Through our learner-centred approach, you will study the principles and practice of assessment as it applies to the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding outside the workplace. By the end of the qualification you will have developed the skills required to be able to competently assess a range of learners 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 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.
Assessment methods include: assessments of the learner in simulated environments, skills tests, oral and written questions, assignments, projects, case studies, recognising prior learning.
The unit does not require the design of assessments.
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
You must be working in a role where you will have access to at least two learners (on appropriate vocational programmes) that you can assess with support from a qualified mentor (assessor or IQA).
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.