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Course Factsheet

Level 3 Qualification for Assessment (Previously A1)

Course Length: Flexible start date. You can expect to complete within 18 months depending on individual circumstances

Employer's workplace

This course is designed for those people who assess the demonstration of competence in a work environment using the following assessment methods: observation, examining work products, oral questioning and discussion, witnesses testimonies oral questioning, discussion and recognition of prior learning (RPL).  Evidence must be provided of planning, assessment and feedback on assessment decisions which contributes to the internal quality assurance processes. The course will consist of both observation of assessment and an E portfolio of evidence to prove that you are competent and knowledgeable in your assessor role.

The course is run as a work-based programme; initially you will attend an induction workshop at the college where you will be allocated a tutor. The tutor will attend your place of work to plan a programme of development and assessment.

Entry Criteria

Candidates must be in a position to assess in the workplace and be supported by an Internal Quality Assurer.  They must also be able to show their contributions to an internal quality assurance process.

List of modules

The course is made up of the following elements:

·         Unit 1  – Understanding the Principles and Practices

·         Unit 2  – Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

·         Unit 3 –  Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding 

Industrial / work experience

All Assessors must have sufficient occupational competence to ensure an up-to-date working knowledge and experience of the principles and practices specified in the standards they are assessing.

If you require any more information about this course please contact

Rachel Stothert 0774 7756940 or email:

For more information contact Rachel Stothert 07747756940 or email:

Special Education Needs and Disability

Prospective students who have a disability that may affect their studies should inform the College as soon as possible. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate student needs and to provide appropriate support to enable successful completion of the course of study. Where necessary students will be asked for evidence to help identify appropriate adjustments.

Please note that the information provided in this fact sheet was accurate at the date of publication. However, courses are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.