Assessment Practitioner

What is an Assessment Practitioner

An Assessment Practitioner plans for, conducts and administers assessment of learner competence in an occupational context. 

SAQA regulations stipulate that prospective assessment practitioners who wish to register and be accredited as such, must be competent and need a certificate against the part-qualification: Assessment Practitioner – NQF Level 5, Credits 20.

The New QCTO Standard

This part-qualification replaces SAQA Unit Standard 115753 and will be the accredited standard as from 1 July 2023. The course forms part of the Occupational Certificate: Training & Development Practitioner, and 20 credits will be granted against this qualification to all successful candidates.

Who should attend this Assessment Practitioner Course?

  • Lecturers, teachers and facilitators currently facilitating.
  • Any person with the intention to become a certified assessment practitioner/assessor.
  • Education & Training Practitioners.
  • Sales and marketing personnel.
  • HR and HRD practitioners.
  • Line Managers & Supervisors.
  • Subject Matter Experts in Education.
  • Workplace Coaches & Mentors.

What is the minimum entry requirements?

  • Basic English Communication Skills on NQF Level 4

Learning Approach

  • Our workshops and in-house courses run over three to five days. Portfolios and final assessment are completed on the last day of the workshop of the normal 3-day or 5-day Power Workshop.
  • 3-Day Online training through Webinar Sessions over Zoom or our Groove Webinar Platform.
  • Blended e-Learning: Learners set their own learning pace and complete the programme based on the time available. This can be done within a few hours, one to two weeks or even within a three months.

How long does it take to complete the Assessment Practitioner Course?

  • Workshop attendance: 3 Days, thereafter 6 weeks for submission of Portfolio of Evidence.
  • Power Course: Including Portfolio of Evidence: 5 Days (In-house only)
  • Online Webinar Course: 3 Days
  • Blended e-Learning option: 6 Weeks to complete self-study & 6 weeks to complete final assessment Phase.

Assessment Practitioner Course Outline

Assessment Practices
  • Knowledge Module:
    • Assessment Principles & Practices – NQF Level 5, Credits 4
      • Assessment Methods, Practices & Concepts
        • Assessment Practices
        • Assessment Concepts Within the QCTO Model
        • Principles of Good Assessment
        • Assessment Theories
        • Types of Assessments
        • Assessment Objectives & Practices
        • Domains of Competence
      • Evidence Collection & Recording Concepts & Principles
        • Sources of Evidence
        • Evidence Collection Instruments
        • Evidence Collection Tools
        • Principles of Evidence Collection & Submission
      • Evidence Evaluation Concepts & Principles
        • Rules of Evidence
        • EAssessment Results & Judgements
        • Assessment Feedback Practices & Records Management
        • Standards of Assessing Evidence
        • Gap-analysis, Remedial Actions, Guidance & Support
      • Assessment Administration & Regulatory Practices
        • Standard Assessment Documentation Management
        • Rules of Certification
        • Record Management Practices
  • Practical Skill Module:
    • Plan & Conduct the Assessment – NQF Level 5, Credits 8
      • Prepare for Assessment
        • Assessment Parameters & Learner Readiness
        • Potential Barriers for Fair Assessment
        • Assessment Environment & Resources
      • Conduct the Assessment
        • Candidate Engagement
        • Collection & Recording of Evidence
        • Assessing Evidence
        • Assessment Decisions & Remedial Actions
        • Inclusive Education
      • Report & Record Assessments
        • The Feedback Report
        • Feedback Conversation
        • Candidate Inputs
      • Review Assessments
        • Assessment Process, Methods, Instruments & Tools
        • Evidence Appraisal
        • Assessment Effectiveness
  • Work Experience Module:
    • Conduct Assessments of Learner Competence – NQF Level 5, Credits 8
      • Plan & Conduct an Assessment of 3 Candidates
        • Plan for & Prepare Candidates
        • Conduct the Assessment
        • Record the Evidence
        • Evaluate the Evidence
        • Formulate Assessment Decision
        • Provide Feedback
        • Conduct a Quality Review

QCTO (SAQA) Alignment

QCTO Occupational Qualification: 101321
Occupational Part Qualification Title: Assessment Practitioner
NQF Level: Level 5
Credits: 20

Assessment Practitioner Course Articulation

Credits obtained during this learning programme will contribute towards qualification 101321, Occupational Certificate: Training and Development Practitioner , NQF Level 5, Credits 190

Delivery Method & Language

The programme is facilitated in English by a competent subject matter specialist/s, who utilises the following techniques to ensure that the session is practical and experiential: Lecture, Exercises, Discussion, Role Plays, Case Studies, PowerPoint Presentation, Videos, Simulations, and Learner Assessment. Study Methods include workshop training, blended online learning and in-house/on-site training.


  • Upon successful completion, the learner will receive a Letter of Competence issued by LEDISA Academy.
  • Upon verified Competence, the learner will receive a Certificate of Competence as well as a Statement of Results from the Quality Council for Trade & Occupations (QCTO).


LEDISA Academy (Pty) Ltd is accredited for this training course with the ETDP SETA. Accreditation Number ETDPS1400. Proof of Registration available on request.

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