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Level: 3

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Weeks: 52

Hours: 11.50

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Tuition (£): 811.00*

Concessions: 811.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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?

  • Gain a recognised qualification in assessment, which is required by many awarding bodies
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of assessment and evidence your commitment to this
  • Embed best practice in assessment
  • Contribute to increased efficiency and effectiveness of assessment within your organisation

Entry requirements

You need:

  • Evidence of a qualification in the area you wish to assess
  • To be in a position to follow your organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Access to at least two learners who are completing an NVQ or equivalent qualification
  • Access to an allocated countersigning Assessor/Mentor and a qualified Internal Verifier within the area you are assessing, so that they can give you further support

Course Content

The qualification is made up of three units which consist of:

  • Unit 1 - Understanding the Principles and Practice of Assessment
  • Unit 2 – Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment
  • Unit 3 – Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through the preparation of a portfolio of evidence to prove your abilities in assessing competence.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to provide stationery.

What can I do after this course?

  • Implement what you have learnt in the workplace and improve practices
  • Progress to an Internal Verifier Award
  • Progress to a Train the Trainer course
  • Progress to a Level 3 Award or Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, if your role involves delivery to groups of learners alongside assessing
  • Progress to a Facilitating Individual Learning and Development course if your role involves individual teaching or training
  • Progress to a Coaching course

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Rhiannon Elliott

Rhiannon Elliott

Taking a teaching career to new levels

Rhiannon Elliott has not looked back since embarking on the PGCE. Formal teacher training was critical for her role as a Travel and Tourism teacher at Derby College – and she feels particularly fortunate that she could achieve her ambitions through part-time study at the College itself.

She gained a nationally recognised qualification without having to move away from home. And so enjoyable was her learning experience that she has now begun studying for a Masters in Education with the University of Derby.

Derby College has offered me lots of support throughout my course. Sometimes working full time and studying can be quite challenging. However, the College has kept me on track and has been very open to helping me respond to any challenges. Reflecting on what I’ve learnt and how it has influenced my work is great.
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