PTGA ASSESSORS AND TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT PROVIDERS
The PTGA has 4 levels of people involved with our ISO accredited assessment system. Any PTGA Assessor is someone who has been vetted for their skills, experience and character and trained in the delivery methodology and administrative requirements of the PTGA. Regardless of Company they might work for if delivering PTGA assessments they are delivering to the standards and methodology required by the PTGA. All PTGA Assessors have a register of qualifications they can assess against. They have to have the award themselves and feel confident about their knowledge and experience to uphold the standard in an assessment setting.
- Senior Assessors are able to offer assessments anywhere they are and are able to run Assessor Training Courses.
- Assessors have completed all Provisional Requirements required by the PTGA and are able to assess candidates within their licensed scope.
- Provisional Assessors are guides who have attended a PTGA Assessor Training course and have a number of additional developmental requirements to achieve over a period of time. Provisional Assessors are allowed to assess candidates within their licensed scope.
- Assessment Advisors are specialist experts who may work with PTGA Assessors or candidates who have expertise in some part of the assessment process but are not polar guides or status Assessors.
PTGA Endorsed Training and Assessment Providers (TAP)
A PTGA Training and Assessment Provider (TAP) is a non polar, non work-place individual, institute or company that has been approved by the PTGA as having systems and structure in place to offer quality training using PTGA standards that is endorsed by the PTGA. In addition, a TAP may offer assessment against applicable PTGA qualifications if the TAP has legitimate locations, resources and PTGA qualified Assessor/s on staff and they have been systems audited by the PTGA.
To become a TAP an individual, institute or company must apply to the PTGA with:
- Portfolio of evidence of all staff teaching competencies and any teaching credentials/qualifications to accompany this.
- Outline of which PQs they have the skills and capacity to train people in.
- A signed Memorandum of Understanding incorporating PTGA Code of Conduct requirements, safety reporting and a moderation plan.
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