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Level: 3

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Weeks: 52

Hours: 1.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 811.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Adult Loan Amount: 811.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Assessing occupational and vocational competence is a critical role in education and training and achieving this qualification will ensure quality assurance within the assessment process.  It involves supporting students and assessing their work-based competence to enable them to achieve their qualification. 

The course will be delivered via workshops and 1-1 tutorials, all on a flexible basis, to suit your needs.  Your assessor will visit you in the workplace every three to four weeks and provide advice, guidance and support to enable you to collect evidence to achieve the qualification.

What are the benefits?

  • Gain a recognised qualification in assessment, which is required by many awarding bodies
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of assessment and evidence your commitment to this
  • Embed best practice in assessment
  • Contribute to increased efficiency and effectiveness of assessment within your organisation

Entry requirements

  • Evidence of a qualification, at an appropriate level, and relevant up-to-date experience in your vocational/subject-specialism
  • Be in a position to follow your organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Access to at least two students who are completing a work-based qualification
  • Access to an allocated countersigning Assessor/Mentor and a qualified Internal Verifier within the area you are assessing so that they can give you further support

Course Content

The course design enables you to become an excellent assessor/apprenticeship trainer.  It develops your knowledge, skills and professional behaviours holistically.  The specific units that you work towards are: 

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

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence to prove competency and good practice.  This will include you gathering naturally occurring evidence, professional discussions and observations of assessments you conduct with your learners.  You will develop an e-portfolio (Onefile).

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to provide stationery.

What can I do after this course?

You will implement what you have learnt in the workplace and improve your practice as an assessor.  You can develop your skills to enable effective assessment with the new Apprenticeship Standards and End-point Assessment.  You will have the ability to reflect on and select appropriate assessment methods to apply in dynamic or diverse workplace environments.

You can also progress to the following qualifications:

  • An Internal Verifier Award (Level 4)
  • A Train the Trainer course
  • A Level 3 Award or Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, if your role involves delivery to groups of learners alongside your assessing role
  • A full teaching qualification, such as Cert Ed or PGCE if your role develops into teaching/training
  • A coaching course
  • An Advanced Apprenticeship – Assessor-Coach (Level 4)

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

Bethany Heyman

Bethany Heyman

Bethany lands teaching assistant role at first attempt

Derby College student Bethany Heyman never expected to get her first job as a teaching assistant at the first attempt.
 
Bethany, who is due to gain her Level 3 Teaching and Learning Assistant qualification in the next few weeks, applied for her newrole at a local primary school purely for the interview practice.
 
She knew she was up against applicants with much more experience and didn't think for one minute that she would be offered the job. But Bethany, who had been on a TA placement at another school, was successful and starts her new role at Howitt Primary School in Heanor after Easter.
 
Bethany, who is 26 and from Smalley, previously worked as a beauty therapist but decided on a change of career after having her daughter, who is now eight.
 
She wanted a job with hours which fitted in with being a mum, and she had always fancied working in a school.

Being a TA is very rewarding. I Iove seeing the progress the children have made and knowing that I've had some input in getting them to that stage. My hours of work are also much better now and It's lovely having more time to spend with my daughter.


I'm really grateful to my Derby College tutors for their knowledge and for all the support they've given me. I'd definitely recommend the course.

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