Course Detail

COMPETENCY EVALUATION & ASSESSMENT Duration: 1 Week/s

Course Information

  • Course Price £4260 Plus VAT
  • Location UK Courses
  • Course Code CEA
  • Course Date 15 Mar - 19 Mar 2021

Course Objectives

Competency assessment looks at the potential or existing skills and competencies of the employees to specified performance standards. This is done to determine their aptitude and suitability for certain roles. A competency-based assessment ensures that employees’ skills and competency profiles align with the business’s strategic plans. In a competency-based approach, your training and assessment are related to what needs to be done on the job. This means the gap between the training environment and working on the job is reduced. Further, employees are motivated to learn, assessment is cost-effective, and you can reduce cost overruns that are a result of poor performance.

Who Should Attend?

Training Managers, HR Administrators, Learning & Development Professionals, Talent Management Staff, etc.

Course Overview

Introduction to Competency Evaluation & Assessment

  • The need for training to produce measurable results

  • The Training Cycle (Analysis, Design, Develop, Conduct, Evaluate)

  • Understanding competency

  • Competency evaluation and assessment methods

  • Limitations of the model

  • Case studies of successful use of the model


  • Designing Evaluation & Assessment Activities
  • An introduction to psychometric testing

  • Ability and personality testing

  • Competency-based interviews

  • 360-degree feedback

  • Self-assessment

  • Skill gap analysis


  • Designing Assessment Centres
  • Introduction to Assessment centres: State-of-the-Art in Assessment

  • Guidelines for Assessment Centres

  • Ethical Considerations

  • Designing appropriate testing, methods and assessments

  • Being an effective assessor

  • Examples of activities and methods


  • Training Needs Analysis – Demonstrating Value
  • Kirkpatrick's levels of evaluation

  • Calculating a cost-benefit

  • Measuring the Return on Investment (ROI)

  • Overview of DIF Analysis

  • What is training needs analysis?

  • How to prioritise training needs?

  • Constructing Training & Learning Activities
  • How adults learn: Andragogy

  • How to measure learning styles and the limitations of learning styles

  • What are learning outcome objectives and why do we need them?

  • Writing objectives using Bloom’s Taxonomy

  • The business case for training, learning & development

  • Personal action planning


  • Learning Goal

    By attending this training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe competency-based evaluation and assessment (knowledge)

  • List the critical requirements for psychometric testing (comprehension)

  • Design an effective assessment centre (synthesis)

  • Calculate training cost-benefit analysis for training (evaluation)
  • Apply learnt materials to their learning and development activities (application)


  • Dynamic presentations support each of the topics together with interactive sessions of discussion. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice these skills.

    Training Methodology

    This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes stimulating presentations supporting each of the topics together with interactive trainer lead sessions of discussion. There will also be practical sessions where participants can practice and experience course related activities. Practical and fun exercises, short video presentations, small group work and feedback will be used to facilitate learning.

    Course Materials

    Course notes small group work, exercises and feedback will be used to facilitate learning.