Assessing occupational and vocational competence is a critical role in education and training. Achieving this qualification will ensure quality assurance within the QCF assessment process. It involves supporting learners and assessing their work-based competence in order for them to achieve their qualification to their full potential.
The course will be delivered via workshops and 1-1 tutorials on a flexible basis to fit your needs. You will be allocated an Assessor who will provide guidance and support to enable you to collect evidence towards the completion of your qualification. Your Assessor will visit you in the workplace every three to four weeks and will ensure your evidence meets the national standard.
What are the benefits?
The qualification is made up of three units which consist of:
You will be assessed through the preparation of a portfolio of evidence to prove your abilities in assessing competence.
You will need to provide stationery.
Part-time postgraduate student Louise Rae Allen says Derby College helped her land the teaching job she longed for from childhood.
Psychology graduate Louise, 29, from Ambergate, was taken on by Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Ashbourne while she works towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Louise, who has dreamed of being a teacher from the age of 11, switched direction after working for five years as a careers co-ordinator at Queen Elizabeth.
She chose the course because it gave her the flexibility to study part-time, while continuing to work, and because of the strong reputation of its tutors. In 2016, the college achieved an "Outstanding" Ofsted rating for PGCE provision.
Louise is completing a two year part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Post 14 in Compulsory Education.
She said: "I'm sure I wouldn't have been taken on as a teacher without taking the course.
"The college tutors are excellent, the quality of their teaching and feedback is always of a high standard. The sessions they deliver are intellectually challenging, interesting and engaging.
"A lot of us work full-time, and the tutors are flexible and supportive. They really go the extra mile."