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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.

Jacqui Heath

Jacqui Heath

Tutor Jacqui helps students find the right words thanks to TESOL course


Tutor Jacqui Heath is teaching students from all over the world to improve their English and literacy skills after she gained Level 5 Diploma in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) via Derby College.
Jacqui, whose background is in PR and journalism, initially took a PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) course at her local college.
She wanted a career which combined her professional writing and editing skills with the teaching experience she gained while home educating her children.
Motivated by the rewards and challenges of adult education, she decided to further her qualifications by enrolling for the Derby College TESOL course.  She gained the level 5 diploma in 2013.
Since then, Jacqui has taught students from across the globe – including Eritrea, Sudan, Pakistan and Eastern Europe – to confidently speak, read and write English.
Rather than studying online, Jacqui chose to go to Derby College so she could observe how her teachers delivered sessions.
Jacqui added:

The tutors gave generously of their expert experience as we gained all the knowledge and skills necessary to launch ourselves into an ESL teaching career, whether at home or abroad. I think the most important thing I left with was the confident thumbs up from the excellent teaching staff.

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