Where will this course lead?

If you are working as a tutor or coach, this course will qualify you to assess the qualifications within your scope, whether that be academic or vocational subjects. Most awarding bodies now require all those assessing their qualifications to be qualified assessors.

What will I study?

You will study the principles and practices of assessment, such as the functions of assessment, regulations and requirements, planning and carrying out of assessments and how to make assessment decisions that meet the requirements of awarding bodies.

You will also study the legislation involved in assessment and how to ensure you are assessing according to current best practice.

How will this course be delivered?

You will have a full year to complete the course, although, if you are experienced and wish to fast-track, there is an option to do so. The content is delivered face to face over 5 monthly sessions over the first 5 months of the academic year. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn with others through presentation, discussion and hands on, interactive learning activities. These sessions cover all content of the knowledge-based unit, and the requirements of the competence-based units.

In addition to the delivered sessions, you will have monthly one to one meetings with your assessor to support you throughout the course.

What qualifications will I get?

Highfield Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievements

How will I be assessed?

Assessment of the knowledge-based unit is through written answers to questions.

For the competence-based units, you will be assessed by observation of performance, evidence provided from assessment practice, including records of assessment, CPD records, professional discussion and a written reflective account.

How do I get a place on the course?

For information please contact the course assessor:

Tracy Young Email: Tracy.young@solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

In order to complete this qualification, learners are required to:

· Be a minimum of 19 years of age

· It is advised that learners already hold a level 2 qualification.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to be working as a tutor, learning coach or assessor and have access to at least 4 learners.

What can I do after this course?

After qualifying as an assessor, your employment opportunities will broaden, as you will be able to assess for any qualification you hold. Many organisations will also accept significant experience in a vocational subject area, as long as you are a qualified assessor.

After gaining your Assessment Award, you could progress onto the Highfield Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF).


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Part Time

Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement Level 3 Award HABC

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The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.