Level 3 Award In Assessing Competence In The Workplace

In order to be able to assess your team is undertaking formal accredited training, whether in the workplace or within a classroom or training environment, you must hold an Assessor Qualification. The new Suite of Assessor qualifications consists of 3 units. This qualification consists of unit 1 and unit 2.

Unit 1: Understand the Principles and Practices of assessment (Mandatory Unit) – 301

(Credit value 3 / Guided learning hours 24)

This is a knowledge based unit and is designed to enable your team members to have a full and comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of assessment. This is a mandatory unit for anybody wishing to become an assessor.

Please note that this is a knowledge based unit only and does not, on its own, qualify your employee to carry out assessments. The qualification is suitable for aspiring assessors, or managers and supervisors who are required to have an understanding of the assessment process. They do not need to carry out any assessment activities with learners to achieve this.

Unit 2: Assess Occupational Competence in the work environment – 302

(Credit Value 6 / Guided learning hours 30)

This is a competence / performance based unit designed to enable your team to demonstrate that they are able to assess learners to confirm their occupational competence in a work environment. (This will be demonstrated and evidenced by observations of performance in the work environment, examining products of work and questioning the learner)

This unit is for practitioners who will be required to assess competence in the workplace only. The assessments might be towards a qualification, a programme of learning or to confirm an employee’s competence towards their job specification.


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Course information:

Awarding body:
Course duration:
6 - 9 Months
Course location:
The course is delivered across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon.

Who is this course for?

This qualification consists of two units, 301 & 302. It is designed for assessors who assess competence in work-based environments using methods such as observations, questioning and discussions and work-based product related evidence.

Key facts:

  • Must have access to 2 candidates undertaking a formal assessed qualification at Level 2 and Level 3.
  • Must be over 19 years of age.
  • Must be competent in the subject area you are assessing in.
  • Must undertake a functional skills assessment to confirm an acceptable knowledge of Maths and English.
  • Must be IT literate and have access to a computer / internet / Skype (or other video conferencing programme), and Microsoft office compatible software.
  • Must have access to a printer, scanner and email for forwarding and uploading evidence.
  • Available to be paid privately

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