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Level: 3

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Weeks: 52

Hours: 11.50

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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.

Louise Rea-Allen

Louise Rea-Allen

Career swap part-time student lands teachers’ job

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."


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