Course structure

The course is comprised of two units. We will teach you key principles and practices of assessment and how to assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding. You will learn a range of skills to help you effectively conduct assessments in any learning situation. 

Unit one

  • Understanding the principles and practices of Assessment

The first unit of this course will cover the important theory you need to know to effectively plan, conduct and develop assessments. We will cover a range of information and share our practical experiences to help you better execute your assessments in the learning environment. We will provide guidance and support, enabling you to progress and meet the course requirements.

Unit two

  • Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

In the second unit of the Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement course, we will cover all practical skills required for confident assessment in a classroom or training environment. You will learn how to prepare and carry out assessments using a range of current, flexible and well proven assessing techniques. 

Within this section, you will be observed and assessed on the planning and execution of your classroom assessment. Our trainers will guide you through the tasks required. 

Course Outcomes

By completing this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement. Whether you work in a classroom or training facility, you will learn the skills to manage assessments of vocational abilities. 

This certification will give you the confidence to successfully:

  • Understand the principles and requirements for assessment
  • Apply different types of assessment methods
  • Plan and carry out assessments involving learners and others
  • Provide appropriate feedback following an assessment
  • Review assessment processes
  • Manage the legal and best practice requirements when assessing

Course progression

Forming part of a suite of qualifications for assessor and quality assurance personnel, our assessing vocationally related achievement course has replaced the assessor units (A1 and D32). This course is the entry point to other qualifications in this field, including:


Who is the course for?

Our Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement course is ideal if you currently work in or are looking to work in an assessment based role. Whether you work in accredited learning or non-accredited learning, this course will teach you the skills needed to confidently assess in the classroom or training environment.

Course Entry Requirements

While there are no formal entry requirements, we recommend that you hold qualifications or have professional experience in your desired assessment subject area. You will also be required to carry out assessments after the course as part of the qualification requirements. This could be in your own workplace, a voluntary group or a community setting.

How will the course be assessed?

We will continually assess you throughout the assessing vocationally related achievement course. You will be assessed on the theory taught and your abilities to apply this theory to plan and carry out assessments at your own classroom or training centre. 

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