External Assessors for the Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Science in Anatomical Pathology Technology
What does an External Assessor do?
External assessors visit trainee APTs on the Level 3 Diploma APT course(s) in their home mortuaries. The role will include assessing the practical elements of Level 3 Diploma in the following areas:
Unit APT3.6A Assist with post mortem examinations
Unit APT3.7 Preparation and operation of a mortuary
Unit APT3.8 Prepare for post mortem examinations
Unit APT3.9 Team working
Unit APT3.11 Viewing of the deceased
The AAPT role in assessment
Training centres will be responsible for employing the use of external assessors, and AAPT assist in the facilitation of this process. In return external assessors will have all reasonable travel costs reimbursed.
There are no additional payments associated with this role, but as an external assessor you will obviously be entitled to valuable CPD credits and have the opportunity to assist in shaping the future role of the APT in a positive way by ensuring practical mortuary standards are high and maintained.
It is envisaged each student will need no more than 1, or possibly 2, days of external assessment.
Assessors are required in every region of the UK and a list of those who have qualified to become assessors will be held centrally by AAPT for centres to access.
What are the criteria for being an assessor of the Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Science in Anatomical Pathology Technology?
What is the first step?
The AAPT recommend that you gain professional registration with the Science Council or Academy for Healthcare Science before attending the awareness event.
Once your professional registration is confirmed, contact the AAPT office to declare an interest in attending an External Assessor Awareness event over Zoom.
The AAPT arrange a Zoom meeting when we have enough interested participants and will present the practical standards in more detail and the role of an assessor. AAPT can also discuss availability/practicality for you to have post mortem skills externally assessed.