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The cost of the course is £627.

Payment for the course can be made direct either by the learner or employer. Funding, concessions or loans may be available to help learners pay for the course. Please email studentfinance@nescot.ac.uk for details of eligibility (please make sure you mention the course you are applying for).

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.

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. They are open to people carrying out assessments in most learning environments including FE, Adult Continuing Learning, Employers and the Third Sector.

They are also designed for anyone assessing in all occupational sectors, accredited learning and non-accredited learning qualifications.

This qualification is intended for those who assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the work environment (for example a workshop, classroom or other training environment). It is also 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 learning 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 learner’s knowledge
  • Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Assessment of the learner in simulated and/or learning environments
  • Skills tests
  • Oral and written questions
  • Assignments
  • Projects
  • Case studies
  • Recognising prior learning

Progression opportunities:

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

Course Number (please note for application form): FCN3TID