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

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    54 Guided Learning Hours

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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.

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