LD9D1 - Assess Workplace Competence Using Direct and Indirect Methods

Work-based qualification 

This Unit is for those who assess in the workplace using a wide range of assessment methods, both direct and indirect.  

The person wishing to achieve this Unit (the assessor-candidate) will use the following direct methods:

  • Observation 
  • Examination of work products (both created and not created at the time of observation) 
  • Questioning 

The types of activities the assessor-candidate will be involved in include: 

  • Preparing to assess 
  • Planning assessments 
  • Assessing candidate performance and knowledge 
  • Confirming progression and achievement 

The assessor candidate may also be involved in authenticating indirect evidence such as: 

  • Discussions with candidates 
  • Testimony of others (witnesses) 
  • Examining candidate statements 
  • Assessing candidates in simulated environments 
  • Recognising Prior Learning (RPL) — otherwise known as the Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA)

  • A candidate can progress to the LD11 - Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Workplace Assessment Group Award.
  • In order to progress to the LD11, a candidate must have completed the LD9DI Assessor Award and have been carrying out assessments for a minimum of 12 months


  • Candidates must be employed to undertake this course.

SCQF Level

Level 8