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Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

Qualification fee and dates

Registration close date Start Date End date Fee
15th December 2018 15th February 2019 15th November 2019 £1350
15th March 2019 15th May 2019 15th February 2020 £1350
15th June 2019 15th August 2019 15th May 2020 £1350
15th September 2019 15th November 2019 15th August 2020 £1350


Size of qualification

This Level 3 Award has a credit value of 9.

The qualification structure page shows in detail how a learner has to achieve these credits by undertaking two mandatory units.

To register

To register for this qualification you need to complete a registration agreement form. This will prompt you to consider all the aspects involved in undertaking a supported distance learning qualification and to seek permission from your organisation to collect evidence in the workplace. To find out more about registering please click here ‘How to Register’

Supported distance learning

To achieve this Level 3 Award you will work through a series of six modules. Each module is structured with set activities to enable you to:

  • Gather evidence for the qualification
  • Receive guidance on how to present your evidence
  • Understand how to use the e-portfolio system

You will have access through VQLearner Home to online resources and other Open University courses to help you develop knowledge and understanding for the qualification. You will also receive support from the VQAC Learner Support Team and your allocated assessor.

How long will it take?

When you register, you will see that your qualification has a stated end date. You can complete your qualification sooner than the end date if you are able to submit work regularly and at a good pace.

If you do not complete your registered qualification by the stated end date you may be able to apply for an extension which will incur additional fees.

Qualification content and how it is assessed

The mandatory credit in this award (9 credits) is included in the two mandatory units. Each unit in this award is split into learning outcomes with associated assessment criteria, for more information on the requirements...

The aim of the mandatory unit – Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment – requires you to know and understand the principles and practices that underpin assessment.

You will need to write a reflective account demonstrating your knowledge and understanding and complete a workbook that shows your research into assessment practice and associated legal requirements.

The aim of the other mandatory unit – Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment – is to assess your performance in assessing occupational competence in an individual’s work environment. 

Observation of your practice in the workplace by your assessor is an essential component of this qualification along with assessment of work products and evidence of questioning your learners.

Additional assessment methods that may be used could include witness testimonies and statements from learners.

The qualification structure




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