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VTCT Level 3 Award in
Assessing Vocationally Related
The VTCT Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement is a practical-based qualification intended for those who assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the work environment (i.e. workshop, classroom or other training environment).
You will develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.
Upon completion of both practical and theory elements,microteaching and written assignments a VTCT Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement will be awarded.
Theory elements are covered online in your own home and in your time via self study using our Virtual Learning Environment.
There must be evidence of you carrying out a minimum of two assessments of two learners’ skills, knowledge and understanding. A minimum of one assessment must be observed.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about the VTCT Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement.
Who is this qualification aimed at?
The VTCT Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement is aimed at those who assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the work environment, eg. a workshop, classroom or other training environment.
Are there any prerequisites?
In line with Occupational Competence Guidelines, all learners are expected to hold a minimum Level 3 or equivalent qualification in the subject area that they will assess / teach, an appropriate assessing and teaching qualification and a minimum of two years’ industry experience. It is desirable that applicants have 2 years teaching experience, although this is flexible.
You will need access to a cohort of learners, so that you can gather evidence of real assessments. You should also possess communication skills sufficient to allow you to address the assessment requirements of the qualification.
It is recommended that you have a level of general education comparable to GCSEs. You should be committed to fulfilling both Practical and Theory Elements. You must meet the required Total Learning Hours (TLH) by attending our centre for the Practical Elements and by working through the Theory Elements, taking part in online discussions, assessments and reviews with your tutor and assessor via our Virtual Learning Environment.
What are National Occupational Standards (NOS)?
National Occupational Standards are statements of the standards of performance individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with specifications of the underpinning knowledge and understanding. Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) NOS (where applicable).
How long does it take to complete this qualification?
This qualification can be completed in a minimum of 3 months, on average it takes 6 months to complete the practical and theory elements.
How is the course delivered?
Theory elements are covered online in your own home, in your own time and at your own pace via self study using our Virtual Learning Environment. The theory elements are perfectly suited to online delivery therefore they can be delivered and learning assessed online. You will be fully supported by your course tutor who’s role it is to help and guide you through the process from beginning to end. Both your tutor and assessor will ensure that you not only reach your goals but maintain industry and awarding body standards. You will also have access to our private Facebook group where you can communicate with other learners and graduates.
How can I progress from this qualification?
You can progress from the VTCT Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement directly to employment as an assessor of vocationally related achievement in non-working environments.
When does the course start?
As soon as you enroll! Once your payment (one-time upfront payment or deposit) has been received you will receive your login details for our Virtual Learning Environment hosted on the Teachable platform. You can then begin working through your theory elements.
When do I attend the Centre for the Practical Elements?
Once you begin working through the theory elements your tutor will contact you to schedule the dates and times for your practical elements. These dates and times will be scheduled to fit in with the learner, where possible. Many times this leads to one to one tutor sessions, for which we make no extra charge! If any other learners are ready to schedule their practical element sessions at the same time you will study together in a group, with a maximum of 6 learners per tutor.
What does the cost of this course include and are there any extra charges?
The cost of this course includes Tuition Fees, VTCT Registration, Record of Assessment Book, Course Materials, Certificate and Assessment Fees. The only other purchases you will need to make are for any optional recommended reading text books. We will supply a resource list of everything you need.
Who is VTCT?
VTCT is a government approved awarding organisation, regulated by national organisations such as the OFQUAL (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations).
Is this qualification regulated (officially recognised)?
Yes, the VTCT Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement is regulated on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) meaning it is officially recognised.
Who is this qualification approved and supported by?
This qualification is approved and supported by Lifelong Learning UK, now a division of The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), the sector-owned body for the learning and skills sector.
Which mandatory units are included?
The following mandatory units are included:
- UV30563 Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
- UV30566 Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
If you have achieved any of these units in previous qualifications you have completed and hold we may be able to apply RPL, Recognition of prior learning.
What is RPL?
Recognition of Prior Leaning (RPL) is a method of assessment that considers whether you can demonstrate that you can meet the assessment requirements for a unit in a qualification through knowledge, understanding or skills that you already possess and do not need to develop through a course of learning. This can occur when you have already completed qualifications or learning that duplicates what is mandatory in the qualification you are about to enrol on.
You may possess skills and knowledge that have not been acquired through formal learning, (e.g., through work experience and/or other related learning that has not been formally certificated). This means that you may be able to proceed directly to assessment without further study, using evidence from un-certificated learning. We will advise learners if wethink this may apply to them.
How are the Practical Elements of the course delivered?
Although this qualification is perfectly suited to online delivery the subject can be brought to life in a classroom envirnment which enhances the learning experience. Therefore Optional Interactive Classroom sessions will be accessed by attending sessions at our centre over a period of 4 days or 3 hours per week, evenings or weekends for 8 weeks with our tutor Joanne Lee.
What is a Portfolio of Evidence?
A portfolio of evidence is a record of supporting information to confirm that you have the skills necessary to complete your qualification. Not all VTCT qualifications require you to build a portfolio and we will advise you appropriately. It can either be built in the form of hardcopy evidence or as an e-portfolio. We use a secure Dropbox folder for each individual learner where evidence in the form of written assignments, case studies etc. can be uploaded for the tutor, assessor, IQA and VTCT’s EQA can access them for sampling the learners progress.
Are there any exams?
There must be evidence to cover all of the assessment methods listed in this unit. As a minimum, there must be performance evidence for at least three of the following assessment methods:
i. assessments of the learner in simulated environments
ii. skills tests
iii. oral and written questions
vi. case studies
vii. recognising prior learning
There must be evidence of you carrying out a minimum of two assessments of two learners’ skills, knowledge and understanding (four assessments in total). A minimum of one assessment must be observed.
Do you offer interest free payment plans?
Yes we offer a number of Interest Free Payment Plans which will help you spread the cost over several months if that’s what your financial situation calls for. Terms and conditions apply.
Learners will be required to comply with the Terms & Conditions of Enrollment.
If you still have questions about the VTCT Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement or enrollment please contact us via direct message, completing your name, email address and question. We aim to reply within 48 hours.
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