Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

About this Qualification

This is for practitioners who assess the demonstration of competence in a work environment using the following assessment methods: observation, examining work products, oral questioning and discussion, use of others (e.g. witnesses), learner statements and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Price: £699.99

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On successful completion of the course, you would:

  • Understand the principles & requirements of assessment
  • Understand different types of assessment methods
  • Understand how to plan assessment
  • Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
  • Understand how to make assessment decisions
  • Understand own contribution to the quality assurance of assessment
  • Understand how to manage information relating to assessment of occupational competence
  • Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment
  • Be able to plan the assessment of occupational competence
  • Be able to make assessment decisions about occupational competence
  • Be able to provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence
  • Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing occupational competence
  • Be able to prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Be able to carry out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Be able to provide required information following the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

Who is it For? 

  • For individuals who are not in an assessor’s role, or who have just started their journey as an assessor in the further education and skills sector / private sector
  • For individuals who are interested in knowing more about assessment or who need to know about assessment practice as part of their role
  • For individuals who want a short qualification to enable them to make career choices
  • For individuals who are not currently practicing e.g. a starting point for aspiring assessors or a professional development qualification for managers, HR or quality assurance personnel
  • For individuals who are carrying out assessments and quality assurance in most learning environments including FE, Adult Continuing Learning, Employers and Third Sector
  • For individuals who are carrying out quality assurance in all occupational sectors
  • For individuals working in accredited learning OR non accredited learning (where people may assess performance but do not assess for a qualification); the NQF and the RQF
  • For individuals who have already achieved some Education & Training or Learning & Development units that can be carried forward into this qualification
  • For individuals who have completed some introduction to training qualifications

Course Contents 

  • A planned approach to reading and research relating to principles, theories and practice
  • Evidence of a reflective approach
  • Reflection on own practice grounded upon reading
  • Consideration of how professional values impact on working in your area

Course Assessment 

For vocational assessments: Assessments in simulated environments | Skills tests | Oral and written questions | Assignments | Projects | Case studies | RPL

Requirements 

  • You must be a minimum of 19 years old
  • Good reading & writing skills in English
  • A lot of ‘Patience’ (This is an intensive course!)
  • Knowledge of the subject you wish to assess
  • A passion for learning new things and generating enough evidence to cover the National Standards in order to PASS this qualification
  • Access to 2 learners that you would be assessing during the practical assessment
  • Filled up ‘Application Form’
  • A photographic proof of identification [Any 1 of the following]
    • Valid Passport with VISA (any nationality)
    • Signed UK Photo Card Driving Licence
    • Valid Warrant Card issued by HM Forces or Police
    • Other photographic ID card, e.g. Employee ID Card (must be current employer), Student ID Card, Travel card, etc.
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