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Assessing Competence in the Work Environment - Level 3 Award

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Day(s): Flexible
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Course Overview

This qualification is for those working in or looking to enter roles in assessment. This qualification focuses on assessment of competence in the work environment and covers how assessment of learner work related competence in the work environment 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.

Qualification Gained

Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (9 credits)

After The Course

On completion of this two unit qualification, you will have a good understanding of the principles and practices of assessment and how to assess learners practice in the workplace. You can progress to completing the full level 3 qualification, Assessing Vocationally Achievement, or progress to an internal quality assurance qualification. You would be welcome to discuss your options with your tutor during your course.

What Will I Learn

To gain this award, the candidate assessor must achieve:
Unit 301 – Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
Unit 302 – Assess occupational competence in the work environment

This qualification is for those who assess work based competence and skills in the work environment. 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 and supported by a combination of highly experienced and qualified lecturers and industry experts.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Teaching, learning and assessment will be through a mix of support sessions, self study and teacher-led professional discussions. All learning outcomes across these units are internally assessed and marked online via our Smart Assessor platform.

Course Expenses

The cost for this course is £700.

How Will I Be Assessed

You will be assessed via the completion of written and assignment work as well as observation of your practice and the use of witness testimony, professional discussion, question and answer and work product evidence.

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

This course requires candidates to hold GCSEs in English and maths at grade C / 4, or an equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2).

You will also need to hold a minimum of a level 3 qualification or working towards a qualification in the subject you wish to assess/teach or experience of working in a sector.

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.

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