The nature of this unit means that most of the evidence must come from real work activities.
Simulation can only be used in exceptional circumstances for example:
Where performance is critical or high risk, happens infrequently or happens frequently but the presence of an assessor/observer would prevent the Independent Advocacy relationship developing.
Simulation must be discussed and agreed in advance with the External Verifier.
The evidence must reflect, at all times, the policies and procedures of the workplace, as linked to current legislation and the values and principles for good practice in independent advocacy.
Required sources of performance and knowledge evidence:
Direct Observation is the required assessment method to be used to evidence some part of this unit.
Other sources of performance and knowledge evidence:
The assessor will identify other sources of evidence to ensure that the most reliable and efficient mix of evidence gathering methods from the list below. This will ensure that all learning outcomes and assessment criteria are met and that the consistency of the candidate's performance can be established.
• Work products
• Professional discussion
• Candidate/ reflective accounts
• Questions asked by assessors
• Witness testimonies
• Case studies