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Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in a Work Environment


Course Description:

The level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in a Work Environment is for practitioners who assess the demonstration of competence in a work environment using the following assessment methods: observation, examining work products, oral questioning and professional discussion, use of expert witnesses, learner statements and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The course and assessment are designed to ensure you understand the principles and practices of assessment and how to apply them in the work environment.


Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in a Work Environment at The Woolwich College

Who is this Course Suitable For?

The qualification is suitable for individuals who:


are not yet in an assessor's role or who have just started their journey as an assessor in the further education and skills sector.
want a short qualification to enable them to progress in their career.
are carrying out assessments and quality assurance in a work environment.
are experienced in their area of assessment.
have access to two learners in their work environment

Entry Requirements:

This qualification is suitable for learners of 19 years of age and above.
There are no specific entry requirements. You will need to assess two learners during the practical assessments.
5 years of experience in the area of the proposed assessment.
Good IT and communication skills.
As this course is delivered online, you will need a live internet connection via wifi, any 3G or 4G network and a desktop or laptop computer, or any Android or iOS compatible mobile device.

Course Content:

The course should take around 90 hours to complete. Many learners complete the course within 6-9 months. You must achieve a minimum of 9 credits.


You will complete:
Understanding the principles and practices of assessment Level 3 3 credits
Assess occupational competence in the work environment Level 3 6 credits

How is this Course Delivered and Assessed?


This course is delivered through live online classes and access to an ePortfolio where you will access all your course materials. Interactive classes will give you an opportunity to network with other trainee assessors.
You will be assigned a personal tutor who will provide additional guidance and one-to-one support.
You are assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence that includes written assignments and four assessments of your two learners (i.e., two assessments of two different learners in their workplace), along with your assessment plans and feedback to your learners.

Progression Opportunities: Successful learners can progress to other teachings, training, assessment and internal quality assurance qualifications such as:

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance Of Assessment Processes and Practice
Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
Level 4 Award in Learning and Development
Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development

COURSE TUITION FEE:  £ 800

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