summarise the types of risks that may be involved in assessment in own area of responsibility.

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3.4 summarise the types of risks that may be involved in assessment in own area of responsibility.

The candidate assessor provides evidence that they understand the following risks;
• Health and safety
• Unrealistic/unnecessary stress on the learner
• Inauthentic evidence/collusion/unjustifiable support to the learner
• Over-assessment
• Potential for unfairness to learner
• Failing to meet the requirements of any relevant assessment strategy if assessing a qualification

Risk on the grounds of health and safety is not one which would usually affect the professional Development Award team, this is due to the role of Placement Officers. Amongst the many roles of the Placement Officer is the checking of Health and Safety
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If no satisfactory reasons are supplied, Placement Officers step-in and can refuse to pay the employer subsidy until their portfolio has been completed. As a result of candidates work, study and home life commitments the assessor has the authority to disallow a placée from going forwards with the PDA if it is likely to cause them issues or difficulties in the future.

Generally speaking candidate statuses can only be in the following categories:

Already completed PDA or similar (PGCE);
Study/work commitments;
Placement not considered suitable;
Completed ILM Level 5;
Outright refusal;
Left placement early.

Submission dates are always personalised and kept open should they need to change for any reason. Should a submission date need to be changed then the candidate simply only needs to ask.

Issues of inauthentic evidence are a possibility but managers and supervisors are asked to complete Third Party Statements which give feedback on a placées work. As a result this is not likely to be an occurrence. The statements are either signed and posted back the assessor or will come straight from the email address of the staff member who is registered as a supervisor with GO Wales. Whilst this method may not be 100% foolproof, we can also back it up with employer feedback form which cover all aspects of the placement including the performance of the candidate and also attempts to put a quantifiable financial benefit to

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