Assessing 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 outside the work environment 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?
You have 36 weeks (from enrolment) to complete this qualification. The course will be delivered via workshops and 1-1 tutorials, on a flexible basis.
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 an assessed 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
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:
You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence to prove competency and good practice. This will include you gathering naturally occurring evidence, with some of the following assessment methods: assessment of learners in simulated environments, skills tests, oral and written questions, assignments, projects, case studies and recognising prior learning. You will develop an e-portfolio (Onefile).
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:
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.