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Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (Units 1,2,3)

This Level 3 Assessor Certificate qualifies you to assess learners in workplaces and classroom learning environments. We offer 100% online delivery and assessment of the Level 3 Assessor Course – part of our robust Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) portfolio.

Course Overview

This course  was previously called the D32/D33 and then the A1.  Around 2013 this changed to the 3 unit Assessor course which forms part of the Level 3 TAQA courses. This current course has no expiry and you do can assess NVQ, QCF, RQF, Apprenticeships etc in your are of expertise.

Wondering how we will assess you during the COVID-19 lockdown? Read our ELN COVID-19 Assessment Strategy for more details. We will make sure we support you through to completion at this difficult time.

Once you complete this online Assessor qualification, if you have the relevant subject expertise you can become a beauty assessor, construction CSCS assessor, health & safety assessor, fitness assessor, driving assessor, social care assessor, early years assessor etc.

 Why choose ELN?

There are many reasons to choose ELN The e-Learning Network. You will receive a personal, dedicated 5-star rated, UK-based personal tutor and a highly praised modern easy-to-use Learning Management System.

All our courses are globally recognised and lead to professional membership and recognition the UK and beyond.

Most of all, our students love that we offer self-paced, flexible solutions so you can fit your studies around your busy schedule, or finish as quickly as you like. 

Our core purpose is to help you get qualified so you can boost your career. We are waiting to help you! Click on the webchat or email info@eln.io today!

Key details

Evidence for all learning outcomes must come from carrying out assessments in a work environment. Simulations are not allowed.

The assessment methods acceptable for Unit 2 are work-based and the assessment methods for Unit 3 are classroom based. 

If you don't assess learners currently then you should probably do the theory only unit L3 Award in Understanding Principles and Practices of Assessment.

If you assess learners in the workplace but not the classroom then please go for the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment.

If you assess your learners in the classroom but not the workplace then you should choose the L3 Award in Assessing Vocational Skills, Knowledge & Understanding.

Pre-course requirements

This course is available for all candidates who fulfil the following criteria:

Age range: 19+

Core skills: There are no formal entry requirements for this training course however candidate must have reading and writing skills in order to complete the course

Access to Internet using a laptop / pc / tablet using up to date Windows, Android or Apple operating systems.

Access to two learners who you assess in the classroom and in the workplace. You can use different learners for the classroom and workplace assessments. 

Course Brochure

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Your course Tutors

  • Cordelia Castle Cordelia Castle EFL Tutor

    Cordelia (aka Dee) supports students on our Assessor courses. She has many years of training experience both in workplace and college environments. She holds a number of qualifications in learning & development including the Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training, Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement and Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice. She is also a mentor for The Girls Network Charity who inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them with a mentor and a network of professional female role models.

