The Course assessment will consist of one Component, an assignment. The assignment will be conducted in two stages: stage one, preparing for the event and stage two, follow-up tasks relating to the event.
Component — Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to assess learners’ ability to apply their administrative and IT skills, developed and acquired during the Course, in the context of organising and supporting an event. The assignment will give learners an opportunity to demonstrate the following:
The assignment will have 100 marks. Learners must complete the entire closed book assignment under supervised conditions over a period not exceeding four hours. Learners will have to complete the assignment independently of the teacher. The assignment will be externally assessed.
The assignment will have two stages.
Stage 1, preparing for the event including contingency planning: Learners will be given the opportunity to carry out a range of administration and IT based tasks to prepare for the event. The specific tasks will be relevant to the event and may cover:
Stage 2, follow-up tasks: Learners will be given the opportunity to carry out administration and IT based follow-up tasks relevant to the event, which may include having to:
The assignment will aim to ensure a relatively even emphasis is placed on the different IT applications used to complete the stages contained in the assessment task. Marks will be awarded for demonstrating skills in the use of the different IT applications and knowledge and understanding of administration in the workplace. Problem-solving skills are an integral part of some of the IT tasks. Of the marks allocated above, between 10–20% will be awarded to knowledge and understanding of administration in the workplace, which will be integrated within the tasks.