Assessing Vocational Achievement Level 3 Certificate (QCF)

Adult Skills & Training

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Course introduction

Course description:

Individual, flexible support and assessment for would-be Assessors familiar with NVQs or QCF qualifications. Existing Assessors who wish to become Internal Verifiers. Assessors with D32/33 can update their qualifications with the new standards.

Programme objectives:

To achieve a certificate in assessment you will need to pass all the required criteria of the qualification.

Course content:

You will be supported to develop the skills and the theoretical underpinning of assessment and portfolio building. You will be invited to an Induction session at which you will be given details about the content of the award and be allocated with an Assessor. 


Course structure

Teaching methods:

 You will be expected to attend individual sessions on agreed dates. A target date for completion will be agreed with your Assessor. 


Minimum entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.  Students should have a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths OR be able to demonstrate their ability to write at an appropriate level to complete assignments at Level 3.  An initial assessment may be conducted prior to commencement of this programme.



How will I be assessed?

There are no exams but you will have to build up a Portfolio of evidence of your assessment skills which will be assessed by your Assessor then submitted to Internal Quality Assurance of the programme. You will be observed in the workplace and have regular contact with your Assessor. 

Information & support

You will need to provide writing materials. Please let our staff know if you need any additional support or reasonable adjustments - we will do all we can to help. We can also tailor learning materials to suit particular needs.

Experienced and competent staff at our adult learning centres can help you decide on your course and progression options. If you feel you would benefit from more in depth careers advice please contact: The National Careers Service - Call 0800 100 900 Lines are open 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week or Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.

What can I do with this qualification?

Qualification gained from this course:

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.

Progression Opportunities:
Assessors may work towards becoming an Internal Quality Assurer after gaining experience as an Assessor. The Level 3 Award is useful for anyone considering a teaching career or providing training in the workplace.


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