Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate Level 3

Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate Level 3

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Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate Level 3

Following two workshops at the start of the course where you will learn about the principles and practices of assessment, you will then be assigned an Assessor who will support you for the remainder of the qualification on a one to one basis with face to face meetings arranged at mutually convenient times. You will also receive: 

  • All assessment and quality assurance activities relating to your qualification.
  • Registration and certification fees with the awarding organisation. 

This qualification is for people who assess occupational competence in a work environment. You will complete all three units of the Assessor Award.

Start date/s: TBA - Quarterly

 

 
Duration 6 - 12 months
Study mode Part Time
Start date Various
Campus University Centre (Workshops) & Workplace
Course code 32378-01
Fee £900

What you will study

Through our learner-centred approach, you will study the principles and practice of assessment as it applies in the work environment (assessing vocational qualifications in the workplace, ie NVQs).  By the end of the qualification you will have developed the skills required to be able to competently assess a range of learners both in and outside of the workplace using a variety of methods. 

Unit 1:  Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment 

Unit Reference No:  D/601/5313 

Credit Value:  3 

The aim of this unit is to assess a learning and development practitioner’s knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of assessment. 

Unit 2:  Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment 

Unit Reference No:  H/601/5314 

Credit Value:  6 

The aim of this unit is to assess a learning and development practitioner’s performance in carrying out assessments of occupational competence in a work environment. 

Target groups 

This is a valuable unit for all trainers and teachers of vocational subjects that involve assessment of occupational competence in a work environment. 

Unit 3:  Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding 

Unit Reference No:  F/601/5319 

Credit Value:  6 

The aim of this unit is to assess a learning and development practitioner’s performance in carrying out the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding outside of the work environment.

 

How you will be assessed

Assessment will be through a number of different methods, including:

  • Written questions
  • Oral questions
  • Observation (at least once by your Assessor in your workplace)
  • Witness Testimony
  • Work Product
  • Professional Discussion

Entry requirements

19+

You must be working in a role where you will have access to at least two learners (on NVQ/apprenticeship programmes) that you can assess with support from a qualified mentor (assessor or IQA). 

When assessing learners in the work environment, you must be able to evidence that you are using the following assessment methods (Awarding Body requirement):

  • Observation
  • Work product
  • Questioning

What's Next

Qualified assessors may choose to progress to doing the L4 IQA Award, although they must have IQA responsibilities in order to be able to achieve this.  Another qualification that might be of interest is the L3 Award in Education and Training.

 

Campus Locations

University Centre

Park Lane
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS3 1AA
0113 216 2406
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.6 MilesWebsite

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