Each learner after attending an approved training course and attaining the training certificate requires a period of workplace experience to practise new skills and knowledge. This period allows for the consolidation of skills and knowledge against work based tasks. The learner is issued with a Work Based Task Assignment specifying the range of tasks and complex jobs required before the learner can move on to Stage 3. A workplace consolidation period of 3 to 12 months is recommended to give the person the opportunity to complete the Work Based Task Assignment. The individual must satisfactorily demonstrate that they have carried out each of the steps indicated in the Work Based Task Assignment on a minimum of three occasions. This may mean in practice that they complete more than three task assignment records as they may not carry out every step on each occasion.
The Work Based Task Assignment record may be verified by any person with overall responsibility for the correct, safe and accurate completion of the task. This could be:
• A supervisor or team leader
• A line manager
• Any other person with responsibility for the final approval and quality assurance for the relevant task, for example a QC Inspector or permit authority
When the person has achieved satisfactory completion of the Work Based Task Assignment and signed off by their employer they can then move onto Stage 3.
The Training Provider will issue the relevant Work Based Task Assignment/s to each learner at the end of each approved training course and explain to the learners the Work Based Task Assignment purpose and use.