The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a vocational assessor. This qualification is designed for learners aged 19 years or older and will support you to gain employment as a vocational assessor, as the units contained in this qualification covers all the skills and knowledge required for this role.
This is a practical-based qualification intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment, and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (i.e. workshop, classroom or other training environment). Entry onto this qualification will require you to have full competence in the vocational subject area that you will be assessing and you will need access to a cohort of learners, so that you can gather evidence of real assessments.
Why should I do this course?
The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of education and training as a vocational assessor. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of vocational assessor.
You will undertake the following units:
- understanding the principles & practices of assessment
- assess occupational competence in the work environment
- assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
How will my work be assessed?
Each unit has specified learning outcomes and assessment criteria. To pass an internally assessed unit, learners must meet all the learning outcomes.
What can I do after this?
You can go on to study:
- Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS),
- Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS)
- Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS)
All students must already be in a training/college/school environment and assessing both in the classroom and the work environment.