Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally (Assessor) – A1

The level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally is intended for those who assess vocational skills, knowledge, and understanding in environments other than the work environment (for example a workshop, classroom, or another training environment).

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Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally (Assessor) – A1

Description

The role of the Assessor is to make sure that trainees meet all the occupational standards needed to achieve their qualifications. Many jobs combine some teaching or training duties with the assessment work.

Your day-to-day tasks will depend on the type of assessments you carry out but could include:

  • planning and delivering vocational training programs and workshops
  • observing and assessing candidates in their workplace
  • examining candidates’ portfolios of evidence
  • questioning candidates about how they would deal with non-standard situations
  • providing feedback and offer advice if the standards are not met
  • signing off the award when all the requirements have been met
  • keeping records of candidates’ progress
  • attending meetings with other assessors
  • working closely with training staff and candidates’ managers.

 

You could assess as part of a wider role within an organisation’s training department, or as part of your main job, for example, as a supervisor in retail or care work. You would normally work with people on a one-to-one basis but may do some group work from time to time.

 

About the course

The level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally related achievement qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above. This qualification is intended for those who assess vocational skills, knowledge, and understanding in environments other than the work environment (for example a workshop, classroom, or another training environment).

 

Course Structure

The aim of this course is to assess the candidate assessor’s performance in assessing vocational skills, knowledge, and understanding in environments other than the workplace. For example, assessments carried out in workshops, classrooms, or other training environments. The level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally related achievement is made up of two mandatory units.

 

Assessment

Trainee assessors are expected to demonstrate knowledge of assessment. They will also be expected to carry out a minimum four assessments that examine the skills, knowledge, and understanding of your two candidates. The assessments should include checking prior learning, observation of practice and work products, questioning, and discussions. You are free to use any other appropriate additional assessment methods. Please note simulation is not allowed.

It is possible to combine both the theory and practical requirements of the course at the same time depending on your needs. We however usually give trainee-assessors up to three weeks to complete the unit questions that come with unit one. Once they are done with the theory and ready for the practical part of the course, they can then go ahead to prepare, plan and conduct assessments with their two candidates. Their allocated assessor will support the trainee during their assessor journey with their own two candidates.

 

Entry requirements

  • You need to demonstrate competency in order to enrol in this course. Competency is demonstrated by having qualifications or experience in the subject area you want to assess. You will need to be working within an educational environment.
  • Literacy and Numeracy at a Level 2.
  • Interview and assessment.

 

What can I do after the course?

After successfully completing the course you will be able to work towards a Certificate in Education level 4 and a Diploma in Education level 5.

 

How will I be assessed?

The structure of the course includes an induction workshop where you will learn about the theory and underpinning knowledge of working as an assessor. The induction is also for the purpose of letting you know how the course will be assessed and an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss your needs.

 

Course time:

Start date: September, January and April

Monday to Friday: Friday 4 to 6 pm or 7 to 9 pm.

Course length: 10 weeks
Class size: Max 8 (average class size 4-6)
Minimum age: 19

 

Fees

Level 3: £450

More information at the reception of the college.

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