Professional Observation and Assessment
An EPA will often consist of a professional observation and/or assessment.
This is where an assessor will observe an apprentice undertaking a task or series of tasks in the workplace.
Through the observation, an assessor will analyse if a learner is competent in their ‘on-the-job’ duties.
Even though an observation will take place within the candidate’s workplace, the platform has an area where an assessor can assess online. This enables an assessor to track and monitor the candidate’s performance in a digital format, and also allows them to make any adaptations to their observation.
Within the online form, an assessor can give an overall mark, add their notes, and give a final grade.
They sign off the assessment with their own digital signature.
All observations can be tracked throughout the platform. A learner can see how they progressed within their own account, an assessor can view their analysis at any point, and the form gives any IQAs or EQAs easy and quick access to review the assessor’s work. All observation forms have a history section, so an awarding organisation can see when changes have been made and by whom.