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Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
Assessment
1 x essay and four assessed sessions
Study Hours
Approximately 54 hours
Learning Methods
Classroom, virtual or self-study
Pricing

Classroom £699, Virtual £599 and Self-study £499 £445

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Course Overview

Unlock Your Potential with the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment – Your Path to Excellence!

Are you the kind of assessor who wants to excel in evaluating occupational competence in the work environment? Look no further, because the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment is the key to unlocking your full potential!

To embark on this empowering journey, all you need is to be at least 19 years of age, exhibit a strong command of English reading and writing (preferably with numeracy, literacy, and ICT at Level 2), and exude confidence in your chosen subject of assessment. Don't miss this opportunity to rise to the top in the world of competence assessment – enrol today and take the first step toward greatness!

You will need access to 2x colleagues in a work environment to carry out the practical unit.

Course Duration

You can complete the qualification by any of the three following routes:

Classroom training over 2 days (with homework assignments at your own pace)

Virtual learning over 2 days (with homework assignments at your own pace)

Self-study over approximately 54 hours (dependent on your existing knowledge and experience, any additional research you carry out, and other commitments)

54 hours is based on the average completion time. However, you could complete your study over weeks or months to suit your personal circumstances.

Course Qualification

Successfully completing the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment qualifies you to assess individuals in a workplace environment.

The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment is accredited by QNUK and Ofqual. Visit https://register.ofqual.gov.uk for more information.

Course Modules

There are two modules within Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

  1. Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
  2. Assess occupational competence in the work environment

What the course covers

Successful completion of this qualification enables you to:

  • Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
  • Understand different types of assessment method
  • Understand how to plan assessment
  • Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
  • Understand how to make assessment decisions
  • Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
  • Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
  • Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment
  • Plan the assessment of occupational competence
  • Make assessment decisions about occupational competence
  • Provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence
  • Maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing occupational competence

How Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment is assessed

Assessment of this award is carried out by:

  • One essay
  • Four assessed sessions – the trainee assessor will be observed and graded for their skills in at least two assessments of two learner’s occupational competence.

Contact us if you have difficulties, or are unsure of this requirement.

You will be provided with feedback on your essay. So, should it fall below minimum requirements, you may use this feedback to assist with your resubmission. Most candidates pass on their second submission, although there are no limits to the number of times you may resubmit.

Course Resources

Following an induction, ongoing access to assigned tutors is available throughout the course, by phone, email, or within study groups.

All candidates can access the full course content online for the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment, free of charge, no matter which learning style they choose.

This eLearning package is available 24/7 for a year and can be accessed from any device with internet connection. It includes webinars, PowerPoint presentations, personalised study plan, course notes and handouts.

Course Guarantee

Should you decide, for any reason, that the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment is not for you, we offer a 14-day guarantee to cancel or upgrade the course. 

This is particularly useful for those who decide they prefer virtual learning or a classroom environment after first attempting self-study. 

We do not penalise you or charge additional administration fees.

FAQs

What is the Level 3 Certificate in Assessment Vocational Achievement, and why should I sign up for it?

The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment is a valuable qualification that equips individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to assess occupational competence in the workplace. By taking this course, you can become a proficient assessor, which is essential for various industries. It's an excellent choice for career development.

How will this award benefit my career prospects?

This award is highly regarded by employers across a range of industries. It allows you to become a qualified assessor, increasing your employability and the potential for career advancement. Assessors are in high demand, making this qualification a valuable asset.

Is this certification recognised by employers and industry bodies?

Yes, it is! The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment is recognised and respected by employers, industry leaders, and awarding bodies. It meets the national standards for assessors and is your ticket to becoming a sought-after professional in the vocational assessment industry.

What is the difference between the CAVA and the UPPA, ACWE, and AVRA qualifications?

The CAVA (Level 3 Certificate in Assessment Vocational Achievement) focuses on assessing vocational skills and knowledge. In contrast, the UPPA (Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment), ACWE (Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment), and AVRA (Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally-Related Achievement) qualifications are specific subsets of the CAVA, designed for different assessment scenarios. The CAVA is a comprehensive program that covers a wide range of assessment contexts, making it versatile and suitable for assessors working in various fields. This is the top-assessing qualification.

In which industries is the assessor qualification needed?

The assessor qualification is highly sought-after in a wide range of industries, including but not limited to education, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, hospitality, and information technology. Employers across these sectors require qualified assessors to ensure that their employees meet industry standards and regulations and in particular needed for assessing apprenticeships and NVQs and those in health and social care, early years, construction, security to name a few.

How does ACWE differ from the other assessing qualifications?

The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment is specifically tailored to assess occupational competence in a work environment. It's an ideal choice for individuals who want to focus on assessing competence in real work situations. The CAVA, on the other hand, covers a broader range of assessment contexts, and the AVRA concentrates on vocationally-related achievement assessment.

If I've completed one unit, can I use Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

Yes, you can potentially use Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for the units you've already completed. This can help you save time and effort by not having to repeat what you've already mastered.

Do you supply learners for assessment purposes?

Typically, we do not supply learners for assessment. Our role is to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and qualifications necessary to become a competent assessor. You will be responsible for finding learners within your work environment for assessment purposes. However, we offer guidance on learner recruitment and assessment procedures to help you succeed in your role as an assessor. Any company that offers learners are not meeting Ofqual's recommendations therefore invalidating your certificate. 

What if I don't have access to learners in my current job or environment?

You cannot simulate assessments so you need access to learners. These can be colleagues from your workplace assessing them carrying out a daily task. We don't promise this but may have some learners available for your assessments but is not a guarantee as it depends on your subjects. Ideally you already work in an environment where you can access 2x learners. If not, you should complete the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment as this will allow you to start assessing and then you can gain the additional unit after when you are working.

How long have I got to complete this qualification?

You will have 12-months from the purchase date to complete your course. Should you run over this time, you may be able to apply for special dispensation to extend this time by an additional 3-months or alternatively it is an additional cost of £69 to extend it for a further year. Please note extensions are subject to current qualification requirements and may not always be possible. 

What if I don't have access to learners in my current job or environment?

You cannot simulate assessments so you need access to learners. We don't promise this but may have some learners available for your assessments but is not a guarantee as it depends on your subjects. Ideally you already work in an environment where you can access 2x learners. If not, you should complete the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment as this will allow you to start assessing and then you can gain the additional units after when you are working.

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