How the assessment works
After identifying the appropriate units, candidate will be supported by the appointed vocational qualification assessor in collecting sufficient and appropriate evidence. Having collected the evidence, the assessor will then ensure the required standards have been achieved. Assessments will take the form of observation, discussion and short reports completed by the candidate, supplemented by the evidence. Assessment visits will be carried out on site at the candidate's workplace, which will include observations, will last for approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, although this can be extended or reduced depending on the situation. Candidates will present evidence in a portfolio format, in order to demonstrate their competence against the National Occupational Standard for Retail Skills.