Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
The full Award required for anyone wishing to become an Assessor
This qualification is intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (for example a workshop, classroom or other training environment).
The Award aims to provide the essential knowledge and understanding that assessment staff need, and offer additional units that describe competent practice. This approach gives flexibility and a greater potential to meet the needs of aspiring Assessors. This qualification is for learners aged 19 and above.
Check out our blog post on other things to consider when wishing to become an Assessor.
- How long is the course?
There is no set duration for the course, but we recommend an approximate length of 6 months.
- How do I get to practice Assessing?
You will be allowed access to our learners to gain the practical and theoretical knowledge required. Alternatively, you are able to provide your own learners, for example if Apprentices are employed at your place of work and are willing to have you work with them on certain units.
The Award is not limited to certain industries, e.g. Childcare – it applies to any sector.
- How many units are there?
There are three mandatory units required to achieve the full Award.
- What do the units cover?
The units to be achieved are:
– Unit 01: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
– Unit 02: Assess occupational competence in the work environment
– Unit 03: Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
- Who is the Awarding Body?
This is awarded by NCFE.
- How is it assessed?
The qualification is assessed internally by a range of methods including written assignments and practical observations. It is then verified by an external assessor.
- Where is the training held?
This course is not set in a particular work space or classroom – we will work with you to arrange suitable locations to meet for discussion and practical work. At the moment, this qualification is only available for those in Hampshire.
- How much does it cost?
This qualification costs £700 including VAT per person – no other charges or expenses will be incurred. Payment plans available.
- How do I enrol?