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Qualifications in Assessment

Course Name 
Non Funded C&G 6317-31 Award Assessing Competence the Work Environment L3Available for Enquiries
Non Funded C&G 6317-32 Award Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement L3Available for Enquiries
Non Funded C&G 6317-33 Certificate Assessing Vocational Achievement L3Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Workplace
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date

Various dates


6-10 months

Mode of Study Part-time
Awarding Body

City & Guilds

Course Overview

This suite of qualifications replaces the previous A1 and A2 Vocational Assessor Awards. They reflect the assessment requirements of qualifications within Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and provide practitioners with recognition, through qualification, of excellence in assessment practice.

You will receive individual coaching and support that will enable you to put together a portfolio of evidence to prove your competence in assessment practice.

What You Will Study

The Level 3 qualifications for assessment consist of four separate qualifications:

Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment – a knowledge-only award for those who are starting their journey as an assessor, or aspire to become an assessor but are not currently practising.

Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment – for practitioners who assess the demonstration of competence in a work environment using the following assessment methods: observation, examining work products, oral questions, discussion, etc.

Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement – for practitioners who assess knowledge and/or skills in vocationally related subject areas who use the following assessment methods: assessment in simulated environments, skills tests, oral and written questions, assignments, projects, etc.

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement – for practitioners who may use ALL of the above assessment methods based on sound assessment methods.

How You Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including professional discussion, verbal questions and answers, observation of you working with your learners by your tutor etc.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment.

The remaining three qualifications require you to have vocational qualifications and relevant practical experience in the vocational area you wish to assess.

You will also need access to at least two learners who are currently working towards vocational qualifications, or being assessed against in-house standards.

Attendance Expectations

You will attend meetings with your assessor and be observed in your workplace.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25:


Further Study

You may be interested in the Level 4 qualifications for Quality Assurance, or Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector qualifications. 

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Information last amended: 02 May 2024 16:56

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