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TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS

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ASSESSOR AWARD

Level 3

The Assessor Award Level 3 is tailored for individuals in assessing roles, stressing a minimum of two years of competence in the relevant vocation. This comprehensive qualification covers assessment principles, occupational competence, and vocational skills, providing a flexible online delivery format with practical assessments conducted on two candidates.

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course summary

This qualification is suitable for anyone carrying out an assessing role as a trainer or assessor. Competence in the vocation being assessed, preferably with at least two years of experience, is required before becoming an assessor. You cannot simply assess any vocation you’d like; you must have previous knowledge and experience in that area.

The role of an assessor is to observe, support, and guide students through their vocational qualification. The assessor collects evidence from their students to assess and review their abilities and ensure they are at the level required to pass their course.

The role of the assessor is different from the role of IQA. The IQA is responsible for ensuring that assessments within an organisation are executed fairly. This includes reviewing the decisions made by the assessor. In contrast, the assessor is the person carrying out the assessment that will subsequently be under review by the IQA.

Assessors can assess competencies in a variety of qualifications. These include:
• Apprenticeships
• Awards
• Certificates
• Diplomas
• Functional Skills
• NVQs
• Technical Skills

The responsibilities of an assessor may vary depending on the vocation they are assessing and the organisation they are working for, but responsibilities may include:
• Observing students’ competency in the workplace
• Examining students’ portfolios of evidence
• Providing feedback and advice to students
• Attending standardisation meetings with other assessors
• Planning and delivering training and workshops
• Questioning students about how they would deal with non-standard situations
• Signing off awards when all requirements have been met
• Keeping records of their students’ progress

course outline

The qualification comprises three units. While everyone must complete Unit 1, not all students need to finish all three units. Students are required to complete assignments for Unit 1 and provide evidence of conducting IQA activities for the other units.

UNIT 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

For those who need to know about assessment but do not need to carry out assessments, such as managers or frontline staff giving advice. This is a knowledge unit that requires you to understand the principles of assessment, the different methods, how to plan assessments, involve others, make decisions, and understand quality assurance, legal, and good practice requirements, and how to manage information. The method of assessment for the unit is through written explanations. Although mandatory, this unit alone does not qualify you to assess.

UNIT 2: Assessing Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

This unit is ideal for those undertaking Apprenticeships, Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, Functional Skills, NVQs, or Technical Skill qualifications, where assessments are conducted at work with candidates performing their everyday duties. You must demonstrate the ability to plan an assessment of occupational competence, make decisions, provide records, and adhere to legal and good practice requirements. The method of assessment is through observation of you carrying out an assessment in the workplace, questioning the learner, discussions with the learner, and examining their work products as well as their learner statements.

UNIT 2: Assessing Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

Aimed at those conducting assessments in the classroom or other training environments. Assessments in the classroom may include diagnostic testing. This unit is for individuals who carry out assessments in the classroom or other training environments. You must be able to prepare assessments such as tests, assignments, questions, or projects, carry out these assessments, keep records, and adhere to legal and good practice requirements. The method of assessment is through observation of you carrying out assessments of vocational skills outside the work environment. If you combine this unit with Unit 1, you will gain an Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement.

course delivery

STUDENTS MUST HAVE TWO CANDIDATES READY TO ASSESS TO COMPLETE THIS QUALIFICATION, as Unit 2 and 3 require the student to carry out two assessments with two candidates. These need to be observed live by a qualified IQA, or an experienced assessor can be a witness, and we will then conduct a professional discussion with you to confirm your competence. Students are required to participate in discussion topics and complete assignments. As the Assessor Award course is delivered online, you can start whenever you want and access materials and assignments at times to suit you.

TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS

Untitled design - 2024-01-17T130842.315

ASSESSOR AWARD

Level 3

The Assessor Award Level 3 is tailored for individuals in assessing roles, stressing a minimum of two years of competence in the relevant vocation. This comprehensive qualification covers assessment principles, occupational competence, and vocational skills, providing a flexible online delivery format with practical assessments conducted on two candidates.

Untitled design - 2024-01-17T124723.806

COURSE SUMMARY

This qualification is suitable for anyone carrying out an assessing role as a trainer or assessor. Competence in the vocation being assessed, preferably with at least two years of experience, is required before becoming an assessor. You cannot simply assess any vocation you’d like; you must have previous knowledge and experience in that area.

The role of an assessor is to observe, support, and guide students through their vocational qualification. The assessor collects evidence from their students to assess and review their abilities and ensure they are at the level required to pass their course.

The role of the assessor is different from the role of IQA. The IQA is responsible for ensuring that assessments within an organisation are executed fairly. This includes reviewing the decisions made by the assessor. In contrast, the assessor is the person carrying out the assessment that will subsequently be under review by the IQA.

Assessors can assess competencies in a variety of qualifications. These include:
• Apprenticeships
• Awards
• Certificates
• Diplomas
• Functional Skills
• NVQs
• Technical Skills

The responsibilities of an assessor may vary depending on the vocation they are assessing and the organisation they are working for, but responsibilities may include:
• Observing students’ competency in the workplace
• Examining students’ portfolios of evidence
• Providing feedback and advice to students
• Attending standardisation meetings with other assessors
• Planning and delivering training and workshops
• Questioning students about how they would deal with non-standard situations
• Signing off awards when all requirements have been met
• Keeping records of their students’ progress

course outline

The qualification comprises three units. While everyone must complete Unit 1, not all students need to finish all three units. Students are required to complete assignments for Unit 1 and provide evidence of conducting IQA activities for the other units.

