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Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF)

Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related AchievementDescription
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 includes the following assessment methods (although not all of these require performance evidence):

  • assessments of the learner in simulated environments
  • skills tests
  • oral and written questions
  • assignments
  • projects
  • case studies
  • 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 Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

  • Prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Carry out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Provide the required information following the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

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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