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Level: 3

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Weeks: 52

Hours: 11.50

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

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.

Caroline Keeton

Caroline Keeton

Foundation degree is perfect stepping stone

Going to university simply wasn't an option when teaching assistant Caroline Keeton left school in the 1980s. But, more than 30 years on, the 51-year-old mum of two is about to start a top up degree course after completing a foundation degree in Children's and Young People's Services with Derby College. Caroline, who left school at 16 with just a handful of CSEs, discovered her interest in learning when she began work as a TA and took a course in childcare. Encouraged by how well she took to studying, she enrolled on a level 4 diploma at Derby College and a PTLS Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) course. Caroline – whose two adult daughters both studied for their A levels at Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre – now plans to use her degree to enhance her current role at a Long Eaton primary School. Rather than train to be a teacher after graduation she wants to become more involved in educational research projects within the existing TA job she loves. Going to Derby College has given Caroline the self-belief she needed to go on to higher education.

She added: "Caroline Friel, our lecturer, played a major part in my decision, and that of other students on my course, to go on and get a degree.

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