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Virtual Level 3 Assessor Course

Part of the TAQA suite. Get qualified to assess learners in a classroom/simulated environment or workplace. Accredited by Pearson Edexcel and NOCN.

Course Overview

The Level 3 Assessor course, part of our robust Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) portfolio, is now available in a live online classroom format!

Upcoming Dates:

10th and 18th August 2021 (9am to 5pm)

This is the online equivalent of a regular classroom-based course. Studying online can be difficult to get accustomed to if you're used to classroom learning which is why this is the perfect solution for you! Your tutors will be available live throughout the duration of the course, and you'll also be able to interact with your peers in a classroom setting.

Upon successful completing of the course, delegates will achieve the nationally recognised Ofqual approved Level 3 Assessor Certificate from NOCN or Pearson Edexcel.

What are the Level 3 Assessor Courses?

The Level 3 Assessor Course qualify you to assess learners in a classroom/simulated environment or workplace.

If you opt for the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (Units 1 & 2), you'll become qualified to assess learners in their workplace.

If you opt for the Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (Units 1 & 3), you'll become qualified to assess learners in a classroom or simulated environment.

To obtain the linked qualification or Level 3 Assessor, you will need to attend the complete 2-day Assessor Training Course and submit the assessments online. This is an online exclusive course and will be conducted in front of a tutor in a live classroom setting.

Why should I train in a virtual classroom?

With the current global situation pertaining to Covid-19, classroom training is an option that doesn’t exist. However, we understand that nothing beats being immersed in the energy of the classroom while being surrounded by like-minded students who want to better themselves in studying for their future.

That is why we are introducing the Level 3 Assessor courses in the online classroom format. This will allow you the opportunity to ask your tutor questions and will also give you the chance to partake in group discussions with your fellow students. You can do all this while following a classroom plan that opens you up to new ways in learning and developing your skill in becoming a teacher or lecturer in further education

We also offer the self-paced Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment and Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement courses.

Key details

The Level 3 Assessor courses are made up of three core units and require two days of attendance from 9am-5pm UK time (including breaks) in the online classroom.

Day 1:

Students will study theory and take a look at Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment, Unit 2: Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment and Unit 3: Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

Day 2:

On the second day of the course, students will conduct the observations that are required as per the assessment criteria for the Unit(s) they opt for.

The course will include a mixture of live lectures, activities and group discussions. After the 2 days of classroom training is complete, students will have one month to complete course assignments at home and submit them online before the due deadline.

Pre-course 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.

Access to two learners who you can assess in their workplace or classroom environment depending on whether you are studying Unit 2 or Unit 3.

Your course Tutors

  • Mark Bresland Mark Bresland EFL Tutor

    Mark is ELN’s Training Manager as well as being one of our most highly rated tutors. He supports students on our DET, IQA, EQA and some Assessor courses. He has amassed over 23 years of training experience, working with all organisational levels, creating, promoting and delivering training solutions in both the public and private sectors, working throughout the UK, Middle East and Africa. He holds numerous qualifications in learning and development including the Diploma in Education and Training, Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, Certificate in Leading Internal Quality Assurance and the Award in External Quality Assurance.

Units and Learning Outcomes

 

  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

 

 

 

  1. Be able to plan the assessment of occupational competence
    1. Plan assessment of occupational competence based on the following methods:
      1. observation of performance in the work environment
      2. examining products of work
      3. questioning the learner
      4. discussing with the learner
      5. use of others (witness testimony)
      6. looking at learner statements
      7. recognising prior learning
    2. Communicate the purpose, requirements and processes of assessing occupational competence to the learner
    3. Plan the assessment of occupational competence to address learner needs and current achievements
    4. Identify opportunities for holistic assessment
  2. Be able to make assessment decisions about occupational competence
    1. Use valid, fair and reliable assessment methods including:
      1. observation of performance
      2. examining products of work
      3. questioning the learner
      4. discussing with the learner
      5. use of others (witness testimony)
      6. looking at learner statements
      7. recognising prior learning
    2. Make assessment decisions of occupational competence against specified criteria
    3. Follow standardization procedures
    4. Provide feedback to learners that affirms achievement and identifies any further implications for learning, assessment and progression.
  3. Be able to provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence
    1. Maintain records of the assessment of occupational competence, its outcomes and learner progress
    2. Make assessment information available to authorised colleagues
    3. Follow procedures to maintain the confidentiality of assessment information.
  4. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing occupational competence
    1. Follow relevant policies, procedures and legislation for the assessment of occupational competence, including those for health, safety and welfare
    2. Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism, when assessing occupational competence
    3. Evaluate own work in carrying out assessments of occupational competence
    4. Maintain the currency of own expertise and competence as relevant to own role in assessing occupational competence.

 

 

 

  1. Be able to prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    1. 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
    2. Prepare resources and conditions for the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    3. 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
    1. Manage assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding to meet assessment requirements
    2. Provide support to learners within agreed limitations
    3. Analyse evidence of learner achievement
    4. Make assessment decisions relating to vocational skills, knowledge and understanding against specified criteria
    5. Follow standardization procedures
    6. 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
    1. Maintain records of the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding, its outcomes and learner progress
    2. Make assessment information available to authorised colleagues as required
    3. 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
    1. Follow relevant policies, procedures and legislation relating to the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding, including those for health, safety and welfare
    2. Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism
    3. Evaluate own work in carrying out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    4. Take part in continuing professional development to ensure current expertise and competence in assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

 

 

Assessments

Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

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

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 2: Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

Work documents including:

2 x assessment plans, assessment evidence for 2 learners, feedback records and self-evaluations.

You will also need to complete one observation with at least one of the learners. This can be done via video recording, live observation via Zoom or we can authorise a suitably qualified colleague to complete this on our behalf.

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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Frequently asked questions

The virtual course is a 2 day live, virtual course with real-time tutor and colleague interaction. Attendance is time-bound and compulsory like any regular classroom based course. 

The online self-paced Assessor is a 6 month course where you get access to a personal tutor if you require help but is mostly self-paced independent learning at your convenience.

The certificate can take up to 4-6 weeks to arrive.

11th and 18th August, 2021 (9am to 5pm)

 

This Assessor virtual course is equivalent to a regular classroom-based course therefore is costly and time-bound. You get live interaction with your tutor face to face as well as interaction and discussion with your peers on the course. 

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