Competence Assessor - OPITO Training

The competence assessor standard has been developed for individuals within an organisation who are designated to be competence assessors and to ensure they are competent to perform their work according to operational standards. The training will provide trainee assessors / delegates with tools to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out assessments within the workplace.

Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization

This course
is approved by OPITO.
Duration: 2 days
Participants: 2-16 prs
Validity: No expiry
Course Content
 The training consists of the following modules and elements:
  1. Introduction to Assessment
    1.1. Introduction to competence assessment
    1.2. Evidence sources
  2. Planning and Carrying out the Assessment
    2.1 Assessment planning
    2.2 Collecting and evaluating evidence and making the assessment decision
  3. Feedback and Record Keeping
    3.1 Recording assessment decisions
    3.2 Providing feedback

Workplace Evidence Requirements

In order to achieve the Workplace Evidence Requirements, delegates must submit, as a minimum, the assessment-related documentation listed below to Lerus Training Centre within a twelve month period.  Two candidates must be assessed in the workplace and the same two candidates must be used throughout the assessment process:

a) A minimum of one Assessment Plan for each candidate containing the following information:

  1. Who is to be involved in the assessment
  2. Unit(s)/Criteria/Task to be assessed
  3. Planned assessment date(s)
  4. Assessment method(s) to be used including, as a minimum, observation or simulation and questioning (per candidate).

b) Records for each candidate demonstrating that the planned assessments were carried out using appropriate assessment methods. c) An assessment record for each candidate demonstrating that the evidence gathered in the assessment is mapped against the relevant Unit(s)/Criteria/Task d) Records of feedback to each candidate which include the assessment decision made. e) Internal Verification Records of both assessments by the employing organisation’s representative responsible for the quality assurance of assessment decisions.


The aims and objectives of this programme are to impart initial training requirements to enable trainee assessors, now referred to as learners, to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out competence assessments. Upon successful completion of the training, and with evidence that the skills and knowledge have been successfully applied in the workplace, the learner would be eligible to conduct workplace assessments, providing they themselves are technically competent in the discipline being assessed. Following this training, it will be the responsibility of the employing organisation to allow each assessor to gain further experience. This will normally fall under the jurisdiction of the organisation’s internal verifier position(s).

Admission Requirements

There are no formal learner pre-requisites for attendance on the Competence Assessor Training Programme; although learners must provide evidence that they have access to a minimum of two candidates undergoing an assessment process in their workplace.
The participant must possess a valid, current offshore medical certificate or possess an operator approved medical certificate or undergoes medical screening.

Frequently asked questions - OPITO Competence assessor

After completing the course, will participants receive an official Opito certification?

Yes, upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded an official Opito certification, recognizing their competence and skills as assessors.

What is the main objective of the "Competence Assessor" course offered by Lerus?

The "Competence Assessor" course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to effectively assess the competence of personnel in their respective roles. It covers the principles of competence assessment, the assessor's role and responsibilities, and the methodologies to ensure fair, consistent, and reliable assessments.

Who should consider enrolling in the "Competence Assessor" course?

The course is ideal for individuals responsible for assessing competence within their organization. This includes supervisors, team leaders, and HR professionals who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the assessment process and ensure that assessments are conducted in line with Opito standards.

Reviews - OPITO Competence assessor

Useful course
I was positively surprised on that how much I could discover about assessing the competency. It is useful and interesting course indeed. Also i've liked Lerus Facility - it is nice and modern centre with helpful staff and competent instructors. Review by: Vitaliy
The course is well delivered with necessary knowledge on the subject and the faculty were very accommodating with the shortcomings I had. Walk in empty and walk out as a competent accessor with the standards maintained and preached by the Lerus Instructor with at most precision. Would recommend the centre if you are looking to get certified amidst a professional environment with great infrastructure and faculty. Review by: Rosario V. Leon
Highly recommend
During a course, I learned a huge amount of information for the professional conduct of assessments, which develops and raises my professional skills to a higher level. Thanks to the Lerus crew for full support and to instructor Vitaliy for the intelligible explanation of the OPITO standard requirements. Review by: A. Oryekhov

Lerus Training, operating in 8 countries, offers the OPITO Competence Assessor, a program designed for individuals designated to be competence assessors in the offshore petroleum industry. This training standard is crucial for those responsible for assessing competence in the workplace, ensuring adherence to OPITO standards. The course covers various methods of assessment, including the roles and responsibilities involved in competence assessment, and provides trainees with the skills needed to make appropriate assessment decisions.

Upon successful completion of the training, delegates are prepared to carry out competence assessments with quality assurance, using tools and knowledge acquired during the course. The aim of this training is to impart the required knowledge and understanding for assessing competence, focusing on reasons for having competence systems in the workplace. Lerus Training Centre ensures that each trainee assessor is equipped to handle the responsibilities involved in the competence assessor role, making them a valuable representative to the training provider. This OPITO-approved training is essential for those in the oil and gas industry, looking to enhance their skills in competence assurance.

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