Assessor Training

A suite of fully accredited Assessor qualifications for anyone involved or wanting to become involved in the assessment process.

These qualifications were introduced in 2010 after Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) conducted a review of all assessment and quality assurance qualifications. The biggest difference between these and their predecessors (A1 and D32/D33) is that they are designed for use by anyone carrying out assessment of a learning activity.

People taking these qualifications can now be working on accredited or non-accredited training and learning programmes. All of the qualifications sit within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

NCFE Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment - This is a knowledge based Award for new or existing assessors or anyone who needs to know about the theory of assessment.

This can be completed as a stand-alone unit or as part of the larger assessment qualifications that follow. You do not need to carry out any assessment activities to complete this Award.

NCFE Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment - This Award contains both theory and practical elements and relates to anyone assessing in the work environment (the workplace), using methods such as observation or questioning. The nature of assessments might be towards a qualification, or to confirm an employees competence in their job role. This is ideal for anyone assessing QCF/RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework), NVQ and competence based qualifications.

NCFE Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement - This Award also combines theory and practical units for anyone who assesses vocational qualifications using assessment methods such as assignments, written or oral questions and tests. The assessments might be towards a qualification or learning programme. This is suitable for people assessing knowledge based qualifications within the QCF/RQF.

NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement - The Certificate in Assessing combines all the assessment units and encompasses all the theory and practical aspects of assessment, giving a well rounded qualification.This is ideal for people assessing via a range of methods in both work and learning environments and the required qualification for Apprenticeship assessors.

Any of the units listed can be taken as stand-alone units and certificated individually. This allows bite-sized learning to take place and people can build up units of credit to make a qualification over a period of time.