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Which legislation and regulations affect the assessor role?

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The assessor role is not isolated from the legislative and regulatory requirements. You should always embrace internal (policies) and external (awarding body policies) requirements. Failure to work in line with external requirements can have severe consequences such as loss of your job, bad reputation, sanctions and being sued.
You can consider the following: – Data Protection Act 1998
– Human Rights Act 1998
– Health and Safety Act 1974
– Equality Act 2010
-Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
– Every Child/Learner Matters
– Need for DBS’s
– Safeguarding
– Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training – England (2014)
– professional code of conduct
– awarding body regulations:

How do you work in line with data protection?
-you need to write about how recording is done
– how data protection is maintained?
– how data stored?
-how assessment decisions are passed on to other people within an agreed system?

How do you promote equality and inclusion?
-you use language and behaviour which does not discriminate against any candidate
-you encourage candidates to ask questions and get advice
-you give feedback to candidates with different levels of confidence and experience
-you encourage candidates who have different levels of confidence and experience to take an active part in their assessment
– you recognise and challenge unfair discrimination in assessments

Risks and the assessment process
When you think of risks consider health and safety requirements. Do you require certain training,qualifications,licenses or equipment? You need to discuss the important of risk assessment as part of minimising risks.