- Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment(QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
- Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
- Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
A new suite of qualifications has been developed to support the new Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) and which replace the A1 Assessor award and related qualifications (A2 vocational assessor course). If you already have A and/or V units you won’t need to re-qualify.
They have been developed for those working in accredited learning, non-accredited learning, the NQF and the QCF. The qualifications consist of a mix of units – some competence-based and some knowledge based units.
Two level 3 Awards and a level 3 Certificate have been developed for assessors. Each has one or more units in common. Unit 1 is a knowledge based and Units 2 & 3 are competence based. Additional units confirming competence can be taken at the same time as, or after, achieving the knowledge unit. All three qualifications will be externally verified by OCR.
This qualification is intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding (Non-competence qualifications) in environments other than the workplace (for example a workshop, classroom or other training environment).
- Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 Credits)
- Unit 2: Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment (6 Credits)
- Unit 3: Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding (6 Credits)
Requires the completion of the entire three units leads to the award of OCR Level 3 Certificate in assessing Vocational Achievements.
Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment – requires you to know and understand the principles and practices that underpin assessment. You will need to write an assignment demonstrating your knowledge and understanding and complete a workbook that shows your research into assessment practice and associated legal requirements.
Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment – is to assess your performance in assessing occupational competence in an individual’s work environment. Observation of your practice in the workplace by your assessor is an essential assessment component of this qualification along with assessment of work products and evidence of questioning your learners. Additional assessment methods that may be used could include witness testimonies and statements from learners.
Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding – is to assess your performance in assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace. This could be in workshops, classrooms or other training environments. You will need to provide evidence for at least three of the
You will be provided with a username and password, to log in our online learning platform. You will be able to access your course material, use the online resources and submit your assignments. If you have any queries, you are able to contact your tutor or one of our advisers by email, phone or arrange a virtual meeting (if necessary).
Use of technology is highly encouraged in learning and development. Some assessments can be carried out using Skype, video, webinars or any web conference. Fast track is possible for those who are dedicated to studying at a fast pace, have resources and access to learning opportunities.
These qualifications are available to anyone who is capable of reaching the required standards however you need access to candidates to use to gain evidence of assessment in the vocational area chosen.
It includes registration with the awarding body, tuition, assessment and certification.
There is no minimum duration but the qualification is awarded when you have met the assessment criteria for each unit though we envisage duration of between 4 to 6 months.
Any time (Online)