy Uk Ltd

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Although being apprehensive about attending the course, I was made to feel at ease and enjoyed the overall experience. I would not hesitate to recommend to others

Roger Murray
Petrojarl Floating Production (uk) Ltd

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

Great course especially the simulator. Good that the lecturer has past and ongoing practical experience

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

Course very informative, Lecturer knowledgeable and professional with effective means of imparting knowledge

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Thoroughly enjoyed this course, it has been extremely useful and I will take all of the learning back to my own facilities. Materials and environment were all excellent as were the ASET team

Warren O’Neill
BG Group


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