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Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement

Who is it for?

To achieve this qualification you will currently be assessing knowledge and/or skills in vocationally-related subject areas using the following assessment methods:

  • assessments in simulated environments
  • skills tests
  • oral and written questions
  • assignments
  • projects
  • case studies and
  • RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)

This may take place in training workshops, classrooms or other learning environments

You understand the principles of assessment and/or internal quality assurance and have the knowledge to develop and improve systems at your centre.

The recommended process for assessment involves:

  • planning and candidate preparation
  • assessment
  • analysis
  • decision taking
  • recording
  • feedback to the candidate throughout the process
  • engaging with the quality assurance process throughout

What topics does the qualification cover?

  • Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment – requires you to know and understand the principles and practices that underpin assessment. This is evidenced through a written account demonstrating your knowledge and understanding and completing a workbook that shows research into assessment practice and associated legal requirements.
  • Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding – is to assess your performance in assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace.  This could be in workshops, classrooms or other training environments.  

Evidence of at least 3 of the following assessment methods will be required:

  • Simulations
  • Skills tests
  • Oral and written questioning
  • Assignments
  • Projects
  • Case studies
  • Recognising prior learning

As a minimum, you will need to show evidence of carrying out two assessments of two different learner’s skills, knowledge and understanding (4 assessments in total).  

Programme structure

You will provide evidence of your work practice, including completing assignments, case studies, written accounts and providing work products. Evidence is uploaded to an e-portfolio which is available 24/7 on computers, tablets and mobile devices.

An Open University assessor will observe work-based practice on at least one occasion, assess evidence uploaded to the e-portfolio and provide developmental feedback.

You will have access through VQLearner Home to online resources specific to your qualification and links to suggested further study with the Open University.

Support will be provided throughout the qualification by the VQAC Learner Support Team.

Course Summary


9 months

Credit Value

9 credits

Total Qualification Time

90 hours



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