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Business and Management

Assessor: Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate Level 3

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The next start date for this course is April 2024. Course start dates are September, January, April and June. and can take up to two years to complete the qualification.

Entry requirements

You must be working in a role where you are required to assess competence based qualifications in the work place, e.g. NVQs and you are required to assess/moderate within a college, training workshop or classroom situation. If you do not work there may be an opportunity to earn this qualification through volunteer work within the college.

You will achieve

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

Course overview

The course covers the understanding of principles and practices of assessment, assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding and assessing occupational competence in the work environment.

This qualification is intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (for example a workshop, classroom or other training environment)

There is also an opportunity to earn this qualification through volunteer work with the College. You will be working closely with staff in the Business and Management Department to assist and assess current students over a number of weeks. To find out more about this opportunity, please email Programme Manager Abby Holmes on A.Holmes@barnsley.ac.uk and quote ‘Assessor Volunteer Opportunity’ in the subject line.

Course content

This qualification will be delivered through a variety of activities and one to one tutorials.

The course consists of the following modules:

  • Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
  • Assess Vocational Skills; Knowledge and Understanding
  • Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

You will study:

  • Understand the principles; planning and decision making of assessment
  • Understand different assessment methods and how to involve learners and others in assessment
  • Understand quality assurance of assessment process
  • Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
  • Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment
  • Plan the assessment of occupational competence
  • Make assessment decisions about occupational competence
  • Provide information following the assessment of occupational competence
  • Prepare for and carry out feedback on assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding and occupational competence
  • Maintain legal and good practice when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding and occupational competence

 

You will be assessed through the coursework you produce and the activities you take part in.

No specialist equipment required.

You will study in your workplace.

Progression routes for this unit are the Award in Education and Training Level 3 or Certificate in Education and Training Level 4 teaching programmes.

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How much does the course cost?

This course costs £800. Funding may be available, please see below.

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk. about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.

 

 

If you are aged 19 or over, you may not have to pay for this course if:

  • You do not already have a level 3 qualification OR
  • You already have a level 3 qualification or higher (achieved before April 2021) but earn below £21,255 annually
  • You already have a level 3 qualification or higher (achieved before April 2021) but are unemployed and in receipt of a means-tested benefit.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Assessor: Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate Level 3

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