grades and competencies are two different methods for evaluating a student.
Normally, a specific grade may award a competency.
Grades - are for: completed activity, feedback that is manually graded by an instructor, an achieved letter grade, or an achieved passing grade of "70%".
If the student achieves the grade for any of those graded options - that can be awarded the competency.
Forklift driver - Skill I requires that the student completes:
- The on-line course, with a passing grade of 90%
- On-the-job observation with a certified forklift instruction. grade with feedback
- 20 hours on with an certified co-worker, another completed activity
When the student has passing values for all requirements they are awarded the competency for Forklift Driver Skill I
There an two more Skill levels, each skill level builds on the other.....more requirements with a corresponding competency for the skill level.