Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

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Qualification Aims

These qualifications are aimed at assessors in a variety of contexts, those assessing in the workplace and those assessing in alternative environments such as workshops, classrooms and other training environments.

Each qualification includes a unit that covers all the essential knowledge and understanding that assessors need, plus one or more units that describe competent practice. This offers flexibility and a greater potential to meet the needs of assessors working in different environments.

Aims:

To assess the candidate assessor’s knowledge and understanding of the principles
and practices that underpin assessment.

To assess the candidate assessor’s performance in assessing occupational competence in an individual’s work environment (Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment).

To assess the candidate assessor’s performance in assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace – for example workshops, classrooms or other training environments (Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement)

Qualification title: ProQual Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
Level: Level 3
Guided learning hours: 54
Total qualification time :90 hours

Assessment Pass or fail
Internally assessed and verified by centre staff
External quality assurance by ProQual

This qualification is appropriate for candidates who assess occupational competence in an
individual’s workplace.

Entry Requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.

Qualification Structure

Candidates must complete 2 Mandatory units.

Mandatory Units
Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
Assess occupational competence in the work environment