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City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

Level 3
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This course is suitable for those who are suitably qualified and wish to assess candidates undertaking an NVQ (work-based) qualification.

Following a detailed induction, you will be assigned a lecturer who will work with you on a one to one mentoring basis to help you to achieve your Award.

You will attend 8 MANDATORY workshops (remotely) for Unit 301 which is the Knowledge and understanding unit, and you will complete an assignment for each learning outcome covered during each workshop.

For the practical component of the course, Unit 302, you will be part of an assessment team in your vocational area, working alongside a qualified assessor and IQA, and will have access to assessing a minimum of 2 learners on at least 2 occasions conducting holistic assessments and demonstrating all aspects of the assessment cycle – planning, assessment, assessment decision and feedback.

Year One

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

Entry is subject to interview.

Qualifications and experience must be provided on entry to the programme, and must comply with the Assessment Strategy for the course you are assessing.

This will be confirmed by the HOD/DHOD for the respective area, in compliance with the Awarding Body. You should hold a qualification at least one level higher than the level that you will be assessing.

You are responsible for securing a placement and arranging access to assessing a minimum of 2 learners.

You will work within/alongside an approved NVQ assessment centre. A qualified Vocational Assessor must agree to mentor you and countersign your assessments, and the centre IQA should also be made aware that your assessments and assessment decisions should be internally quality assured. This must be agreed prior to enrolment.

Enhanced Access NI Clearance is a requirement of this course. This criterion may be enhanced subject to demand for places.

In order to demonstrate competence, you will be assessed using a range of assessment methods, including observation of the process of planning, reviewing, assessing and providing feedback to students.

You will develop an e-portfolio of evidence of assessing a minimum of 2 students throughout the entire assessment cycle – assessment planning, conducting assessment, assessment decision and feedback, and re-assessment if required. Assignments will also be used to prove your knowledge and understanding of the assessment process.

Completion of Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement by completing Unit 303 and/or Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice. (You must be an experienced assessor prior to undertaking the IQA Award)

Following an Induction session in Enniskillen campus, the theory component is delivered over 8 weeks remotely, followed by 1-1 mentoring for the practical element of your course in your local campus.

1 Available Session

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.




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1 Year(s)


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Total Annual Fee £682.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

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