How many assessors are required ?

The number of assessors depends upon the number of candidates.
It is best to have two assessors, one of them being a professional clay plasterer. We recommend: one assessor for level 1 and 2, if possible 2 assessors for level 3 and 4.

If the trainer is also the assessor, it is best to have a second assessor.


Can the trainer also be an assessor ?

Yes. But there are advantages and disadvantages to knowing the candidates well. It is best if the assessor knows the content of the course (if there has been one before the assessment).
If the trainer is also an assessor, it is important to have a second assessor. If the trainer is also an assessor, it is good to have a break between the training and the assessment (for example to let conflicts settle down).


What are the assessor requirements ?

The assessor must know the ECVET units, criteria and indicators and the difference between the levels.

The assessor must agree to use the assessment work sheet.
The assessor should be familiar with the content of the course.
The assessor can be an external person, for example, from another partner organisation, or a craftsperson.

From level 3 upwards, the assessment organiser has a responsibility towards the competence of future craftspeople. It is therefore helpful to organise a board of assessors (jury) with professionals familiar with clay plaster, and to give them precise criteria and indicators for assessment.

In each country, the Partners should offer education and training in ECVET Earth building principles and tools for trainers and assessors.


Which persons are allowed to decide about certificates ?

Each LearnWithClay Partner organisation who signed the memorandum of understanding is authorised to deliver ECVET Earth Building certificates and to organise exams. But in each organisation, there are often many members or employees and only one or a few persons can be designated to carry out this job. Each partner organisation has to make sure:

  • to have competent people to do this (the competent person might leave an organisation and must be replaced);
  • to control who delivers or signs certificates (not every simple member of an association is allowed to deliver a certificate).
    The assessors do not necessarily have to be top-practitioners or craftspeople: they do not all have

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