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Continuing Education and Training

Short Course for Planning and Conducting Assessment of Learning Outcomes 

(Qualification code: 7100-5)

Aim of the short course: This assessor course will provide people who assess or intend to assess candidates against unit standards and/or qualifications with the necessary expertise..

The course is usually taken in conjunction with the course in the design  of integrated assessment for a learning programme

Target group: The course is appropriate for:

  • any person involved in assessment of learning outcomes in education and training settings or in the workplace;
  • teachers in the new career path leading to senior teacher and learning area specialist positions where they have to assess beginning teachers, student teachers, Learnership teachers and their peers;
  • senior teachers involved with Learnership student teachers; and
  • departmental officials involved in assessment of teachers as part of whole school evaluations.

Admission requirements:
NQF 4 (matric) or equivalent qualification

Language medium

One year

Number of modules:

Registration dates: 
3 December to 28 February

Full course fee: 
R2 500-00 (An additional fee per module to be paid by students living outside the borders of South Africa).
Fees for groups, depending on extra services required may be different

Module content:

Module 1 (CPCA01-X)

  • Contextualising assessment as a teaching-learning activity
  • Role players in assessment
  • Principles and conditions of assessment

The assessment process:

  • Planning and preparing for assessment
  • Preparing learners for assessment
  • Gathering knowledge and performance  evidence
  • Making assessment judgements
  • Recording assessment results
  • Providing assessment feedback
  • Reviewing assessment practices
    • Assessment methods and instruments
    • Assessment techniques    

Nature of examinations:.

Theoretical component. Participants must complete and pass at least one compulsory written assignment. The assignment will involve workplace-based exercises, projects and self-assessment.

Practical component Participants must compile, and submit for assessment, a workplace-based portfolio of evidence of competence in the relevant outcomes of assessing learning outcomes.

Workshops: The course material is complemented by an optional one day experiential seminar.

Contact person:

Prof JM Dreyer
Project Leader
Tel: 012 429 4398   
Fax: 012 429 4909

Registration Enquiries: 012 - 429 4817 / 4627 / 4789/ 4511