Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

What is the qualification about?

Designed for experienced assessors, the course provides the knowledge and skills needed to perform the key activities of internally quality assuring assessment.  Holders can gain employment as an internal verifier.  The qualification is transferable to any sector learners have occupational competence in and provides a national benchmark of good practice for England.

 

What does this qualification cover?

Our learning programmes include: an induction to the qualification and your programme of learning and assessment; a learning programme that meets your needs, focusing on the theory and practice of internal verification; a programme of assessment, spread throughout the course, including observations of your internal verification practice by an appropriately qualified assessor.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is intended for those who maintain the quality of assessment from within an organisation or assessment centre.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The recommended guided learning hours are 90 and this gives you 12 credits.  Our learning programmes will usually be designed to meet the needs of the learners.  They may, therefore, vary in length and format.  Depending on your needs and circumstance, we can offer intensive courses or a series of learning events, over a period of weeks or months.

 

How is it assessed?

Performance is assessed specifically in the following:

  • demonstrate an appropriate knowledge and understanding of the internal quality assurance of assessment, which will be assessed via performance, tasks and questioning
  • utilise an internal quality assurance strategy and sampling plan
  • plan, carry out and review an internal quality assurance intervention with an assessor and two learners
  • plan, carry out and review an internal quality assurance intervention with a different assessor and two learners, observed by an appropriately qualified assessor
  • carry out evaluations of two internal quality assurance interventions for two assessors (four in total)

 

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 and another is a qualified Ofsted inspector currently inspecting in the FE Sector.

 

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.

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.

Level 3 Award in Workforce Mentoring (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

Mentoring is a powerful tool, particularly in the education and development of those involved in sport at all levels.

 

What does this qualification cover?

Learners are provided with an introduction to the principles and practice of mentoring a workforce whether paid or voluntary.  The two units included are: Preparing for the Mentoring Role and Organising and Undertaking Supervised Mentoring in the Workplace

 

Who is it suitable for?

You must be at least 18 years of age to enrol on this course.  The knowledge and skills gained from this qualification will allow you to qualify in any sector you have occupational competence in.

To achieve the qualification, you (the trainee mentor) will need the support of an organisation that will give you access to two members of its workforce in paid or voluntary roles to be mentored over a minimum of three months each.  The organisation must also provide an appropriate supervisor for you.  The mentees can be from different organisations if necessary.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The recommended guided learning hours is 21 which give you 7 credits.  There will be 3 tutored days in total – 2 delivery days and 1 day observing practical performance.

 

How is it assessed?

A variety of assessment methods are used including a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration / assignment and a practical examination

 

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 and another is a qualified Ofsted inspector currently inspecting in the FE Sector.

 

How much will this cost?

The course costs £175+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.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

The 1st4 sport Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) has been developed by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), as an introduction to teaching.  It replaces the 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF) (PTLLS).  The qualification provides you with the knowledge and skills to plan, deliver, manage, facilitate, assess and review learning sessions and this acts as an introduction to teaching/training in the further education and skills sector or personnel who provide training within a workplace other than further education. 

 

What does this qualification cover?

This course covers three units: understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training; understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education; and understanding assessment in education and training.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement. Therefore, it may be undertaken by individuals who are not currently in a teaching role.  There is a minimum requirement to take part in microteaching.  You must also be 19 years or over and be able to communicate effectively in English which includes listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Those who complete this qualification and want to continue their professional development can become qualified assessors by completing any of our 1st4sport’s assessing qualifications.  Should you be interested in the Level 4 Certificate or the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training please contact: andrew@afTLC.com or call Andy on 07803 603450.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The recommended guided learning hours are 61 which is equivalent to 12 credits.  We run this course over a week.  Many of our competitors squeeze this course into three or four days, which we think is too short a time to prepare the foundations for effective teaching.  We prefer quality in greater depth in order to provide high quality teaching within the system.

 

How is it assessed?

This is a knowledge-based teaching qualification.  There is, however, a minimum requirement to take part in microteaching.  Microteaching is where trainee teachers prepare and deliver a short teaching and learning session to their peers and then evaluate their practice.  The qualification is composed of one mandatory unit and two optional groups containing various optional units, of which one must be selected from each group.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

The tutors used to deliver this qualification have experience in teaching and in teacher training in the Higher Education sector.

 

How much will this cost?

The course costs £399+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.

Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally-Related Achievement (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

This course assesses learning and development of practitioners’ performances in carrying out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the work environment such as a workshop, classroom or other training environment.  The qualification is transferable to any sector you have occupational competence in, and provides a national benchmark of good practice for England.

 

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification is recognised as the industry standard vocational skills assessing qualification for the further education and skills sector by the Education & Training Foundation.  It covers two main areas: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment and Assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding.

 

Who is it suitable for?

You must be a minimum 18 years of age and should have an appropriate vocational or competency-based qualification at least one level above the qualification you will be assessing.  You must also have access to assessment opportunities in their own specialist area.  This qualification is designed to provide learning and development practitioners with a qualification to confirm competency in assessment practice when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace.  If you wish to progress to the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF), then you can take advantage of Credit Accumulation Transfer (CAT) or recognition of prior learning (RPL) as some of the units in the qualification will already have been achieved or generated.  In addition you may wish to continue their 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 54 which gives you 9 credits

 

How is it assessed?

Competence must be evidenced via performance in the method highlighted in bold plus two others and the remaining evidenced by performance or other methods in the relevant assessing non-work 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 worked in a school and Further/Higher Education work environment.  Many of our tutors have national and international assessment experience.  One of the tutors is the afPE National Lead for Assessment.

 

How much will this cost?

The course costs £349+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.

Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

The 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF) assesses learning and development of practitioners’ performances in carrying out assessments of occupational competence, in an individual’s work environment.  The qualification is transferable to any sector you have occupational competence in, and provides a national benchmark of good practice for England.

 

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification is recognised as the industry standard work environment assessing qualification for the further education and skills sector by the Education & Training Foundation.  It covers two main areas: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment and Assessing occupational competence in the work environment.

 

Who is it suitable for?

You must be a minimum 18 years of age and should have an appropriate vocational or competency-based qualification at least one level above the qualification they will be assessing.  You must also have access to assessment opportunities in your own specialist area.  If you achieve this award and wish to progress to the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) you can take advantage of Credit Accumulation Transfer (CAT), as some of the units in the qualification will already have been achieved.  You can also take advantage of recognition of prior learning (RPL) as some of the knowledge required to achieve the Certificate may have already been generated.  In addition 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 guided learning hours are 54 which gives you 9 credits.

 

How is it assessed?

Competence in the highlighted bold items must be demonstrated in performance 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.

 

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 £349+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.