Course overview

Assessing Vocational Achievement City of Bristol College

Designed for those who are starting their professional journey towards becoming an Assessor.

Throughout this course you will gain the knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of assessment. You will learn to assess the demonstration of competence in a work environment, using different assessment methods. In addition, you will also learn to assess knowledge, skills in vocationally related subject areas, using different assessment methods, in training workshops, classroom or other learning environments.

If you’re aged 19+ and this will be your first Level 3 course, it could be free for you under the government’s National Skills Fund (NSF) scheme. Get in touch to find out more.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This qualification will provide people who carry out assessing in the classroom and workplace environment, with the opportunity to develop and improve their practice as well as achieving a professional qualification for their role.

This Certificate is available to anyone working in accredited learning, non- accredited learning, the NQF and the QCF.

What you'll learn

  • You will need to be assessed with 2 learners, covering 3 assessment methods, for both the Competence and Vocational Skills units
  • Have evidence of attending standardisation meetings/activities
  • Keep a record of your continuing professional development and reflect on your practice

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you will need two learners for both the Competence and Vocational Skills units to assess.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This qualification is delivered flexibly on various dates throughout the year.

It is made up of 3 Units and totals 15 credits assessed by the teaching team.

Future career and study opportunities

Next steps upon successful completion is to work towards the Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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