Assessing Awards and CertificateQualification
This course is currently the only recognised formal assessment qualification available to become a qualified assessor.
The OCR Level 3 Assessor qualifications are aimed at 3 groups of people:
Those who routinely assess candidates or learners in a training environment such as a Workshop, College or Training Centre but not in a workplace environment. (Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Training consisting of Unit 1 & Unit 3).
Those who routinely assess candidates or learners in a workplace environment. (Award in Assessing Competence in the Workplace consisting of Unit 1 & Unit 2).
Those that routinely assess both of the above. (Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement consisting of Unit 1, Unit 2 & Unit 3).
Unit 1 will be run as classroom session over 5 weeks from 5.00pm until 8.00pm. Units 2 and 3 will be delivered on a one to one basis in the candidate’s workplace as arranged with the course tutor.
This qualification is suitable for those people (over 19) who are already assessing learners (or will have the opportunity to assess), whether in a voluntary or paid capacity. If assessing NVQ qualifications you will need a qualified assessor to mentor you and will need the support of an internal quality assurer. For other qualifications, it is advisable that you have the support of an experienced assessor and internal quality assurer.
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Questions & Answers
What will be studied?
The qualification is now divided into three units as follows: Unit 1 – Principles and practices of Assessment (theory unit) - please note that unit 1 is a compulsory unit. Unit 2 – Assessing Occupational Competence in the Workplace (this is a practical unit). Unit 3 – Assessing Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding (this is a practical unit). If you have completed Unit 1 as part of the Award in Education and Training, you can just do Units 2 & 3 on their own.
How is the course assessed?
Unit 1 will be assessed by 2 written tasks, along with a recorded discussion. Units 2 and 3 will be assessed through observation and documentary evidence of your assessment practice.
Are there any opportunities for progression?
Qualified assessors may consider studying for a level 4, 5 or 6 teaching qualification or the level 4 Internal Quality Assurers qualification.
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- Attendance: Part-time (evening)
- Start Date: Various start dates
- Hours per week: 3 hours for 5 weeks then 1:1 with course tutor and self -guided time
- Days: TBC
- Start Time: 5.00 pm
- End Time: 8.00 pm
- Course Fees: For information on fees please contact Student Services on 01422 399316 For information on fees please contact Student Services on 01422 399316.
- Venue: Calderdale College and Workplace
- Faculty: HE & Professional Studies
- Department Manager: Katie Walker
- Level: Level 3
- Qualification Name: Assessing Awards and Certificate
- Awarding Body: OCR
- Course Contact: Francine Warren (757)
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