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Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (RQF)

£900 £299 Limited Time Offer
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Monthly instalment plans are available.
Credits – 9    |   TQT – 90    |   GLH – 54
Recommended Course Duration – Up to 4 Months
Option to fast-track in 4 Days is available.


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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.

Intended Audience

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 Structure

Unit 1: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

Unit 2: Assess occupational competence in the work environment

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Entry Requirement

Learners should:

  • be over 19 years of age
  • have a satisfactory level of Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • have access to atleast two learners on accredited courses
Practical Requirement

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?

Most of the tasks would be attempted through essay style written accounts and reflections of your own assessment practices. Some of the tasks would require submission of relevant work such audio or video recordings serving as evidence that you assessed learners in a classroom or training environment.
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This course is for those who are working or wish to undertake a job as an assessor in FE and HE sector. This course is also recognised and respected all over the world.
This course is for those who are working or wish to undertake a job as an assessor in FE and HE sector. This course is also recognised and respected all over the world.

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).

You are required to have access to at least two learners to fulfill the requirement of unit 2.
Yes, the Level 3 certificate does not allow simulation.
Yes, you can complete the theoretical part first and then wait to get a placement to complete the practical requirements of the course.
No, your learners do not need to register with the awarding body.

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