The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment is considered to be an entry qualification for people looking to assess learners on accredited courses. Most training centres would expect that you have this assessor qualification at the very least before you start assessing in the FE and HE sectors.This is Regulated Qualifications Framework RQF qualification formerly known as A1 Assessor course and it was replaced by the current suite of qualifications, which are commonly referred to as TAQA (Training Assessment and Quality Assurance).You are not required to have any prior qualification or experience to start this course, just a passion to teach or train. This NVQ assessor course will assist you regardless of your subject expertise, whether you teach music or coach people. The course is accredited by UK OFQUAL, and is delivered 100% online. We will offer support to you.
This level 3 certificate is suitable for industry sectors such as Hairdressing, Beauty Industry & Make Up, Engineering, Manufacturing & Construction, Early years, NHS training, Child & Health Care, Business Administration & Management, Hospitality & Catering, Oil & Gas Field, Private Security, Apprenticeships, Health & Social Care, Educational Sectors and Freelance Assessor etc.
Duration and Delivery
This course is designed to be completed online at the pace that suits you the best. This fast track level 3 assessor course can take as little as 4 days or up to 4 months to become an assessor. The level 3 assessor qualification is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment. Our online tutor support is there to facilitate you to achieve your success rate accordingly.
Assessment and Verification
All units within this assessor qualification are internally assessed by our qualified assessors and externally verified by the awarding organisation. The assessment takes the form of written assignments and demonstration of assessment skills through video recording, detailed guidance for which will be provided by the tutor.
Successful completion of this 100% accredited online course enables learners to proceed to the Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate in Leading the IQA of Assessment Processes and Practices, and other qualifications in the field of education such as the Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training. This level 3 assessor course will also help you enhance your career profile and become an apprenticeship assessor.
Unit 1: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
Unit 2: Assess occupational competence in the work environment
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- be over 19 years of age
- have a satisfactory level of Literacy and Numeracy skills
- have access to atleast two learners on accredited courses
Unit 2 is practical and expects that you assess two learners studying for a course that is work based and studying for a course that is mostly theoretical in nature respectively.
How will I be assessed?
If you aim to start your career as an assessor, please read the blog Picking the Right Assessor Course that enables you to choose the suitable course for yourself.
This unit help in assessing learner’s performance. This unit covers the areas of assessment planning; judging both performance and knowledge and providing feedback; making assessment decisions and providing feedback. The assessment skills to be demonstrated are through the assessment of natural performance, simulation and questioning.
NVQ Assessors support and assess learners that are working towards their National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs). An NVQ Assessor will assess and train learners in order for them to gain the occupational standards needed to achieve their qualification.
There is no time frame to complete the course. Most learners complete it in as less as 4 days (fast track) or up to 4 months (full time).