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Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)

Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work EnvironmentDescription
This qualification is intended for assessors who assess occupational competence in an individual's work environment. It includes the following assessment methods (although not all of these require performance evidence):

  • observation of performance in the work environment
  • examining products of work
  • questioning the learner
  • discussing with the learner
  • use of others (witness testimony)
  • looking at learner statements
  • recognising prior learning

Duration
The qualification is assessed within the workplace, therefore can be completed at the learner's own pace but in no less than six months.

Syllabus
Learners are required to successfully complete two mandatory units:

Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

  • Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
  • Understand different types of assessment method
  • Understand how to plan assessment
  • Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
  • Understand how to make assessment decisions
  • Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
  • Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
  • Understand the legal and good practice requirements relating to assessment

Assess occupational competence in the work environment

  • Planning the assessment of occupational competence
  • Make assessment decisions about occupational competence
  • Provide the required information following the assessment of occupational competence
  • Maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing occupational competence

Assessment/Certification
Learners will be provided with a learner assessment pack, which will be the basis of the required portfolio. Evidence within the portfolio can be varied, ranging from observations, case studies, written reports, questioning etc. The portfolio must be fully completed and internally verified for the qualification to be awarded.



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