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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 24

Hours: 1.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 200.00*

Concessions: 200.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This programme of study develops your knowledge in assessment, ensuring standards are maintained to a high level and students’ needs are met.  You will have the opportunity to develop and improve your understanding and achieve a recognised professional qualification. Assessing occupational and vocational competence is a critical role in education and training and achieving this qualification will maintain quality assurance.

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 achieve the qualification.

What are the benefits?

  • Gain a recognised qualification in assessment
  • 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
  • Be in a position to assess any course that has an assessment element to it
  • Be able to gain support from an assessor or IQA

Course Content

The course design enables you to become an excellent assessor/apprenticeship trainer.  It develops your knowledge and understanding.  The specific unit that you work towards is: 

  • Understanding the Principles and Practice of Assessment

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence to prove competency, understanding and good practice. 

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 knowledge and understanding 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 as required within your role.

You can also progress to the following qualifications:

  • 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 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.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Charmaine Simpson

Charmaine Simpson

New career as Teaching Assistant on menu for former Chef Charmaine

Former chef Charmaine Simpson will soon have all the ingredients she needs to change career and become a teaching assistant, thanks to Derby College. The mum of two from Shelton Lock is currently studying part-time for the Level 3 Certificate for Teaching Assistants after gaining her level 2 qualification last year.
 
Studying at the Roundhouse marks a return to Derby College for Charmaine who trained as a chef at the former Mackworth campus several years ago. She enjoyed her catering course and was happy to go back to the college when the opportunity arose for her to retrain.
 
Charmaine realised she was interested in working with children when her son was still a baby. She was impressed with how staff at her son's nursery interacted with the children and thought she'd like a job like that. Although she liked her job as a chef at Severn Trent Water, she wanted to do something which allowed her to spend more time with her young family.
 
So, she started volunteering in the classroom at Shelton Infants School, where her children attend, which firmed up her decision to become a TA. Charmaine is currently employed as a dinner lady at the school but hopes to get a job as a TA once she has completed her level 3 course.

I decided to go to Derby College partly because other people at school had done their TA course there and also because I'd had a good experience when I did my chef's course.


I'm enjoying my Level 3. The teaching staff are very helpful and if I run into difficulties I can talk to Jo, my student tutor.

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