The Level 3 Certificate in Teaching, Training and Assessment is aimed at individuals working in a learning and development role, such as assessors or trainers, who are required to
deliver teaching or training and assess skills, knowledge and understanding in the workplace, workshops, classrooms and other training environments. It aims to equip candidates with the knowledge of how to plan and deliver learning sessions that incorporate assessment.
The learning outcomes cover knowledge principles of teaching, training and assessment and competence skills.
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.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) could be used to meet evidence requirements if the evidence is current and valid (less than two years old.
The awarding organisation for this qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). The specification for these qualifications has been approved by the Welsh Government for use by centres in Wales and by the Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) for use by centres in Northern Ireland.
Qualification title ProQual Level 3 Certificate in Teaching,Training and Assessment
Ofqual qualification number 601/6821/3
Total Qualification Time 90 hours
Assessment Pass or fail
Internally assessed and verified by centre staff
External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers
Candidates must complete two mandatory units:
Principles of teaching, training and assessment
Delivery of teaching, training and assessment
Principles of teaching, learning and assessment, Level 3
Learning Outcome – The learner will:
1 Understand the principles of teaching and training
2 Understand the principles of planning in teaching and training
3 Understand how to evaluate teaching and training sessions
4 Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
5 Understand different types of assessment method
6 Understand how to plan assessment
Assessment Criterion – The learner can:
1.1 Identify different teaching and training methods
1.2 Explain the purpose for using different teaching and training methods
1.3 Explain the main features of the different teaching and training methods
1.4 Explain the benefits and limitations of the different teaching and training methods
1.5 Explain the factors which determine the choice of teaching and training method
2.1 Explain the importance of the training cycle when planning teaching and training
2.2 Explain factors to be considered when planning teaching and training
2.3 Identify the components of a teaching and training session plan
3.1 Identify factors that influence the implementation of a session plan
3.2 Explain why delivery of teaching and training must meet the needs of an individual a group
3.3 Explain the purpose of evaluating teaching and training
3.4 Explain the principles of evaluating teaching and training
3.5 Identify methods used for evaluating teaching and training
4.1 Explain the function of assessment in learning and development
4.2 Define the key concepts and principles of assessment
4.3 Explain the responsibilities of the assessor
5.1 Compare the strengths and limitations of a range of assessment methods
6.1 Summarise key factors to consider when planning assessment
6.2 Evaluate the benefits of using a holistic approach to assessment
6.3 Explain how to plan a holistic approach to assessment
6.4 Summarise the types of risks that may be involved in assessment
6.5 Explain how to minimise risks through the planning process
Learning Outcome – The learner
will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:
7 Understand how to make assessment decisions
7.1 Explain how to judge whether evidence is sufficient, authentic and current
7.2 Explain how to ensure that assessment decisions are made against specified criteria, valid, reliable and fair
8 Understand quality assurance of 8.1 Evaluate the importance of quality assurance in the assessment process assessment process
8.2 Summarise quality assurance procedures, including the procedure to follow when there are disputes concerning assessment decisions
Candidates must meet all of the assessment criteria.
There must be valid, authentic and sufficient 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.
Assessors must use assessment methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge, e.g. e-assessment, multiple choice controlled assessment, questioning, assignments, etc.