Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)

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  • Course Date

    Date TBC

  • Duration

    84 Guided Learning Hours

  • ID

    1st4Sp_06

PRICE

£549

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

This course is intended for those who assess in the work environment and in other training environments such as workshops or classrooms.  The qualification is recognised as the industry standard assessing qualification covering all environments for the further education and skills sector by the Education & Training Foundation.

 

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification covers understanding the principles and practices of assessment, assessing occupational competence in the work environment and assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding.

 

Who is it suitable for?

You will need to be working as an assessor as you are required to demonstrate competence in both knowledge and skills.  You should be at least 19 years old.  The qualification is transferable to any sector you have occupational competence in.  You may wish to continue your professional development by up-skilling to become an internal verifier by completing the 1st4sport Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF).

 

What is the duration of the course?

The recommended guided learning hours are 84 which gives you 15 credits.  You can usually complete the course in 6 months or less.

 

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. You must also carry out at least two assessments of two candidates’ occupational competence.  Competence in the work environment must be evidenced via performance where highlighted in bold and the remaining evidenced by performance or other methods in the relevant assessing environment: Observation of performance in the work environment, Examining products of work, Questioning the learner, Discussing with the learner, Use of others (witness testimony), Looking at learner statements, Recognising prior learning.

Competence for the non-work environment must be evidenced via performance where highlighted in bold plus two others, and the remaining evidenced by performance or other methods in the relevant assessing environment: Assessments of the learner in simulated environments, Skills tests, Oral and written questions, Assignments, Projects, Case studies, Recognising prior learning.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Your tutor will have experience of assessing teacher training either in the school or other work environment.  Many of our tutors have national and international assessment experience in this field.  One of the tutors is the afPE National Lead for Assessment.

 

How much will this cost?

The course costs £549+vat.  This includes your registration fee which we pay to 1st4sport on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course portfolio/learner pack, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.

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