ICTTech assessor

ICTTech assessors serve on a panel to review applications for ICTTech registration.

Primary focus:

Stage two:

To serve on a panel, usually made up of two assessors and one moderator/registrar, to evaluate applications for ICTTech registration. The panel considers a written submission from the candidate which they use to decide whether the application should be approved, or proceed to a work based assessment if felt necessary. The ICTTech standard is ICT practitioner based (not ICT user based) and is concerned with the exercise of ICT practitioner skills at ICT Technician level.

Where a work based assessment is required

The role of the stage four assessor is to review those applicants not successful at stage two and where a work based assessment has ben recommended and agreed by the moderator/registrar. 

The assessor will consider all evidence provided at stages one, two and three, and then perform a work bases assessment which will involve observing the applicant within their work environment.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Stage two:

  • The roles of the assessor is to identify whether the applicant has applied for the correct category of registration, and to assess deficits in experience or underpinning knowledge and understanding;
  • The assessor is asked to give an expert judgement on the competence and underpinning knowledge and understanding of the candidate, as revealed by the written submission. 
  • Deficiencies in the application should be identified, with reference to the relevant ECUK learning outcomes and competence statement, and, where appropriate, suggestions should be made as to how these can be rectified;
  • The panel takes into consideration all the available information: the application form, the reports from the candidate's supporters, to reach a decision on whether to accept, decline or request a work based assessment of the candidate. 
  • In the event of disagreement between the panel, the final decision rests with the moderator/registrar.

Where a work based assessment is required:

  • A work based assessment is carried out and the assessor will file a report with the panel to supplement their information;
  • The panel should aim to achieve a consensus on whether to accept or decline the candidate, based on the merits of the application, but in the event of disagreement the final decision rests with the registrar;
  • Adhere to the IET's data protection policy for volunteers.

General:

  • The assessment registration panels are not standing committees; they are formed as necessary for the purpose of dealing with a particular case. Normally, the panel should consist of a moderator/registrar and two or three assessors;
  • For any particular applicant, to form the panel, the registration co-ordinator will identify an appropriate moderator/registrar and team of assessors, as best-fit for the particular purpose and reasonableness of demand on the time of those involved. The registrar shall agree the team of assessors with the registration co-ordinator.

Appointment method:

  • The registration and standards committee delegates responsibility for the appointment of assessors to the registration group;
  • Nominations are received from existing assessors, committee members, staff, and through self nomination;
  • CVs are reviewed by a panel formed of at least three members of the registration group, and approved if agreed.

Period of appointment:

  • Initial three year term;
  • Possible reappointment for another three years, if appropriate.

Training:

  • Newly appointed assessors attend a registration workshop organised by the IET;
  • Specific ICTTech workshop.

Person specification:

  • An assessor must be an IET member and a registered engineer;
  • Have an up-to-date working knowledge of the IT/ICT sector, relevant disciplines and current technology pertaining to technicians working in this field;
  • Wherever possible, they should have had experience of registration, preferably in an active role on a committee or group, or as an interviewer, mentor or industry representative.