Contact us

If you have some general comments for us, or just want to let us know about something you think we did well, please send us your feedback.

OSAT: Capacity research and evaluation of the current model for delivery

Onsite assessment (OSAT) is aimed at construction workers who have skills, experience and training but no formally recognised qualifications.

CITB, government agencies, AOs, trade bodies, employers and assessment centres are all involved in developing the OSAT system.

This report was commissioned to pursue six key objectives:
  1. Determining the current volume of onsite assessors available to construction
  2. Establishing whether the current supply of onsite assessors is adequate to meet current needs
  3. Quantifying future demand for onsite assessors by volume and subject;
  4. Identifying the key drivers for career decisions amongst assessors;
  5. Providing an assessment of the quality of onsite assessment practice, including its efficiency and effectiveness; and
  6. Investigating whether there is an alternative model for onsite assessment training.

Using our research

Copyright and all other intellectual property subsisting in these materials rest absolutely in CITB. All such rights are reserved.  You may imprint, copy, down load or temporarily save extracts from the copyrighted material only for your own personal information, and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to its contents. You may not use any part of the content for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of the copyrighted material must always be acknowledged.

Share