Awards and Certificate in Assessment

QUALIFICATIONS IN ASSESSMENT

(England)

Qualification Options

We currently offer the following City & Guilds Assessment qualifications:

  • Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

The Qualifications for Assessing and Quality Assurance

These qualifications are for people working in or looking to enter roles in assessment and quality assurance, including endpoint assessment.

The purpose of the qualifications is and has always been to up-skill the assessor workforce and to ensure that those who are assessing learners are competent and qualified to do so.

The units and qualifications will provide people, who carry out assessor and quality assurance roles in their organisation with the opportunity to demonstrate, develop and improve their practice as well as achieving a professional qualification.

These qualifications ensure the assessor is capable of handling the range of evidence possibilities and judging these against the relevant criteria. Additionally, these are recommended as having application in the delivery of apprenticeships.

There are knowledge only units, which allow anyone who is interested in, or needs to know about, assessment and quality assurance, but is not a practitioner, to acquire knowledge about the process. These are stand-alone units but are also included in each qualification as the basis for competent practice.

ARC is an accredited centre with City & Guilds, we firmly believe it is in everyone’s interest to deliver the highest quality training assessment and quality assurance and that the content of the TAQA qualifications and their delivery, is fundamental to ensuring quality in all vocational learning qualifications.


Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment – 3 credits

You will need to complete just one unit, this is:

  • Understand the Principles and Practices of Assessment

This is a knowledge only Award that has been designed to match the teaching qualifications and thus, has more depth and breadth. A person undertaking this unit doesn’t have to be in the role of assessor and would thus be appropriate for:

  • Those considering or planning to take on the assessor role
  • Training Managers
  • Expert witnesses
  • HR staff and managers
  • Those assessing knowledge only units

ARC is offering this unit as stand alone training or training and qualification.


Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment – 9 credits

You will need to complete just two units, these are:

  • Understand the Principles and Practices of Assessment
  • Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

This is a knowledge and competence award for those who assess the demonstration of competence in a work environment using the following assessment methods: observation, oral questioning and discussion, examining work products, use of others (e.g. witnesses), learner statements and recognition of prior learning (RPL).

ARC is offering this Award as a replacement for A1.


Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement – 9 credits

You will need to complete just two units, these are:

  • Understand the Principles and Practices of Assessment
  • Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

This is a knowledge and competence award for those assessing knowledge and/or skills in vocationally related subject areas who use the following assessment methods: assessments in simulated environments, skills tests, oral and written questions, assignments, projects, case studies and RPL. This may take place in training workshops, classrooms or other learning environments.

ARC is offering this Award for those who are assessing knowledge units


Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement – 15 credits

You will need to complete three units, these are:

  • Understand the Principles and Practices of Assessment
  • Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment
  • Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

This Certificate is appropriate for those who may use ALL of the above listed assessment methods based upon sound assessment principles.

ARC is offering this Certificate for those assessing across all types of units.

 

Download the Handbook for all the above qualifications – L3 / L4 Awards & Certificates in Assessment and Quality Assurance v1.3 (Oct 17)


How long will it take

All learners vary on the timescale to complete their qualification.
When you register, you will be given a specified target date in which to achieve your qualification, you can complete your qualification sooner than the target date if you are able to submit work regularly and at a good pace. Specific target dates can be discussed and agreed with your Assessor.

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is set at 700 hrs, this is based on the average amount of time taken to achieve this qualification, over an average completion period of 18 – 24 months.


Qualification costs

(including Registration, Learner Pack, Assessment and Certification) from:

  • Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment – £523.00 *
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment – £1,330.00 *
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement – £1,330.00 *
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement – £1,427.00 *

These prices are reduced significantly for learners and organisations with their own in-house assessor support.

* ARC members benefit from reduced costs

ATS Price List 2019


Registration

To register for any of these qualifications, you need to complete the necessary registration forms. This will prompt support for you to consider all the aspects involved in undertaking the qualification and ensure the right one is selected for you. You will also need to seek permission from your organisation to collect evidence in the workplace. To find out more about registering please click here ‘How to Register.


Materials, ARC documentation and Guidance

All ARC learner documentation is included in our learner portfolios, these can also be accessed via our ‘’Documentation, Guidance & Policies’ section in word and .pdf format.

Awarding Organisation guidance is available on our ‘Qualification Resources – Guidance’ page.