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TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)

Who is this qualification for? 

Primary outcome

The primary outcome of the TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of education and training as a vocational assessor. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of vocational assessor. This qualification is ideal for those who want to assess in areas such as beauty, hospitality, hairdressing, construction, care homes leisure and more.

The TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a vocational assessor. This qualification is designed for learners aged 19 years or older and will support you to gain employment as a vocational assessor, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

 

This is a practical-based qualification intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment, and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (i.e. workshop, classroom or other training environment). Entry onto this qualification will require you to have full competence in the vocational subject area that you will be assessing and you will need access to a cohort of learners, so that you can gather evidence of real assessments.

 

This qualification includes units covering the principles and practices of assessment, assessing learners’ occupational competence in the work place and assessing vocational skills, and knowledge and understanding of education and training.

Progression

Successful learners can progress through the suite of qualifications included in this specification and

further to other qualifications such as the TQUK Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of

Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF).

Mandatory – from this group you’ll need to cover a minimum of 3 components and earn a minimum of 15 credits.

UNIT REF

UNIT TITLE

LEVEL

CREDITS

GLH

D/601/5313

Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

3

3

24

H/601/5314

Assess occupational competence in the work environment

3

6

30

F/601/5319

Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

3

6

30

 

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

 

D/601/5313

Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit you will:

  1. Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
  2. Understand different types of assessment method
  3. Understand how to plan assessment
  4. Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
  5. Understand how to make assessment decisions
  6. Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
  7. Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
  8. Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment
  1. Specific unit requirements
    All learning outcomes in this unit must be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge and understanding.
  2. Achieving assessment criteria
    There must be valid, authentic and suf cient evidence for all the assessment criteria. However, one piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more
    than one learning outcome or assessment criterion.
  3. Knowledge outcomes
    There must be evidence that you possess all the knowledge and understanding listed in the ‘Knowledge’ section of this unit. This evidence may include projects, assignments, case studies, reflective accounts, oral/written questioning and/or other forms of evidence.
  4. Tutor/Assessor guidance
    You will be guided by your tutor/assessor on how to achieve learning outcomes in this unit. All outcomes must be achieved.
  5. External paper
    There is no external paper requirement for this unit.

 

H/601/5314

Assess occupational competence in the work environment

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit you will:

  1. Be able to plan the assessment of occupational competence
  2. Be able to make assessment decisions about occupational competence
  3. Be able to provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence
  4. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing occupational competence
  1. Specific unit requirements
    There must be evidence to cover all of the assessment methods listed in the unit.

As a minimum, there must be performance evidence for the following assessment methods:

  • observation of performance in the work environment
  • examining products of work
  • questioning the learner.

Where a trainee assessor’s plan does not include the following assessment methods, they must present

evidence through a statement or discussion on how they would use these assessment methods:

  • discussing with the learner
  • use of others (witness testimony)
  • looking at learner statements
  • recognising prior learning.
  1. Simulation
    Simulation is not allowed in this unit.
  2. Achieving assessment criteria
    There must be valid, authentic and sufficient evidence for all the assessment criteria. Holistic assessment is encouraged and one piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one assessment criterion.
  3. Observation outcomes
    There must be evidence of you carrying out a minimum of two assessments of two learners’ occupational competence (four assessments in total). This occupational competence must not be in assessment itself. In other words, evidence for this unit must not come from assessing another learner assessor who in turn is assessing someone else. A minimum of one assessment must be observed. You must have access to relevant cohorts of students to be able to act as trainee assessor delivering an accredited qualification and have permission to be observed.
  4. Range
    All ranges must be practically demonstrated or other forms of evidence produced to show they have been covered.
  5. Knowledge outcomes
    There must be evidence that you possess all the knowledge and understanding listed in the ‘Knowledge’ section of this unit. This evidence may include projects, assignments, case studies, reflective accounts, oral/written questioning and/or other forms of evidence.
  6. Tutor/Assessor guidance
    You will be guided by your tutor/assessor on how to achieve learning outcomes and ranges in this unit. All outcomes and ranges must be achieved.
  7. External paper
    There is no external paper requirement for this unit.

 

F/601/5319

Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit you will:

  1. Be able to prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  2. Be able to carry out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  3. Be able to provide required information following the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  4. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  1. Specific unit requirements
    There must be evidence to cover all of the assessment methods listed in this unit. As a minimum, there must be performance evidence for at least three of the following assessment methods:
  1. assessments of the learner in simulated environments
  2. skills tests
    iii. oral and written questions iv. assignments
    v. projects
    vi. case studies

vii. recognising prior learning

  1. Simulation
    Simulation is not allowed in this unit.
  1. Achieving assessment criteria
    There must be valid, authentic and sufficient evidence for all the assessment criteria. Holistic assessment is encouraged and one piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one assessment criterion.

Observation outcomes

There must be evidence of you carrying
out a minimum of two assessments
of two learners’ skills, knowledge and understanding (four assessments in total). A minimum of one assessment must be observed. You must have access to relevant cohorts of students to be able to act as trainee assessor delivering an accredited qualification and have permission to be observed.

 

  1. Range
    All ranges must be practically demonstrated or other forms of evidence produced to show they have been covered.
  2. Knowledge outcomes
    There must be evidence that you possess all the knowledge and understanding listed in the ‘Knowledge’ section of this unit. This evidence may include projects, assignments, case studies, reflective accounts, oral/written questioning and/or other forms of evidence.
  3. Tutor/Assessor guidance
    You will be guided by your tutor/assessor on how to achieve learning outcomes and ranges in this unit. All outcomes and ranges must be achieved.
  4. External paper
    There is no external paper requirement for this unit
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How much does the course cost?

£299 (INTRODUCTORY OFFER) – including Accreditation

You will be required to purchase a text book