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C&G Award in Understanding the Principles & Practices of Assessment

These qualifications are designed for anyone assessing and carrying out quality assurance in all occupational sectors, accredited learning, non-accredited learning (e.g. where the performance being assessed is of students who are not undertaking a qualification), qualifications on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and qualifications on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).

For practitioners who assess the demonstration of competence in a work environment using the following assessment methods:

  • Observation
  • Examining work products
  • Oral questioning and discussion
  • Use of witnesses
  • Student statements
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

The Level 3 provides a pathway for students to understand assessment and qualify as an assessor themselves.

The course will cover all the essential principles and practices of training assessment and quality assurance (TAQA), including assessing competence and achievement.

There are three awards and a certificate available at Level 3:

The Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment is a knowledge-only award for those who are starting their journey as an assessor, or those who need to know about assessment practice but are not currently practising.

The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment is for practitioners who assess the demonstration of competence in a work environment using the following assessment methods: observation/examining work products/oral questioning and discussion/use of witnesses/learner statements/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

The Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement is for practitioners who assess knowledge and/or skills in vocationally related subject areas using the following assessment methods: assessments in simulated environments/skills tests/oral and written questions/assignments/projects/case studies/RPL.

The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is for practitioners who may use all of the above-listed assessment methods based upon sound assessment principles.

Students studying for Level 3 will be assessed by a number of methods, including:

  • Observation
  • Assignments
  • Oral and written questions
  • Projects
  • Case studies

Subject to demand, only Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment will be offered.

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All candidates will be required to attend a pre-course interview and provide proof of qualifications. College entry requirements include:

  • Level 2 English and Maths qualification
  • Level 2/3 qualification in the subject you want or are currently teaching
  • Completion of initial assessment(s) and a written comprehension assessment.
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment - For practitioners who assess the demonstration of competence in a work environment using the following assessment methods: observation/examining work products/oral questioning and discussion/use of witnesses/learner statements/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement - For practitioners who assess knowledge and/or skills in vocationally related subject areas using the following assessment methods: assessments in simulated environments/skills tests/oral and written questions/assignments/projects/case studies/RPL.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement - For practitioners who may use ALL of the above-listed assessment methods based upon sound assessment principles.

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Basic Information

Course Code N03P3PP19P
Location Wisemore Campus
Level Level 3
Type Part-Time
Fee Fee: £200 Exam/reg: £30 Other fee: £10
Start Date Sep 02 2019

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