Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate Level 3

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    Part Time

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    18 Months

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    Monday 28th October 2024


The Level 3 Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate replaces the A1 Assessors Award and will provide those who carry out assessment of skills or knowledge within their organisation with the opportunity to develop and improve their practice as well as achieve a professional qualification.

This course is developed for those working in accredited learning, non-accredited learning, the NQF and the QCF.

What will I do?

The Level 3 Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate consists of three units - one knowledge and two competence based units.

  • Understanding the principles and practices of assessment (knowledge based)
  • Assess occupational competence in the work environment (competence based)
  • Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding (competence based)

You will attend two workshops over the period of your course and undertake a series of one to one meetings with your portfolio assessor in order to plan the collection of evidence and compile your portfolio. You will be required to undertake four monitoring observations in your workplace.

The entry qualifications for the Level 3 Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate are a level 3 qualification in the area you wish to assess and experience within the area.

You also will need to find and then work with two learners who you are vocationally competent to assess.

The Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate will take you 18 months to complete and is accomplished in the workplace.

You will initially attend college at our Boston Campus (Rochford) on Monday 28th October 2024 for a 6 hour session. You will then complete a series of observations throughout the duration of the course, dates and times of which will be agreed at the initial session.

The Level 3 Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

Aged 19+

For those aged 19+, this course will cost £811.

You may be eligible to study this course for FREE should you be eligible under one of the following criteria:

  • Aged 19 or over, and earning less than £25,000
  • Aged 19 or over, and currently unemployed and receiving JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
  • Aged 19 or over and do not currently hold a Level 3 qualification

Alternatively, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £25,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

You will be observed four times whilst planning, assessing and feeding back to your learners. You will also complete a professional discussion with your assessor, detailing the assessment process you have followed whilst assessing your learners.

In order to cover the knowledge aspect of the course there will be 16 questions to research and complete. Over the period of the course, you will build up a portfolio of evidence to show your assessment work.

This Level 3 Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate forms part of a full framework of qualifications for trainers, assessors and quality assurance personnel (TAQA). You can progress onto the Level 4 IQA after one years experience as a qualified assessor.

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