The cost of the course is £627.

Payment for the course can be made direct either by the learner or employer. Alternatively, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available to help learners pay for the course.

Course description:

The Level 3 provides a pathway for learners to understand assessment and if required, qualify as an assessor. Learners who wish to achieve these units could be assessing competence or non-competence based learning, knowledge or skills. They will select the units and qualifications that meet the requirements of what they are assessing. There are three different awards and a certificate available at Level 3.

Who is the course suitable for?

These qualifications are for people working in or looking to work in assessment and internal quality assurance. They are open to people carrying out assessments and quality assurance in most learning environments including FE, Adult Continuing Learning, Employers and the Third Sector. They are designed for anyone assessing and carrying out quality assurance in all occupational sectors, accredited learning and non-accredited learning qualifications. Furthermore, this qualification is suitable for individuals who want a shorter course to enable them to make suitable career choices.

Entry requirements:

There are no formal or other nationally agreed entry requirements although an initial assessment to cover the minimum core of literacy, numeracy and ICT will be part of the initial assessment. The learner must live in England and be over 19 years of age.

How is the course delivered?

Candidates work through an online platform, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. You will be guided to obtain the resources that contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and you can also gain further knowledge through research.

There is also a requirement for you to develop your practical skills and there is a requirement to undertake observed and assessed practice in a real work environment. Assessments are based on knowledge and skills. Learners should complete the course within 6 – 9 months.

Course content:

  • To understand the principles and practices of assessment by developing the learners knowledge
  • Assess occupational competence in the work environment
  • Observation of performance in the work environment
  • Examining products of work
  • Questions and Answers
  • Recognising prior learning

Progression opportunities:

Having successfully achieved this qualification, the learner may wish to progress on to further training, such as courses in NCFE level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment.

Course Number (please note for application form): FC6721