Classroom Assessor Course (Units 1 & 3)

Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocational Skills (AVS). Qualifies you to assess learners in a classroom or simulated environment for any type of courses in the UK.

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Classroom Skills Assessor Course Overview

Who is this classroom assessor course suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to assess learners in a classroom or simulated environment. This course is for you if your subject area uses assessment methods such as tests, quizzes, portfolios, presentations, Q&A, simulation or role-play etc

Classroom-based assessments are suitable for most teachers in traditional school or college settings as well as vocations where the assessments take place in a learning environment rather than 'on-the-job'. This includes accountancy, functional skills assessor, corporate learning and development, first aid assessor and private security SIA trainer assessors.

If you don't have any learners yet you can do the theory only assessor course.

If you assess your learners only in the workplace click here.

If you assess your learners in the classroom AND in their workplace then click here.

Is this Classroom Skills Assessor course a recognised accredited qualification?

We offer 100% online delivery and assessment of the Level 3 NVQ Assessor Courses – part of our L3 TAQA portfolio. This classroom assessor course is fully accredited by Pearson Edexcel and NOCN, two of the largest awarding bodies approved by Ofqual in the UK. 

Our online Level 3 Skills Assessor training qualifies you to assess most sectors and institutions in the Further Education and Lifelong Learning Sectors as well as any NVQ, QCF or RQF qualification your subject specialism. 

How long does it take to finish this Classroom Assessor course and how is it delivered?

Our L3 Skills Assessor course is 100% online and completely self-paced, so it suits the busiest of learners and also those who like to take their studies at their own pace. We allow 6 months for completion but most students can complete this within 2-3 weeks.

Why choose ELN for your Classroom Assessor course?

  • 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
  • Interest-Free Monthly Instalments - get full access to the course and tutor on the first payment
  • 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 3-4 day course + blended options available

If you still have questions, click on the live webchat below or email [email protected] NOW, we are waiting to help you boost your assessor career today!

Key details

Classroom Skills Assessor Course Credits: 9

Classroom Skills Assessor Course Duration: 6 months

This online Classroom Assessor qualification allows you to assess in the classroom only. We will conduct a detailed personalised 1:1 initial assessment/interview with you before you begin your Level 3 Assessor course.

If you don't assess learners currently, then you should do the assessor theory only unit - L3 Award in Understanding Principles and Practices of Assessment.

If you assess your learners in the workplace only then you should choose the L3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

If you assess learners in the workplace AND in the classroom then please go for the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA).

L3 Assessing Vocational Skills Course Requirements

This course is available for all candidates who fulfil the following criteria set by the Awarding Organisations:

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.

Access to two learners who you can assess in the classroom. 

Skills Assessor Course Brochure

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Classroom Assessor Course Tutors

  • 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.

  • 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.

L3 Assessing Vocational Skills Course Outline

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

 

  1. Be able to prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    • Select methods to assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding which address learner needs and meet assessment requirements, including:
      1. assessments of the learner in simulated environments
      2. skills tests
      3. oral and written questions
      4. assignments
      5. projects
      6. case studies
      7. recognising prior learning
    • Prepare resources and conditions for the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    • Communicate the purpose, requirements and processes of assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding to learners.
  2. Be able to carry out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    • Manage assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding to meet assessment requirements
    • Provide support to learners within agreed limitations
    • Analyse evidence of learner achievement
    • Make assessment decisions relating to vocational skills, knowledge and understanding against specified criteria
    • Follow standardization procedures
    • Provide feedback to the learner that affirms achievement and identifies any further implications for learning, assessment and progression.
  3. Be able to provide required information following the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    • Maintain records of the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding, its outcomes and learner progress
    • Make assessment information available to authorised colleagues as required
    • Follow procedures to maintain the confidentiality of assessment information
  4. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    • Follow relevant policies, procedures and legislation relating to the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding, including those for health, safety and welfare
    • Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism
    • Evaluate own work in carrying out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    • Take part in continuing professional development to ensure current expertise and competence in assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

L3 Assessing Vocational Skills Course Assessments

Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Assessed by short theory assignments x 7

Assignments can be presented in the format of tables,

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

Unit 3: Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

Work documents including:

2 x initial assessment paperwork, 4 x assessment plans using a different assessment method each, assessment records.

Wherever possible we will work with you to fulfil the assessment criteria using your existing work evidence.

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L3 Assessing Vocational Skills Course FAQs

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

You can volunteer or work part-time in a local college or other educational institution to complete the requirement.

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.

For more sector specific advice please visit our Advice & Guidance page.

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.

Your learners must be on a regulated course or formal qualification because you will have to evidence assessment criteria and internal / external quality assurance requirements based on which you make your assessment decisions.

You can work part-time or voluntary in a local college. You can also do the theory unit now and add the practical unit later.

The assessor course is for those who assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in a classroom or work environment so may not be fully relevant. However, if you need to apply this in a school setting then this Classroom Assessor course is the best choice.

Yes, the CAVA is ideal to qualify as a childcare Assessor and can be done alongside with your current role assessing apprentices. However, if you assess only apprentices and not learners on the childcare NVQ qualifications, then you might want to do the End Point Assessor course.

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