This is a four step model for evaluating apprentice's skills:
In consultations with the apprentice, you can use the categories from the four step model to give feedback about his/her progress (or lack thereof).
The four steps specify the level, on which the apprentice executes different tasks.
The apprentice’s performance should be evaluated regularly. This is necessary, if the apprentice is to get a sense of his/her learning and progress.
Evaluation also helps to teach the apprentice the standards of quality that apply to the specific area.
Your role as evaluator can sometimes be difficult, if the apprentice is not performing well. But regardless of the apprentice’s performance, he/she needs to be evaluated to know about his/her own progress, his/her competences and what needs more practice.
The apprentice exipects you to know correct procedures, the professional standards that apply, and how the work should be carried out.
Evaluation of the apprentice's performance should move gradually towards professional standards, as the apprentice meets more difficult challenges. Click here to download the the four step model.