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Q: What's the Assessor's role?
A: An Assessor is an adult mentor who is experienced and/or qualified in the area of your activity. You will usually have one Assessor for each Section of the Award. Sometimes you may need more than one Assessor for a Section, for example if your Physical Recreation activity is two seasonal sports, you might have one Assessor for cricket and one for football.
Assessors will help you set your goals and offer guidance to you during the course of the Award. While you are involved in an activity, they will assess your progress and when you have completed an activity they will complete a final report.
Q: How do I approach someone and ask them to be my Assessor?
A: Communication and negotiation are an important part of what you learn through the Award, and are important skills to develop for your future life. There are perforated letters in every Section of your record book, to be given to your Assessor for that Section. These letters outline the role and responsibilities as an Assessor, you may use these letters when you approach the Assessor.
Q: If I go overseas, will I need to find an Assessor in the country which I'm going to?
A: This depends on how long you're going for. If it is a short term trip and you are just planning to continue your activities whilst you are there, you do not need to find another Assessor (you can report to your Assessor here). If you are planning on undertaking most or all of your activity whilst you're overseas, then, yes, you will need to find an Assessor in the country you're going to.