The assessor will judge the evidence of a candidate’s performance, knowledge and understanding against the units of competence in order to decide whether the candidate has demonstrated competence. The assessor will have suitable and reliable experience and be trained and qualified as an NVQ assessor. An assessor may be a candidate’s line manager, a tutor at college, or someone specially appointed to this role. A team of assessors may also carry out assessments.
Each assessor’s work must be checked and confirmed by an internal verifier who is also a member of the staff of the assessment centre. The internal verifier checks and standardises assessment decisions made by the assessors in the centre.
The external verifier checks the assessment and internal verification decisions and processes made in the centre and authorises the claims for certificates. The awarding body appoints the external verifier.