Level 3 Award in assessing Vocationally Related Achievement

In order to be able to assess learners undertaking formal accredited learning, 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 3.

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 learners 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 you 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. You do not need to carry out any assessment activities with learners to achieve this.

Unit 3: Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding – 303

(Credit Value 6 / Guided learning hours 30)

This is a competence / performance based unit designed to enable learners to demonstrate that they are able to assess students outside of the work environment in a training room or classroom, a workshop or any other training environment. (This will be demonstrated and evidenced by skills tests, oral and written questions, assignments, projects, case studies or simulations)

This Unit is for practitioners who will be required to assess competence in the training environment (workshops, classrooms or other training centres) only.

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Course information:

Awarding body:
City & Guilds
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 unit 1 and unit 3, it is best suited to assessors who will only assess achievements in training or vocational situations e.g. classrooms, workshops, or simulated environments where assessment is through skills tests, assignments , written questions, case studies or projects.

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.

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