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Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
Assessment
1 x essay
Study Hours
Approximately 24 hours
Learning Methods
Classroom, virtual or self-study
Pricing

Classroom £449, Virtual £349 and Self-study £249 £229

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Course Overview

Unlock Your Learning Potential with the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment!

Are you in search of a knowledge-driven qualification that doesn't burden you with assessment tasks? Look no further, because the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment is tailor-made for you!

To embark on this enriching educational journey, all you need is to be 19 years of age or older, possess a strong foundation in Level 2 English reading and writing, as well as proficiency in Maths and ICT. Additionally, a solid grasp of the subject you aspire to assess is highly recommended. Join us now to kickstart your assessment expertise!

You do not need access to learners for this course.  

Course Duration

This course can be completed in one of the following ways:

Classroom training over 2 days (additional assignments for completion at learners own pace)

Virtual learning over 2 days (additional assignments for completion at learners own pace)

Self-study of approximately 24 hours (time to complete may vary, dependent upon existing knowledge, any additional research you choose to complete, and other commitments)

Course Qualification

Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment is an ideal CPD platform from which you can progress to practical assessor qualifications

The Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment is accredited by QNUK and Ofqual. Further information is available at https://register.ofqual.gov.uk/

Course Modules

‘Understanding the principles and practices of assessment’ is the only module within Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment.

What the course covers

Completion of this course 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

How Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment is assessed

This award is assessed by submission of one essay.

Course Resources

Following a course induction, assigned tutors are available for candidates until successful completion of the award. This can be within the study groups, via phone or email.

All content within the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment is available online from any device with an internet connection.

This includes relevant PowerPoint presentations, a personalised study plan, notes and handouts, which are accessible 24/7 for 12 months from the start of your course.  

All webinars are also available online.

Course Guarantee

The course fee for Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment includes all materials, assessments and certification costs.

Should you find the need to cancel for any reason, or wish to upgrade, all courses are covered by a 14-day guarantee, which is particularly useful for candidates who chose self-study and wish to upgrade to classroom or virtual learning options.

We do not charge penalties or additional administration fees.

FAQs

What is the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment, and why should I sign up for it?

The Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment is a valuable qualification that provides an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices related to assessment. By enrolling in this course, you gain a foundational knowledge of assessment, which is crucial for those involved in educational or vocational roles. Its an entry qualification into assessing. 

How will this certification benefit my career prospects?

This award is a fantastic stepping stone for individuals looking to enhance their careers in education, training, or assessment. It's recognised across all industries and equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct fair, effective, and consistent assessments.. With this qualification, you'll be able to apply for assessing positions. 

Is this certification recognised by employers and industry bodies?

Yes, it is! The understanding of assessment principles and practices is essential in a wide range of industries, including education, healthcare, business, and many more. Employers value individuals who can carry out effective assessments to maintain quality standards and ensure compliance with regulations. is recognised and respected by employers, industry leaders, and awarding bodies. It meets the national standards for assessors and is your ticket to enter the assessment world.

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 understanding of assessment principles and practices is essential in a wide range of industries, including education, healthcare, business, and many more. Employers value individuals who can carry out effective assessments to maintain quality standards and ensure compliance with regulations.

How does this award differ from other assessment qualifications, like the CAVA?

The Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment focuses on the foundational principles and practices of assessment. It's a great choice if you want to build a solid understanding of assessment but don't plan to assess vocational competence directly. The CAVA, on the other hand, is more comprehensive and designed for those who will be directly assessing vocational skills and knowledge.

Once I've completed this course, can I use Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to complete the CAVA?

Many learners use this approach where they study the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment to get into assessing and then upgrade to the CAVA once they have access to learners. If you follow this route, you will not need to complete Unit 1 again. 

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 specific work environment or educational context 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. 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.

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. 

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Classroom training over 2 days (additional assignments for completion at learners own pace). Classroom training takes place between 09:30 - 16:30 on weekdays and weekends. Evening training takes place at 19:00 - 22:00. Our classroom locations are:
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