Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
Course Reference: QCF
If you want to become an assessor and work with students and learners to assess their qualifications then you will need a level 3 assessing qualification.
Complete a level 3 assessing qualification online with Footstep Training.
The full Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement qualification is an online distance learning course and is aimed at those who wish to become an assessor in both occupational and vocational skills.
Occupational skills are related to work based environments, such as someone who needs to be assessed as an apprentice, and vocational skills are related to class room based environments, such as someone who needs to be assessed on a commercial course.
On successful completion it will fully qualify you to work as an assessor to assess in your area of expertise.
This e-learning course is worth 15 credits on the qualification credit framework and all successful candidates will receive the FutureQuals Level 3 Certificate in assessing vocational achievement.
You will need to be occupationally competent in the area you wish to assess and to complete the qualification you need to have access to a minimum of two learners who are completing a course.
Your course is delivered completely online so internet access is required and access to a video camera to record a practical observation.
The full assessor qualification generally takes 2-3 months to complete, but this is dependent on how often you have access to you learners. If you can see your learners more than 1-2 times per month you will be able to achieve it in a quicker time. The time it takes is up to you, so if you want to complete it in 2 weeks, go for it!
- Without placement (you need to have access to a minimum of two learners)
- With placement (we guarantee a placement with a minimum of two learners)
Unit 1 – Understanding principles and practices of assessment. The knowledge and theory of assessment. This unit can be completed on its own if you just required the knowledge, or with the units below. Some awarding organisations only require you to have this unit certificate to be able to assess the qualifications.
Unit 2- Assess occupational skills in the work environment. This unit will qualify you to assess people in any work environment that you are competent in. This qualification will enable you to assess standards of work and qualifications that are delivered and assessed in occupational environments. You will need this unit if you intend on working with apprentices and NVQ’s.
Unit 3- Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding. This unit will qualify you to assess accredited vocational courses. If you plan on assessing qualifications delivered in classroom environments you will need this unit. This is the most popular unit to have if you want to work as an assessor.
How will you be assessed?
Assessment is online via worksheets, submitting evidence and completing templates provided to you. There is also a requirement to submit a video of you assessing a learner for one planned method.
How long will it take to complete?
This depends on you but clearly the sooner the better. You will receive help from your tutor if you need it.
When will I get my log in details?
As soon as we recieve your payment you will be sent details of your enrolment and other details about the course and how to login.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions about the course or access to it call: Lucy Blackwell on 0207 419 8900 or email
Is my booking refundable or transferrable?
We do not give refunds but we can transfer your booking to another one of our courses. Click here for details of our other courses running.
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