Dairy Farm Training

Assessor's Award

Dairy Farm Training
In Belfast City

Price on request
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Typology Short course
Location Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
  • Short course
  • Belfast city (Northern Ireland)

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities (1)
Where and when



Belfast City (County Antrim)
Unit 18, Dairy Farm Centre, Stewartstown Road,, BT17 OAW


On request

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Course programme


The A1 Award is appropriate for candidates if their role involves:

  • assessing candidates against agreed standards of competence using a range of assessment methods
  • giving candidates feedback on your assessment decisions
  • contributing to the internal quality assurance processes.

The A1 Award is made up of 4 elements each of which relates to a part of the assessment process.
The A1 Award requires the assessor to provide evidence of their competence to assess by a variety of methods and make effective contributions to the quality assurance process.

In order to achieve the A1 unit the activities which the assessor is likely to be involved in are as follows:

  • developing realistic plans for learning and assessment with candidates
  • understanding assessment requirements
  • planning the assessment process with candidates and the other people involved
  • helping candidates to meet the agreed assessment requirements
  • reviewing the candidate’s level of competence and identifying what they need to do to be fully competent
  • supporting candidates with different needs during your assessment
  • using a variety of assessment methods
  • making a record of your assessment decisions
  • giving candidates feedback on their performance and reviewing their progress throughout the assessment process
  • using different types of evidence to give an overall assessment of competence
  • working with the other people involved in the assessment process, such as workplace supervisors and other teachers or trainers.

The A1 unit covers assessing of candidates by using different assessment methods. These include:

  • watching candidates perform in the workplace
  • asking candidates questions
  • taking account of past experiences and achievements
  • setting tests
  • setting projects and tasks
  • arranging simulations
  • assessing the candidate’s report of their work
  • using evidence from other people, including peers and witnesses.

Assessment can include using material from awarding bodies and from within the candidates own organisation. It can also include assessing the competence of those who assess candidates as a major part of their role.
Observation may take place in person or using appropriate technology, such as videotape. Evidence may also include examining products. All candidates must show they have agreed assessment requirements. The assessor candidate must also show that they are aware of and understand the appeals and complaints procedures of their centre and the process for handling them.

To complete the A1 unit assessor candidates need to undertake the following 4 tasks:

Task 1: developing plans for assessing competence with candidates
Task 2: judging evidence against agreed standards to make assessment decisions
Task 3: giving candidates feedback and support on your assessment decisions
Task 4: contributing to the internal quality assurance process

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