All of NET’s assessments can only be delivered by a NET-licensed independent assessor.
If you’d like to register to become a NET Assessor, you must first identify and contact which centres you’d like to work with. The NET centre will have to start the initial registration process.
Application and Training Process
The centre must submit a copy of the proposed independent assessor’s CV and all relevant certificates to NET.
NET will assess the application and, if approved, will contact the centre so that training/induction may be arranged. If an application is not approved, the centre will be informed.
Training and Observation
All approved independent assessors will attend a 2-day initial training programme developed and delivered by NET staff, which will also include an induction.
After satisfactory completion of the 2-day initial assessor training programme, the provisional assessor will observe a current independent assessor in their own centre or another centre nominated by NET for a minimum of one week.
Following this, the provisional independent assessor will be observed and assessed by NET staff as they carry out two full assessments in their centre. An assessor login will be provided to allow them to carry out the marking of assessments, on the NET Marking & Management System (MMS).
After the observed assessment, if full compliance and understanding has been demonstrated, NET shall confirm that the new provisional assessor has satisfactorily completed this process and can commence the probationary period. If unsuccessful then further observations will be carried out, but this may involve additional costs to the centre.
All independent provisional assessors must complete a probation period where the first 20 assessments they assess are monitored by NET. Any failure to maintain NET’s required standards and processes will result in the assessor receiving a support visit arranged by NET. This visit may result in additional observation and a performance review.
It may be necessary for the provisional independent assessor to repeat their training and probation period with a suspension from marking further assessments until that remedial process has been satisfactorily completed. Centres will be charged for any visits made by NET staff and for any additional training required in these circumstances.
In order to apply as an independent assessor, the criteria identified below must be met:
Assessor award or working towards gaining within 6 months
Current first aid qualification
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 relevant Assessor Guidance Manual
Be conversant with the relevant Candidate Guidance Manual
Knowledge and understanding of NET’s administration requirements
Independent Assessors will not be involved with the training, delivery, assessment or management of apprentices following an apprenticeship standard or framework.
Independent Assessors will not be involved with the training, delivery, assessment or management of any programme that requires this AOC or EPA as a measure of competence for the respective industry
All assessors are required to maintain a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) log, acknowledge and comply with the Centre License Agreement, attend standardisation events provided by NET, manage any qualifications that have the ability to expire, assist with any NET representative on any NET matter. This will be monitored as part of the IQA process.