Teacher Training

Assessing Vocational Achievement - Level 3 Certificate

Start Date: Between 01/08/2023 and 31/07/2
Day(s): Flexible
Site: College Main Site


Course Overview

This qualification is for those working in, or looking to enter roles in assessment. This qualification focuses on assessment of vocationally related achievement and covers how assessment of vocational knowledge and understanding is completed.
The units and qualification will provide those who carry out an assessment role in their organisation with the opportunity to develop and improve their practice as well as achieving a professional qualification for the role.

This course is delivered part time with a flexible 1:1 approach over one academic year.

Work Experience & Industry Placements

Industry assessment related placement and employment required.

Qualification Gained

TAQA - Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.

After The Course

On completion of this full three unit qualification, you will have a good working knowledge of the full spectrum of assessment practice and you will be able to assess across the vocational classroom and in the workplace. You can now progress to an internal quality assurance qualification and would be welcome to discuss your options with your tutor. If you are unsure of your options, you might like to discuss your journey with our dedicated careers advisors.

What Will I Learn

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (15 credits) covers the following Units:
Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 credits)
Unit 2: Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment (6 credits)
Unit 3: Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding (6 credits)

This qualification is for those who assess knowledge and skills in both the work environment and vocationally-related subject areas who use the following assessment methods: assessments in simulated environments, skills tests, oral and written questions, assignments, observation, projects, case studies and RPL. This may take place in the work place, training workshops, classrooms or other learning environments.

Our Lecturers

This course is delivered by a combination of highly experienced and qualified lecturers, assessors and industry experts.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Teaching and learning will be through a mix of flexible 1:1 sessions and you will be assessed through observation, examination of work product, reflective accounts, evaluations of practice, professional discussion and a written assignment.
All learning outcomes across the 3 units are internally assessed and marked online via Smart Assessor.


Flexible 1:1 tutorials, available upon request.

Course Expenses

The cost for this course is £811.

How Will I Be Assessed

Your assessor will help you identify any training you need, agree an assessment plan with you, help you plan and organise your development, help you to identify sources of evidence, observe you carrying out your job in the workplace, ask you questions about the work you do, make assessment decisions about the work you submit – both evidence and assignment(s) judge when you have met the requirements of the qualification and give you feedback about your evidence and assignment(s).

Entry Requirements

A candidate assessor will need to assess a minimum of two candidates. It is the responsibility of the candidate assessor to locate these candidates. All candidate assessors must have the support of an occupationally competent and qualified assessor who will be responsible for countersigning all decisions made by the candidate assessor. Please note that the college does not provide for these requirements.

This course requires candidates to hold GCSEs in English and maths at grade C / 4, or an equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2).
If you don't yet hold your GCSE English and maths (or equivalent), you can look through our website or contact our friendly iZone team to find out more about the GCSE and Functional Skills courses we offer.

Required Experience

Experience within the training, assessment and education sector is desirable.

How To Apply

Apply online by clicking the button below. If you have any questions about your application, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly iZone team via 01935423921 or email izone@yeovil.ac.uk.