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For PLCs - Learners are known as delegates

Section 9b.1: Role of the Tutor/Assessor

  • To plan and deliver the qualification content to learners on the course
  • Undertake assessment of each learner against the Assessment Criteria within the qualification

Suitable staff

A number of different staff could deliver different units of the qualification, or one person could deliver the whole qualification.

The Tutor/Assessor should be 18 years old or over and hold qualifications similar to the following:

  • A recognised teaching qualification or background
  • A National Governing Body of Sport Coaching qualification
  • A Home Office armed public service qualification in Sport or Physical Education
  • A Sports Development qualification
  • A Youth and Community degree/diploma

PLC Only: QTS Accredited (or GTCS for Scottish Centres) with a Primary School PE background

  • The above qualifications are usually associated with a set of experiences that Sports Leaders UK would expect tutors to have obtained:
    • Experience of working with children and adults in a variety of settings including; games, play, sport and youth, and community settings
    • Experience of leading activities independently without supervision
    • Experience of directing individuals or groups towards behaviour change; whether in sports, dance, PE or PSHE, crime diversion, lifestyle choices
    • Experience of assessing and evaluating performance/progress
    • Experience of using different teaching methods to engage individuals with different learning styles and different abilities

PLC Only:

  • Have experience of being a primary school PE subject leader
  • Have experience of leading on professional learning programmes (CPD Programmes)

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Section 9b.2: Responsibilities

  • Produce a course plan designed to cover all of the course content and identifies assessment opportunities throughout the delivery of the qualification
  • Meet with the Internal Verifier at the start of the course to plan when internal verification will take place, what unit and which learners will be sampled
  • Deliver all of the units of the relevant qualification
  • Assess learners against all of the Assessment Criteria for each Learning Outcome, using the minimum knowledge guidance to support this
  • Ensure appropriate assessment methods are selected for the learners
  • Provide additional assessment opportunities where necessary
  • Ensure learners have the opportunity to complete the Demonstration of Leadership hours and have identified an Independent Assessor for this

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Section 9b.3: Assessment

All learners registered on the course must be assessed against the Assessment Criteria in the relevant qualification syllabus. Assessment decisions must be recorded and with supporting evidence retained.

  • Section 9b.3.1: Continuous Assessment

Every learner must be assessed continuously throughout the course. The Tutor/Assessor delivering the course must ensure that all assessment decisions about learners achievements are formally recorded on an Internal Assessment Record.

  • Section 9b.3.2: Assessing against Assessment Criteria

Each qualification is made up of a number of units. The unit title gives a clear indication to the content and achievement of the unit. The unit will then consist of a number of Learning Outcomes. The Learning Outcome sets out what the learner is expected to know, understand or be able to do as result of a process of learning.

Every Learning Outcome consists of a number of Assessment Criteria; it is these that the learner will be assessed against. The Assessment Criteria specify what the learner is expected to know or demonstrate in order for the Learning Outcomes of the units to be achieved.

  • Section 9b.3.3: Common Assessment Messages -Whilst carrying out the assessment of learners the Tutor/Assessor must ensure that the methods used are (VARSC):
    • Valid - Learner/delegates should only be asked to produce evidence to meet the Assessment Criteria
    • Authentic - The evidence produced by learners/delegates is their own work and that they can sign to verify this. If group work is used as evidence, the Tutor/Assessor must be confident that every learner has contributed equally in order to meet the Assessment Criteria
    • Reliable - Learner/delegates are expected to be able to repeat the process again and again. For example, learners/delegates should be able to plan an effective session on numerous occasions, not just once. Decisions about a particular learner must be objective and must not be affected by the Tutor/Assessor's opinion of them
    • Sufficient - The evidence produced must be sufficient to prove that the learners/delegates have met the Assessment Criteria. This could mean that more than one method of assessment has been used.
    • Current - Evidence must be sufficiently recent for the Tutor/Assessor to be confident that the same level of skills, knowledge and/or understanding exists at the time of claim
  • Section 9b.3.4: Recording Assessment

Sports Leader UK provide Internal Assessment Record templates to record evidence of assessment decisions. All learners must be recorded on an assessment record. However, you can choose to complete either the 'group' or 'individual' template. Examples for individual qualifications can be found in the Tutor Resource.

  • Section 5.3.5: Assessment Methods - Likely assessment methods include:
    • Observation - Observe the learner leading others and record the assessment decision. Provide supporting evidence of this assessment via video or written comments. 
    • Questioning of underpinning knowledge - Ask questions to elicit background knowledge that may not be immediately proven through observation. Records must be kept of the questions asked and responses.
    • Written - Notes or planning work completed during the course - This could include a completed Learner Evidence Record, session plans, flipchart sheets, written notes or worksheets from the Tutor Resource.

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Section 9b.4: Evidence

  • Completion of an Internal Assessment Record for each cohort of learners and qualification
  • In conjunction with the Internal Verifier, ensure the Internal Verification process has been undertaken and the relevant documents completed
  • The Tutor/Assessor must retain complete course evidence for learners sampled by the Internal Verifier for a minimum of three years and ensure the Centre Course Manager has access to course evidence

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SL0751 (updated June-16)


Date printed: 24/03/2017

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