UNIT 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

For those who need to know about assessment but do not need to carry out assessments, such as managers or frontline staff giving advice. This is a knowledge unit that requires you to understand the principles of assessment, the different methods, how to plan assessments, involve others, make decisions, and understand quality assurance, legal, and good practice requirements, and how to manage information. The method of assessment for the unit is through written explanations. Although mandatory, this unit alone does not qualify you to assess.

UNIT 2: Assessing Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

This unit is ideal for those undertaking Apprenticeships, Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, Functional Skills, NVQs, or Technical Skill qualifications, where assessments are conducted at work with candidates performing their everyday duties. You must demonstrate the ability to plan an assessment of occupational competence, make decisions, provide records, and adhere to legal and good practice requirements. The method of assessment is through observation of you carrying out an assessment in the workplace, questioning the learner, discussions with the learner, and examining their work products as well as their learner statements.

UNIT 2: Assessing Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

Aimed at those conducting assessments in the classroom or other training environments. Assessments in the classroom may include diagnostic testing. This unit is for individuals who carry out assessments in the classroom or other training environments. You must be able to prepare assessments such as tests, assignments, questions, or projects, carry out these assessments, keep records, and adhere to legal and good practice requirements. The method of assessment is through observation of you carrying out assessments of vocational skills outside the work environment. If you combine this unit with Unit 1, you will gain an Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement.

COURSE SUMMARY

STUDENTS MUST HAVE TWO CANDIDATES READY TO ASSESS TO COMPLETE THIS QUALIFICATION, as Unit 2 and 3 require the student to carry out two assessments with two candidates. These need to be observed live by a qualified IQA, or an experienced assessor can be a witness, and we will then conduct a professional discussion with you to confirm your competence. Students are required to participate in discussion topics and complete assignments. As the Assessor Award course is delivered online, you can start whenever you want and access materials and assignments at times to suit you.

TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS

ASSESSOR AWARD

Level 3

Untitled design - 2024-01-17T130842.315

The Assessor Award Level 3 is tailored for individuals in assessing roles, stressing a minimum of two years of competence in the relevant vocation. This comprehensive qualification covers assessment principles, occupational competence, and vocational skills, providing a flexible online delivery format with practical assessments conducted on two candidates.

Untitled design - 2024-01-17T124723.806

course summary

This qualification is suitable for anyone carrying out an assessing role as a trainer or assessor. Competence in the vocation being assessed, preferably with at least two years of experience, is required before becoming an assessor. You cannot simply assess any vocation you’d like; you must have previous knowledge and experience in that area.

The role of an assessor is to observe, support, and guide students through their vocational qualification. The assessor collects evidence from their students to assess and review their abilities and ensure they are at the level required to pass their course.

The role of the assessor is different from the role of IQA. The IQA is responsible for ensuring that assessments within an organisation are executed fairly. This includes reviewing the decisions made by the assessor. In contrast, the assessor is the person carrying out the assessment that will subsequently be under review by the IQA.

Assessors can assess competencies in a variety of qualifications. These include:
• Apprenticeships
• Awards
• Certificates
• Diplomas
• Functional Skills
• NVQs
• Technical Skills

The responsibilities of an assessor may vary depending on the vocation they are assessing and the organisation they are working for, but responsibilities may include:
• Observing students’ competency in the workplace
• Examining students’ portfolios of evidence
• Providing feedback and advice to students
• Attending standardisation meetings with other assessors
• Planning and delivering training and workshops
• Questioning students about how they would deal with non-standard situations
• Signing off awards when all requirements have been met
• Keeping records of their students’ progress

course outline

The qualification comprises three units. While everyone must complete Unit 1, not all students need to finish all three units. Students are required to complete assignments for Unit 1 and provide evidence of conducting IQA activities for the other units.

UNIT 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

For those who need to know about assessment but do not need to carry out assessments, such as managers or frontline staff giving advice. This is a knowledge unit that requires you to understand the principles of assessment, the different methods, how to plan assessments, involve others, make decisions, and understand quality assurance, legal, and good practice requirements, and how to manage information. The method of assessment for the unit is through written explanations. Although mandatory, this unit alone does not qualify you to assess.

UNIT 2: Assessing Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

This unit is ideal for those undertaking Apprenticeships, Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, Functional Skills, NVQs, or Technical Skill qualifications, where assessments are conducted at work with candidates performing their everyday duties. You must demonstrate the ability to plan an assessment of occupational competence, make decisions, provide records, and adhere to legal and good practice requirements. The method of assessment is through observation of you carrying out an assessment in the workplace, questioning the learner, discussions with the learner, and examining their work products as well as their learner statements.

UNIT 3: Assessing Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

UNIT 3: Assessing Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

course delivery

STUDENTS MUST HAVE TWO CANDIDATES READY TO ASSESS TO COMPLETE THIS QUALIFICATION, as Unit 2 and 3 require the student to carry out two assessments with two candidates. These need to be observed live by a qualified IQA, or an experienced assessor can be a witness, and we will then conduct a professional discussion with you to confirm your competence. Students are required to participate in discussion topics and complete assignments. As the Assessor Award course is delivered online, you can start whenever you want and access materials and assignments at times to suit you.