Assessor Training

(Licence to Assess)

Assessor Training (Licence to Assess)


Assessment is an important aspect of learning, as it checks whether learners meet the national standards that have been registered by SAQA.


This is a 4-day programme from 8.30am – 4.00pm on each day.

For Who?

This skills programme is aimed at individuals who are or will be involved in assessing people against specified outcomes and criteria.  These individuals may include line managers, HR managers, supervisors, coaches and any practitioners involved in teaching, training, education and facilitation.

Entry requirements

Learners must have a matric or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification before they attend this course, as the course is an NQF Level 5 course that consists of 15 credits.

Benefits to the learner and the company

  • The learner develops a better knowledge of the new training system in South Africa.
  • When the learners receive their statement of results, they can register with their SETA/s against the unit standards that they are competent and qualified to assess in.
  • One of the core criteria for a company to become an accredited training provider is that they have registered assessors in place.
  • Since May 2004, only registered assessors are able to certify learners, otherwise their credits won’t be recognised.
  • It saves time and money for the company to have internal registered assessors rather than contracting external consultants.
  • If the company pays their SDL levy, a portion of the cost of the assessor training can be claimed back from their SETA.

Topics Covered

Module 1

SAQA, the NQF and its Structures 

  • Overview of Skills Development In South Africa
  • What Is the DHET, NSA, SAQA, NQF, SETA, SGB, Quality Councils, Accredited Provider?

Module 2

Unit standards and Qualifications 

  • What Is Outcomes-Based Education?
  • Unit Standards, Learnerships, Apprenticeships, Skills Programmes and RPL
  • Legislation Affecting Skills Development

Module 3


  • Principles of Assessment
  • Types of Assessment
  • Roles and Responsibilities of People Involved in Assessment

Module 4

Assessment Methods and Instruments

  • Assessment Methods and Instruments
  • Developing the Assessment Plan

Module 5

Quality Assurance

  • Appeals, Special Needs, Barriers and Irregularities
  • Quality Management Systems

Module 6

Assessing the Evidence

  • Types of Evidence
  • VACS

Module 7


  • What is Feedback?
  • Feedback Models

How to compile the portfolio of evidence

Quiz and refresher on all material