Any knowledge evidence integral to these learning outcomes may be generated outside of the work environment but the final assessment decision must be within the real work environment. This unit is competence based. This means that it is linked to the candidate’s ability to competently perform a range of tasks connected with their work. This unit may be assessed using any method, or combination of methods, which clearly demonstrates that the learning outcomes and assessment criteria have been met. This unit requires workplace assessment of occupational competence.
Competence based assessment must include direct observation as the main source of evidence. Guidance on assessment and evidence requirements OCR does not stipulate the mode of delivery for the teaching of the content of this unit. Centres are free to deliver this unit using any mode of delivery that meets the needs of their candidates. Centres should consider the candidates’ complete learning experience when designing learning programmes. © OCR 2010 3 Details of relationship between the unit and national occupational standards This unit has been developed by Skills for Care and Development in Partnership with Awarding Organisations.
It provides a key progression route between education and employment (or further study/training leading to employment). It is directly relevant to the needs of employers and relates to national occupational standards developed by Skills for Care and Development. As such, the unit may provide evidence for the following national occupational standards in the children and young people’s workforce developed by Skills for Care and Development:
Functional skills signposting This section indicates where candidates may have an opportunity to develop their functional skills. Link to functional skills standards http://www. qcda. gov. uk/15565. aspx Functional Skills Standards English Mathematics ICT Speaking and Listening ? Representing Use ICT systems Reading ? Analysing Find and select information Writing ? Interpreting Develop, present and communicate information Additional information For further information regarding administration for this qualification, please refer to the OCR document ‘Administrative Guide for Vocational Qualifications’ (A850).
The OCR Children and Young People’s Workforce Centre Handbook contains important information for anyone delivering, working towards or involved with the Children and Young People’s Workforce qualifications, of which this unit forms a part. This can be downloaded from OCR’s website www. ocr. org. uk. This unit is a shared unit. It is located within the subject/sector classification system.