401 Planning Cet

Task A Rationale
Analyse your role and use of initial and diagnostic assessment in agreeing individual learning goals with your learners (ref 1.1) |

1.1 An initial assessment can help identify whether the programme is right for the student and that they are not out of their depth by wanting to achieve a higher level than that they are capable of. There could be particular entry requirements for the subject and if they haven’t achieved these from school then the course might not be suitable for them for example some of the students who are studying on the B-tec National Diploma in Health and Social care were disappointed not to start it at level 3 but were given the option to start at level 2 as perhaps their grades in Maths and English were not high enough as they are re-sitting these at College but will have the opportunity to go onto level 3 once they have experienced level 2 and have done well at that level.

In the department of health and social care we would do an initial assessment which is needed for each student in order to find a starting point, or baseline for learning. This is done at the interview and then the students will go onto do the BKSB test to show their ability in English and Maths.   By doing an initial assessment at the interview stage the tutor can identify specific needs and arrange support for the student that they might need for example if the student has hearing difficulties or is dyslexic etc. and can then adapt the lesson accordingly.  

Doing an initial and diagnostic test could help to ascertain information regarding Maths, English and ICT which in turn will help plan sessions to meet individual learning needs or to arrange further training and support if necessary. Once we as tutors understand each of the students learning ability we can create an individual learning plan (ILP) with each student from the information collected at the initial and diagnostic stage which will help us to discuss with the student their goals...