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  • Workplace Competency Assessor

    The Workplace Competence Assessor (WCA) course will provide front line managers, supervisors and team leaders with the tools, techniques and skills to evaluate, develop and maintain the ongoing competence of their employees.



     FBE-022
     UK
     Classroom
     Role: Manager/Senior Manager, Supervisor, Other
     Functional and Behavioural
     Sector: Chemicals, Composites, Downstream Petroleum, Explosives, Industrial Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Nuclear, Pharmaceuticals, Polymers, Signmaking

    This Course is Aimed at

    Staff who are responsible for assessing competencies within the workplace or aspiring to do so, including front Line Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders and apprentice mentors.

    Overview

    The Workplace Competence Assessor (WCA) course will provide front line managers, supervisors and team leaders with the tools, techniques and skills to evaluate, develop and maintain the ongoing competence of their employees. WCA is designed to upskill staff who need to assess competencies in the workplace, whether they are existing Competence Assessors or aspiring to be. Employees could be in a training role or work within the Science Industry and need training to be able to assess workplace competence effectively.  

    The course has been designed to enable delegates to assess competencies at all levels, rather than complete standard assessments measuring knowledge, giving organisations a clear and accurate picture of the competencies within their organisation. This is especially relevant in regulated environments.

    Course Delivery

    The WCA qualification is divided into two days:

    WCA Day 1:Principles and Practices of Assessment

    • 6 hours tuition and 4 hours private study.

    WCA Day 2: Measuring competence in the workplace

    • Approximately 6 hour’s tuition plus 16 hours of private study looking at how competence can be measured in your workplace.

    Followed by two observation visits that ensure the assessor is continuing to meet the standard.

    For companies who have a focus on apprentices, a third day can be added, with training specifically on assessing apprentices to the new standards (or day 2 swapped).


    Programme Content and Key Areas

    • Understand the meaning of competence
    • Ensure that assessed person understands the purpose, requirements and the process of assessment
    • Plan assessment to meet the requirements of their organisation and the assessed person
    • Identify and collect the required evidence in a valid, authentic and sufficient manner
    • Make competence decisions against the required criteria
    • Provide feedback that affirms competence and identifies additional needs
    • Maintain the required records
    • Work with others to ensure standardisation of assessment practice and outcomes

    Learning Outcomes

    •  Workplace mentors will be able to assess if company competencies are being met
    • Provides the employer with a means to measure if they have a competent workforce
    • To help demonstrate competencies to regulatory bodies
    • Apprenticeship mentors will be able to plan workplace activities to ensure apprentices are signed off ready for the independent end assessments
    • Delegates could go on to be end assessors for SIAS

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