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Workplace Competence Assessor (WCA)

For Front line managers, supervisors, team leaders, competence assessors

Who is it for?

Front line Managers, mentors, Supervisors and Competence Assessors who have assessing as part of their job role.

2 Day course (plus 2 follow-up observation visits)

The Workplace Competence Assessor (WCA) course will provide front line managers, supervisors and team leaders with the tools, techniques and skills to evaluate, develop and maintain the ongoing competence of their employees.

WCA is designed to upskill staff who need to assess competencies in the workplace, whether they are existing Competence Assessors or aspiring to be.

The workplace competence assessor course allowed me to understand how to undertake a review of how we manage competency at the moment so that we can see where we can implement these new elements. The training was really useful, and with it being an in-house course it was an advantage as it allowed us to discuss site specific issues.
Lee Wilkinson, L&D Co-ordinator, EDF Energy

About the Course

Employees could be in a training role or work within the science industry and need training to be able to assess workplace competence effectively.

The course has been designed to enable delegates to assess competencies at all levels, rather than complete standard assessments measuring knowledge, giving organisations a clear and accurate picture of the competencies within their organisation. This is especially relevant in regulated environments.

As with all of Cogent’s Process Safety courses, this course will be delivered by an industry experienced delivery partner who is assured to deliver to the recognised standards. Delegates will be challenged to extend their learning and ensure they are able to promote a positive process safety culture.

Course Duration – 2 Days

How is it delivered?

The WCA course is made up into two days training plus two observations:

WCA Day 1: Principles and Practices of Assessment – six hours tuition and four hours private study.

WCA Day 2: Measuring Competence in the Workplace – approximately six hours tuition looking at how competence can be measured in your workplace.

Followed by two observation visits to ensure that the assessor is continuing to meet the standard.

Candidates will need to pass both units within a one year period to meet the requirements of the Competence Workplace Assessor training standard.

Workplace Competence Assessor training course will be delivered by one of our expert delivery partners who are quality assured through Cogent Skills including, Redcar and Cleveland College.

Regulatory need:

Major hazard organisations require competent staff who have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to undertake critical tasks in such a way as to prevent a major accident or minimise the consequences to people and the environment should one occur.

COMAH Competent Authority, Inspection of Competence Management Systems at COMAH Establishments (Operational Delivery Guide).

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What will I learn?

On completing the course participants will:

  • Understand the meaning of competence
  • Know how to plan assessment to meet the requirements of their organisation and the assessed person
  • Identify and collect the required evidence in a valid, authentic and sufficient manner
  • Make competence decisions against the required criteria
  • Ensure that the assessed person understands the purpose, requirements and the process of assessment
  • Provide feedback that affirms competence and identifies additional needs
  • Understand how to maintain the required records
  • Work with others to ensure standardisation of the assessment practice and outcomes

Cost

All of the courses include two days’ delivery and varied numbers of  observation days*.

In-house course on your site:

1-2 delegates

Face to Face. Price starting from £2,500 + VAT

Online / Virtual. Prices starting from £2,350 + VAT

1.5 observation days included

3-4 delegates

Face to Face. Prices starting from £3,500 + VAT

Online / Virtual. Prices starting from £3,350 + VAT

2 observation days included

5-6 delegates

Face to Face. Prices starting from £4,500 + VAT

Online / Virtual. Prices starting from £4,350 + VAT

3 observation days included

7-8 delegates

Face to Face. Prices starting from £5,500 + VAT

Online / Virtual. Prices starting from £5,350 + VAT

4 observation days included

9-10 delegates

Face to Face. Prices starting from £6,500 + VAT

Online / Virtual. Prices starting from £6,350 + VAT

5 observation days included

Open course:

Face to Face. £650 + VAT per delegate PLUS £550 + VAT for the observations

*Where companies have been working with Cogent on a CMS project there is an option for the CMS consultant to perform the observations.  There is an extra fee for this.

This course has the following accreditation(s)

Available Course Dates

WORKPLACE COMPETENCE ASSESSOR (WCA)

2 Day course (plus 2 follow up observation visits)

The Workplace Competence Assessor (WCA) course will provide front line managers, supervisors and team leaders with the tools, techniques and skills to evaluate, develop and maintain the ongoing competence of their employees.

WCA is designed to upskill staff who need to assess competencies in the workplace, whether they are existing Competence Assessors or aspiring to be.

2 March 2023. North East

27 April 2023. Scotland

8 June 2023. North West

20 July 2023. North West

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