Group Profile and Initial Assessment Ideas

Section 2: Initial Assessment

1.1 Group Profile/Profile of individual learners

This is a Manicure and pedicure Course, which runs from September 2010 ??“ January 2011. The course is runs for about 3 months. It has 18 students from different ethnic backgrounds all are female students and are taught using a variety of theory and practical assignments.

The student group consists of:

|Category |Profile |Possible issues / Impact on learning |
|Class Size |18 Adults. |Students need to allocate about 2 hours |
| | |per week in order to meet the study |
| | |requirements. |
|Age Group |Clients ages ranging from 18 to 50 years |The learning styles between younger |
| |of age. |students and older differ quite a bit. |
| | |The younger students seem more confident.|
|Sex |18 Females |Equal opportunities information and |
| | |guidelines are distributed to all new |
| | |students. |
|Employment Status |Employed ??“14 |The employed students wont have as much |
| |Self-Employed ??“ 2 |time available to study as the unemployed|
| |Student ??“ 1 |student. |
| |Unemployed – 1 | |
|Ethnicity |White British ??“ 15 |Tutors must be aware of cultural and |
| |Mixed Race ??“ 2 |possible language barriers when teaching |
| |White Polish – 1 |students. A couple of students do not |
| | |speak English clearly. |
|Disability |None |None |
| | | |
| | | |
|Ability |NVQ 2 ??“ 10 |Some students may complete some aspects |
| |NVQ 3 ??“ 2 |of the course quicker because of better |
| |A Levels ??“ 1 |understanding and higher education level.|
| |Degree ??“ 2 | |
| |Btec – 3 | |

1.2 Examples of Initial Assessment Activities

Formal Initial Assessments

??? College Enrolment Application Forms
??? Personality Bingo / Ice Breakers
??? I.T Assessments
??? Question and Answer
??? Interactive Presentations
??? Practical Demonstrations
??? Practical Assessment
??? Practical Tests / I.T. Literacy / Numeracy Skills Test
??? Practical Assignments
??? Online Knowledge Assessment
??? Case Study
??? Discussion

Informal Initial Assessments

??? Personality Bingo / Ice Breakers
??? Introductions
??? Group Discussions
??? Quiz
??? Case Study
??? Demonstrations
??? Body Language
??? Observing / Listening Skills of students
??? Communications Skills
??? Interactive Presentations
??? Homework and Self Study

1.3 Discussion and evaluations- Identify strengths and weaknesses of the initial assessment procedures you used