Units and Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
    1. Explain the function of assessment in learning and development
    2. Define the key concepts and principles of assessment
    3. Explain the responsibilities of the assessor
    4. Identify the regulations and requirements relevant to assessment in own area of practice
  2. Understand different types of assessment method
    1. Compare the strengths and limitations of a range of assessment methods with reference to the needs of individual learners
  3. Understand how to plan assessment
    1. Summarise key factors to consider when planning assessment
    2. Evaluate the benefits of using a holistic approach to assessment
    3. Explain how to plan a holistic approach to assessment
    4. Summarise the types of risks that may be involved in assessment in own area of responsibility
    5. Explain how to minimize risks through the planning process
  4. Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
    1. Explain the importance of involving the learner and others in the assessment process
    2. Summarise types of information that should be made available to learners and others involved in the assessment process
    3. Explain how peer and self-assessment can be used effectively to promote learner involvement and personal responsibility in the assessment of learning
    4. Explain how assessment arrangements can be adapted to meet the needs of individual learners.
  5. Understand how to make assessment decisions
    1. Explain how to judge whether evidence is sufficient, authentic, current
    2. Explain how to ensure that assessment decisions are made against specified criteria, valid, reliable, fair
  6. Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
    1. Evaluate the importance of quality assurance in the assessment process
    2. Summarise quality assurance and standardization procedures in own area of practice
    3. Summarise the procedures to follow when there are disputes concerning assessment in own area of practice
  7. Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
    1. Explain the importance of following procedures for the management of information relating to assessment
    2. Explain how feedback and questioning contribute to the assessment process
  8. Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment
    1. Explain legal issues, policies and procedures relevant to assessment, including those for confidentiality, health, safety and welfare
    2. Explain the contribution that technology can make to the assessment process
    3. Evaluate requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism in relation to assessment
    4. Explain the value of reflective practice and continuing professional development in the assessment process
  1. Be able to plan the assessment of occupational competence
    1. Plan assessment of occupational competence based on the following methods:
      1. observation of performance in the work environment
      2. examining products of work
      3. questioning the learner
      4. discussing with the learner
      5. use of others (witness testimony)
      6. looking at learner statements
      7. recognising prior learning
    2. Communicate the purpose, requirements and processes of assessing occupational competence to the learner
    3. Plan the assessment of occupational competence to address learner needs and current achievements
    4. Identify opportunities for holistic assessment
  2. Be able to make assessment decisions about occupational competence
    1. Use valid, fair and reliable assessment methods including:
      1. observation of performance
      2. examining products of work
      3. questioning the learner
      4. discussing with the learner
      5. use of others (witness testimony)
      6. looking at learner statements
      7. recognising prior learning
    2. Make assessment decisions of occupational competence against specified criteria
    3. Follow standardization procedures
    4. Provide feedback to learners that affirms achievement and identifies any further implications for learning, assessment and progression.
  3. Be able to provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence
    1. Maintain records of the assessment of occupational competence, its outcomes and learner progress
    2. Make assessment information available to authorised colleagues
    3. Follow procedures to maintain the confidentiality of assessment information.
  4. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing occupational competence
    1. Follow relevant policies, procedures and legislation for the assessment of occupational competence, including those for health, safety and welfare
    2. Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism, when assessing occupational competence
    3. Evaluate own work in carrying out assessments of occupational competence
    4. Maintain the currency of own expertise and competence as relevant to own role in assessing occupational competence.
  1. Be able to prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    1. Select methods to assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding which address learner needs and meet assessment requirements, including:
      1. assessments of the learner in simulated environments
      2. skills tests
      3. oral and written questions
      4. assignments
      5. projects
      6. case studies
      7. recognising prior learning
    2. Prepare resources and conditions for the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    3. Communicate the purpose, requirements and processes of assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding to learners.
  2. Be able to carry out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    1. Manage assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding to meet assessment requirements
    2. Provide support to learners within agreed limitations
    3. Analyse evidence of learner achievement
    4. Make assessment decisions relating to vocational skills, knowledge and understanding against specified criteria
    5. Follow standardization procedures
    6. Provide feedback to the learner that affirms achievement and identifies any further implications for learning, assessment and progression.
  3. Be able to provide required information following the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    1. Maintain records of the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding, its outcomes and learner progress
    2. Make assessment information available to authorised colleagues as required
    3. Follow procedures to maintain the confidentiality of assessment information
  4. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    1. Follow relevant policies, procedures and legislation relating to the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding, including those for health, safety and welfare
    2. Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism
    3. Evaluate own work in carrying out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    4. Take part in continuing professional development to ensure current expertise and competence in assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

Assessments

Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Assessed by short theory assignments x 8 and 1 peer discussion.

Assignments can be presented in the format of tables,

Work documents can be used instead of theory assignments e.g. assessment reports, policies, procedures, assessment records etc

 

Unit 2: Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

Work documents including:

2 x assessment plans, assessment evidence for 2 learners, feedback records and self-evaluations.

You will also need to complete one observation with at least one of the learners. This can be done via video recording, live observation via Zoom or we can authorise a suitably qualified colleague to complete this on our behalf.

Wherever possible we will work with you to fulfil the assessment criteria using your existing work evidence.


Unit 3: Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

Work documents including:

2 x initial assessment paperwork, 4 x assessment plans using a different assessment method each, assessment records.

You will also need to complete one observation with at least one of the learners. This can be done via video recording, live observation via Zoom or we can authorise a suitably qualified colleague to complete this on our behalf.

Wherever possible we will work with you to fulfil the assessment criteria using your existing work evidence.

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