Assessor Unit 1 only - Level 3 Award in Understanding Assessment

Assessor Unit 1 only. Helps you understand assessment processes for all types of accredited NVQ, RQF qualifications and Apprenticeships. Accredited by NOCN and Pearson Edexcel

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Assessor Theory Course Overview

Who is this Assessor Unit 1 for?

This NVQ Assessor course is suitable for those who currently do not work as an Assessor but would like to gain knowledge of the principles and practices of assessment. It is the knowledge based unit of the Level 3 Assessor Courses – part of our robust Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) portfolio.

We also offer this unit as part of the AET course for just £55.

Other assessor courses:

If you have 2 learners who you can assess as a classroom assessor click here

If you have 2 learners who you can assess as a work-based assessor click here.

If you have 2 learners who you can assess in both the classroom and workplace competence then click here.

What if I am not currently assessing learners?

You do not need access to any learners for this unit, in fact it is a great opportunity for CPD for trainers and teachers to expand their knowledge of assessment. If you don't currently have access to learners, this is ideal for you to get into assessment in beauty, construction, fitness and many more.

Under the new legislation, private security SIA trainers now need at least this unit in order to assess the Physical Intervention, Conflict Management and CCTV modules.

How long will the Assessor Unit take to complete?

The course is 100% online with full tutor support. We allow 3 months but most people can finish is a few days since is theory only, no practical evidence required. As it is self-paced you can complete as quickly as you like!

Why choose ELN for your Assessor theory award?

  • Unlimited Personal Tutor support - live 1:1 video tutorial for induction 
  • ISO 9001 and ISO 29993 certification - quality assured for your peace of mind
  • Live Tutorials on Zoom with Peer Discussions
  • No Hidden Charges
  • Group Discounts - email on [email protected] straight away
  • Quick Certification - due to Direct Claims Status with all our Awarding Bodies
  • Pearson Edexcel / NOCN accreditation - 2 of the largest Awarding Bodies in the UK and abroad
  • Classroom-based in-house 2 day course + blended options available

Not sure which Assessor training is right for you? Or perhaps you'd like to merge this unit with your Teacher Training course? Email us now on [email protected] or click on the live webchat below so we can help you make the right decision for your career today!

Key details

Course Credits: 3

Course Duration: 3 months

This course is part of the Level 3 TAQA suite and is an NVQ qualification. It's a knowledge unit only, so there is no requirement for prior or current Assessor experience. In fact doing this assessor theory unit can boost your job prospects if you want to prove to a potential employer that you have knowledge of Assessment in the FE sector. 

This is 'half' the Assessor course and once you have access to learners you can come back and do the practical unit(s).

If you want to assess learners in their workplace you will need the work-based Competence Assessor course.

If you assess your learners in a classroom / simulated environment then you need the Classroom Assessor course.

If you assess your learners both 'on the job' and in a classroom setting then you need the Lead Assessor CAVA certificate.

Assessor Theory Unit Requirements

This course is available for all candidates who fulfil the following criteria:

Age range: 19+

Core skills: There are no formal entry requirements for this training course however candidate must have reading and writing skills in order to complete the course

Access to Internet using a laptop / pc / tablet using up to date Windows, Android or Apple operating systems.

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Assessor Theory Unit Tutors

  • Cordelia Castle Cordelia Castle

    Cordelia (aka Dee) supports students on our Assessor courses. She has many years of training experience both in workplace and college environments. She holds a number of qualifications in learning & development including the Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training, Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement and Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice. She is also a mentor for The Girls Network Charity who inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them with a mentor and a network of professional female role models.

  • Tony Lamsdale Tony Lamsdale

    Tony is one of ELN's most popular tutors for AET, CET and sometimes the Assessor courses too. He has been involved in training since the mid 1990’s and has experience in both the private and public sector. He has taught a variety of subjects including Engineering, Explosives, Advanced Driving & Riding and Professional Development. During his time in the industry, Tony worked with a number of universities where he sat on a number of boards advising on course development, gave lectures and sponsored projects. When Tony is not in the classroom (or online!) he enjoys the outdoor life and is happiest when riding his Ducati.

Assessor Theory Unit Course Outline

  1. Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
    1. Explain the function of assessment in learning and development
    2. Define the key concepts and principles of assessment
    3. Explain the responsibilities of the assessor
    4. Identify the regulations and requirements relevant to assessment in own area of practice
  2. Understand different types of assessment method
    1. Compare the strengths and limitations of a range of assessment methods with reference to the needs of individual learners
  3. Understand how to plan assessment
    1. Summarise key factors to consider when planning assessment
    2. Evaluate the benefits of using a holistic approach to assessment
    3. Explain how to plan a holistic approach to assessment
    4. Summarise the types of risks that may be involved in assessment in own area of responsibility
    5. Explain how to minimize risks through the planning process
  4. Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
    1. Explain the importance of involving the learner and others in the assessment process
    2. Summarise types of information that should be made available to learners and others involved in the assessment process
    3. Explain how peer and self-assessment can be used effectively to promote learner involvement and personal responsibility in the assessment of learning
    4. Explain how assessment arrangements can be adapted to meet the needs of individual learners.
  5. Understand how to make assessment decisions
    1. Explain how to judge whether evidence is sufficient, authentic, current
    2. Explain how to ensure that assessment decisions are made against specified criteria, valid, reliable, fair
  6. Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
    1. Evaluate the importance of quality assurance in the assessment process
    2. Summarise quality assurance and standardization procedures in own area of practice
    3. Summarise the procedures to follow when there are disputes concerning assessment in own area of practice
  7. Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
    1. Explain the importance of following procedures for the management of information relating to assessment
    2. Explain how feedback and questioning contribute to the assessment process
  8. Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment
    1. Explain legal issues, policies and procedures relevant to assessment, including those for confidentiality, health, safety and welfare
    2. Explain the contribution that technology can make to the assessment process
    3. Evaluate requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism in relation to assessment
    4. Explain the value of reflective practice and continuing professional development in the assessment process

 

L3 Understanding Assessment - Assignments

Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Assessed by short theory assignments x 8 and 1 peer discussion.

Work documents can be used instead of theory assignments e.g. assessment reports, policies, procedures, assessment records etc

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L3 Understanding Assessment - FAQs

Yes it is a NVQ qualification awarded by Pearson Edexcel and NOCN awarding bodies. It is the newer version of the old A1 course and the even older D32/D33 courses.

Yes, all the courses and units are self-paced and can be combined with the practical units at a later stage. We offer fantastic discounts to returning customers.

Yes, you should complete the CAVA or Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement if you want to assess in the beauty industry as this will qualify you to assess your trainees in the classroom and work environment.

We usually advise construction assessors to do the Workplace Competence Assessor course because usually, they do not assess in a classroom situation. For more sector specific advice please visit our Advice & Guidance page.

You do not need learners for this theory only Assessor course.

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