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Level: 3

Location: Other

Years: 1

Weeks: 52

Hours: 3.00

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Tuition (£): 650.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Concessions: 650.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Assessing occupational 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

The course will be delivered via workshops and 1-1 tutorials, on a flexible basis.  You have 36 weeks (from enrolment) to complete this qualification.

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.  The specific units that you work towards are: 

  • Understanding the Principles and Practice of Assessment
  • Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

 

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, which could include 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?

No

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)

Did you find the course information on this page useful?

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Chunyan Baker

Chunyan Baker

Cert Ed tutors dedicated to supporting students says Chunyan

Cert Ed student Chunyan Baker taught in her native China but needed additional qualifications before she could begin training to be a teacher in the UK.
 
She decided to apply for the two-year part-time level 5 course at Derby College after it was recommended to her by a friend who had completed it.  
 
To get accepted for Cert Ed though, Chunyan first had to take GCSEs in maths and English as well as Functional English Level 2 at the Roundhouse.  
 
Chunyan, who is now in her second year, said: “This is the first time I’ve been in higher education so for me writing research proposals and presentations is a new challenge.  
 
“I’ve been well supported by all my tutors, Michael, Sally, Roberta, and Lynsey, in my tutorials. I’ve also had support sessions with HE study coaches on grammar, critical thinking skills and in other areas.   
 
“The teachers are so dedicated and the support they give their students is brilliant .That’s also true of the learning resources network at Derby College, such as the library, computers and IT support.”  
 
Before lockdown Chunyan taught Mandarin Chinese at several schools in and around Derby.  
 
She added: “It’s a language that isn’t on the GCSE curriculum locally so I was doing it part-time at after school clubs paid for by the schools themselves or in some cases privately by parents.”  
 
Chunyan hopes to resume teaching when the lockdown ends but hasn’t ruled out other possible future careers including reception work and office administration. She’s found the computer skills course extremely useful in day-to-day life as well as when she’s teaching and is keen to progress to level 2 at the Roundhouse.

I’ve been well supported by all my tutors, Michael, Sally, Roberta, and Lynsey, in my tutorials. I’ve also had support sessions with HE study coaches on grammar, critical thinking skills and in other areas.


  


“The teachers are so dedicated and the support they give their students is brilliant .That’s also true of the learning resources network at Derby College, such as the library, computers and IT support.

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