This is a one-year, part-time course which offers a qualification for assessors who are assessing learners in a college or training organisation. This course is based on one unit and is on offer to augment the L3 Assessor Award Unit 301 or the combined L3 Assessor Award Units 301 and 302:
Unit 303 â€“ Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding
This unit assesses a candidate assessor's competence in assessing the learner's vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in contexts other than a work environment, for example in a simulated environment, in a workshop or classroom.
The course is offered to those practitioners involved in teaching and training in a variety of settings, including colleges and independent training organisations, whereby assessing learners as part of their professional role are expected to have achieved Level 3 Assessor status. This course is validated by the City and Guilds Awarding Body and is a nationally recognised qualification.
Achieving the L3 Assessor Award qualification, successful candidates are fully qualified to assess learners within their own vocational area and subject specialism, either within the organisation in which they work or as an independent assessor in industry or within the apprenticeship scheme.
What can I do next?
After you have successfully completed this course and achieved the full L3 Assessor Award qualification, you can choose to:
- Progress onto the L4 Internal Quality Assurer Award
What will I be doing?
The main skills and techniques candidates will learn when covering the main topics are:
- Plan and deliver assessment opportunities for learners to demonstrate achievement of competence
- Use a variety of assessment methods to support judgements on learner achievement
- Develop skills of paper-based and e-portfolio building and sequencing of evidence
- Develop communication and inter-personal skills
- Develop an awareness of their professional role and responsibilities
A copy of the recommended course textbook:Principles and Practices of AssessmentA guide for assessors in the FE and skills sectorAnn GravellsOrThe Vocational Assessor Handbook7th EditionIan Greer
How will I be assessed?
The course is offered on an in-person, online or blended approach and assessment of work-related evidence is both formative, at regular training sessions, and summative on completion of the unit. Candidates will be expected to meet with the Assessor-Trainer at a mutually agreed date/time to review progress.
All applicants to attend an interview with the Assessor-Trainer either F2F, telephone or via Teams and complete a Pre-assessment form to confirm their ability to obtain the relevant portfolio evidence to fully cover the required criteria and achieve the Award.All applicants must provide documentary evidence of the L3 Assessor Award Unit 301 or Unit 301/302 achievement certificate.All applicants must provide evidence they have access to two learners in a college or training organisation to assess.
What do I need to bring?
- A copy of the recommended course textbook
- Notebook and pen
- A4 Ring binder folder
- Five section coloured dividers
- Post-it notes
£300 for academic year 2022 - 2023
These fees are indicative of the 2024-25 costs and may be subject to change