Training and Assessment Courses

We offer qualifications for assessors as follows:

Highfield Level 3 Award in Undertaking End-Point Assessment

Description

This qualification supports a role in the workplace as an independent end-point assessor. It provides specific knowledge and skills for those who plan to, or who already, undertake end-point assessment processes and practices. It supports those who have sector competence within the areas of approved apprenticeship standards and who would like to gain a more specialised understanding of end-point assessment processes and practices.

Content

This course consists of the following:

Unit 1- The Principles and Practices of End-Point Assessment

  • Learning Outcome 1 – Understand the principles and practices of end-point assessment as part of an apprenticeship standard
  • Learning Outcome 2 – Understand different types and methods of end-point assessment
  • Learning Outcome 3 – Know how to plan end-point assessments in line with the apprenticeship standard and assessment plan
  • Learning Outcome 4 – Be able to make end-point assessment decisions
  • Learning Outcome 5 – Understand quality assurance of the end-point assessment process

The course consists of eight online sessions of between one and two hours and individual sessions with an assessment mentor. You gather practical work-based evidence to build a portfolio.

Session 1

  • Introduction to the award
  • Use of simulated/actual assessment within this award
  • Types and methods of EPA
  • Personal development plans and continuous professional development (CPD)

Session 2

  • Strengths and limitations of a range of end-point assessment types and methods

Session 3

  • The role and responsibilities of an end-point assessor
  • The function of EPA as part of an apprenticeship standard

Session 4

  • The difference between ongoing and end-point assessments
  • Grading requirements and the differences between each of them

Session 5

  • The requirements of apprenticeship standards and EPA

Session 6

  • Planning end-point assessments
  • The risks that may be involved in conducting EPA

Session 7

  • Invigilation policy and procedures

Session 8

  • EPA policies, procedures and legislation
  • Quality assurance and standardisation
  • Disputes concerning end-point assessments decisions

How it is Assessed?
Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 5 are assessed through the completion and submission of an open-response assignment workbook document

Learning Outcome 4 is assessed through observation of real and simulated assessment activity and documentary evidence

Time frame

The duration to complete the online sessions and gather the required practical evidence for this course is approximately six to nine months.

Highfield Level 3 Award in Delivering Training

Description

This practical qualification is suitable for new trainers wishing to improve their skills or learners who would like to progress into delivering training in the future. It is ideal for those wanting to deliver training in the workplace and covers the planning, preparation and delivery skills required to deliver effective training events.

Learning is delivered over 9 hours in 3 x 3-hour webinars, plus the delivery of an assessed microteach:

Session 1

  • Definition of training
  • Learning styles
  • Learning cycle
  • Ground rules
  • Gap analysis
  • Self-Study: Delivery methods and resources

 Session 2

  • Planning content and timings
  • Communication skills
  • Icebreakers and energisers
  • Inclusive training
  • Group versus individual learner dynamics
  • Learning outcomes
  • Resources for different topics and learners
  • Initial, formative and summative assessment
  • Self-Study: Prepare micro-teach

 Session 3

  • Evaluating training
  • Self-evaluation
  • Use of technology
  • Verbal feedback to peers
  • Self-Study: Personal improvement

 Session 4       Microteach assessment

 How is it assessed?

There are 3 assessment activities:

  • timed delivery plan (written activity)
  • observed 20min microteach
  • self-evaluation report (written activity)

 To achieve this qualification, learners must

  • complete an induction tutorial
  • attend 3 x 3hr remotely delivered sessions
  • undertake own research through guided self-study
  • successfully complete 3 assessment activities, including a 20minute remotely observed microteach
IQA Principles and Practices
Facilitation Skills
Facilitation Skills

This event will support participants in understanding the role of the facilitator and developing confidence in their facilitation skills.  It introduces facilitation tools and techniques and explores when and how to apply facilitation skills.

 Content

  • The difference between facilitation and training
  • Key skills required by a facilitator
  • Learning styles
  • Inclusivity
  • Group dynamics
  • Intervention skills
  • Bringing your own personality and style to the event
  • Resources
  • Keeping the objectives in view
  • Trying it out in a safe environment

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