» Assessor Registration Policy

All of NET’s Assessments of Occupational Competence (AOC) and End Point Assessments (EPA) may only be delivered by licensed assessors – individuals who have been approved by NET to deliver one or more of the AOC/EPAs that NET offers.

The number of assessors each licensed assessment centre is permitted to employ is influenced by the number of assessments that centre runs per year. This is to ensure maintenance of standards.

Please read the information below. These details can also be downloaded in our Assessor Registration Policy.

 

  1. Process for the Registration of Licensed Assessors
  2. Assessor Criteria
  3. Minimum Technical Qualifications
  4. Assessor Initial Training Programme

1. Process for the Registration of Licensed Assessors

The number of assessors each licensed assessment centre is permitted to employ is influenced by the number of assessments that centre runs per year. This is to ensure maintenance of standards.

The process for registration as an assessor is:

  1. The centre manager submits a copy of the proposed new assessor’s CV and copies of all relevant certificates to NET.
  2. NET will assess the application and, if approved, will contact the centre manager so that training may be arranged. If an application is not approved, reasons will be provided.
  3. All aspiring assessors undertake an Assessor training course developed by NET and delivered by a lead assessor (an individual who has carried out more than 100 assessments and has been approved by NET to train aspiring assessors) at a centre other than the one they are to be working in.
  4. After satisfactory initial training the registration document is signed by a NET lead assessor and feedback is sent to NET.
  5. Once a new assessor has received their initial training and returned to work in their ‘home’ Centre, they are required to firstly shadow an experienced assessor for a minimum of 3 full assessments, and then be overseen by an experienced assessor for a minimum of 3 full assessments. If the centre lacks an experienced AM2 assessor this training is to be carried out as part of the initial training under the supervision of the lead assessor.
  6. If no issues have been observed and the aspiring assessor has demonstrated full compliance with the process for delivering the assessment, the lead/experienced assessor shall sign to confirm that the new assessor has satisfactorily completed this process.
  7. The completed form shall be sent to NET for approval.
  8. If appropriate, NET will confirm registration within ten working days of receipt of the completed registration document and will issue a unique assessor number, certificate and login details for the NET Marking & Management System (MMS)
  9. All assessors must complete a probation period where the first 20 assessments they deliver are monitored by NET’s Technical Development Manager (TDM) via the MMS. Any failure to maintain NET’s required standards and processes for delivering an assessment will result in the assessor receiving a support visit arranged by NET. After a period of observation and a performance review, the NET EV may decide it is necessary for the assessor to repeat their training and probation period and the assessor will be suspended until that remedial process has been satisfactorily completed.

Centres will be charged for any visits made by the TDM and for any additional training required by their assessors in these circumstances.

2. Assessor Criteria

In order to register as an assessor, the criteria identified below must be met:

  • Technical qualifications and experience as listed in ‘Minimum Technical Qualifications’ section below
  • Assessor award or working towards gaining within 6 months
  • First aid qualifications and experience
  • Knowledge of the assessment centre’s emergency procedures and practices
  • Knowledge and understanding of NET’s centre licensing requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of the assessment procedures and equipment
  • Management of assessment and candidate scheduling
  • Be conversant with the Assessor Guidance Manual
  • Be conversant with the Candidate Guidance Manual
  • Knowledge and understanding of NET’s administration requirements

All assessors are required to completed regular Continuous Professional Development, which will be reviewed every three years by the NET-appointed External Verifier (EV). All EVs appointed by NET report to NET’s Technical Development Managers, who are required to be qualified EVs.

3. Minimum Technical Qualifications

NVQ Level 3 Installing and Commissioning Electrical Systems and Equipment or C&G 2360 Part 2 Certificate or an industry recognised equivalent of either of the above.

Plus:

  • a minimum of 5 years’ industry experience post-initial technical training or apprenticeship
  • a current ECS Electricians Grade card
  • a recognised qualification relating to knowledge and understanding of the current edition of BS 7671: Requirements for Electrical Installations, (IET Wiring Regulations) including amendments.

4. Assessor Initial Training Programme

Day 1

  • Observe candidate induction.
  • Observe the delivery of section A1 & starting of section A.
  • Study assessor guidance manual and candidate manual
  • Candidate and Assessor feedback

Day 2

  • Carry out candidate induction
  • Carry out section A1 and starting section A with one candidate with assistance.
  • Carry out section A1 and starting section A with a second candidate under observation.
  • Observe sections B&C
  • Candidate and Assessor feedback

Day 3

  • Carry out delivery of section B with one candidate with assistance.
  • Carry out section B with a second candidate under observation.
  • Observe the delivery of section D.
  • Carry out the delivery of section D with assistance.
  • Candidate and Assessor feedback

Day 4

  • Carry out the delivery of section C with one candidate with assistance.
  • Carry out the delivery of section C with a second candidate under observation.
  • Observe marking of section A.
  • Carry out the delivery of section D under observation.
  • Candidate and Assessor feedback

Day 5

  • Carry out with the marking of section A for one candidate with assistance.
  • Carry out the marking of section A for a second candidate under observation
  • Candidate and Assessor feedback

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