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

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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.

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