This document serves as a guide for KNQA when recruiting assessors to carry out assessment of Prior Learning (PL) or any of its other functions. KNQA is required to register assessor’s carry out a number of its functions. The registration of assessors is a means of ensuring that whoever assesses learner competencies across all fields and economic sectors, meets a consistent set of criteria agreed by KNQA. This will ensure that RPL applications are assessed consistently, honestly and transparently. All assessment centers are required to use registered assessors for the appropriate sector.
A register of assessors will be maintained by KNQA that consists of individuals who have demonstrated applied competence to assess learners for summative assessment that culminates in decisions regarding the awarding of credits and/or qualifications. The rationale for such a register is to ensure the credibility of summative assessments in the KNQF system, i.e. fairness, validity, reliability and practicality of assessments. It is also to ensure that individuals who make decisions about the competences of applicants have the requisite knowledge, skills and experience for the specified KNQF registered standards and qualifications to make such a judgment. The guidelines herein are generic. They are intended for use by any agency interested in recognizing prior learning in the country, regardless of sector.
ETQAs are required to use these guidelines to help them in establishing sector specific standards/qualification-specific criteria. In appropriate circumstances, the registration of assessors can be delegated to providers, including providers of assessment such as assessment agencies and centers. Such delegation would, nonetheless, be governed by these guidelines and the KNQA requirements. In addition, KNQA should be notified of any such proposed delegation of ETQA responsibility and it reserves the right to refuse or allow such delegation.