How your training is assessed depends on the particular type of course you are doing.
On the job
On-the-job training is when you learn skills and knowledge while at work. This can be fairly informal or a more formal process where a 'mentor' is assigned to support you through an induction period.
By registering with a provider and compiling a portfolio of evidence, you can work towards nationally recognised qualifications such as RQF qualifications. Learners may be required to:
- be observed by an assessor carrying out their everyday work activities in their workplace
- take part in a pre-planned discussion with an assessor to demonstrate knowledge and understanding
- provide evidence of work products, such as day charts, records, plans, letters or emails prepared and sent, reports or contributions towards policies or procedures
- keep a reflective diary
- observe a young person in order to plan for and assess a child in a way that supports their needs