Conduct the Assessment Process (PDA)

Moray College UHI


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This award is for assessors of non-workplace standards e.g. HNs or qualifications assessed during training courses or as part of off-the-job training.

The PDA has been developed for those who assess a wide variety of non-workplace settings, for example, teachers or lecturers involved in the delivery of Skills for Work (SfW) courses or National Progression Awards (NPAs). It is also used by training providers and Further Education (FE) centres offering: Higher National (HN) qualifications and PDAs; First Aid Certificates in a simulated environment; assessment of PC Passports in an open access centre; or assessing units in a classroom environment.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be occupationally competent in the area they are assessing, have a minimum of two years relevant work place experience and have access to assess two learners. Candidates must be working at a level above their learners.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (work based)

Course Length

18 Months


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Career Sectors

Administration and Management General


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