Assessment is measuring an upstream oil and gas trainee’s competence against a national standard, and collecting evidence that prove the standard has been met. 

The role of a Mentor, Expert Witness Advisor, Assessor or Internal Verifier, all play a key part in the training and assessing process.  All roles need to understand the requirements of the Training and Assessment Programme and the specific SVQ Unit Standards on which the competences to be achieved are based. 

Detailed guidance and information on the roles and responsibilities of Mentors, Expert Witness Advisors, Assessors and Internal Verifiers can be found in the associating Assessment Strategy relevant to the specific SVQ Unit Standards.

Our requirements and recommendations for the assessment, verification and external quality control of SVQ’s for the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry guidance documents can be accessed below: