Key Points

AoFAQ Assessor suite of Qualifications:

  • AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (QCF) - Guided Learning Hours: 24hrs
  • AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF) -  Guided Learning Hours: 54hrs
  • AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF) -  Guided Learning Hours: 54hrs
  • AoFAQ Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) - Guided Learning Hours: 84hrs

This qualification is designed for learners aged 19 and above. There are not any specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.  However, learners might find it helpful if they have achieved a previous Level 3 qualification.

 

 

 

 


AoFAQ Assessor Suite of Qualifications

AoFAQ Assessor qualifications

 Unit 1: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

1. Understand the principles and requirements of assessment

1.1 Explain the functions of assessment in learning and development
1.2 Define the key concepts and principles of assessment
1.3 Explain the responsibilities of the assessor
1.4 Identify the regulations and requirements relevant to assessment in own area of practice

 

2. Understand different types of assessment method

2.1 Compare the strengths and limitations of a range of assessment methods with reference to the needs of individual learners

3. Understand how to plan assessment

3.1 Summarise key factors to consider when planning assessment
3.2 Evaluate the benefits of using a holistic approach to assessment
3.3 Explain how to plan a holistic approach to assessment
3.4 Summarise the types of risks that may be involved in assessment in own area of responsibility
3.5 Explain how to minimise risks through the planning process

4. Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment

4.1 Explain the importance of involving the learner and others in the assessment process
4.2 Summarise types of information that should be made available to learners and others involved in the assessment process
4.3 Explain how peer and self-assessment can be used effectively to promote learner involvement and personal responsibility in the assessment of learning
4.4Explain how assessment arrangements can be adapted to meet the needs of individual learners

5. Understand how to make assessment decisions

  • 5.1 Explain how to judge whether evidence is:
  • sufficient
  • authentic
  • current

5.2 Explain how to ensure that assessment decisions are:

  • made against specified criteria
  • valid
  • reliable
  • fair

6 Understand quality assurance of the assessment process

6.1 Evaluate the importance of quality assurance in the assessment process
6.2 Summarise quality assurance and standardisation procedures in own area of practice
6.3 Summarise the procedures to follow when there are disputes concerning assessment in own area of practice

7 Understand how to manage information relating to assessment

7.1 Explain the importance of following procedures for the management of information relating to assessment
7.2 Explain how feedback and questioning contribute to the assessment process

8 Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment

8.1 Explain legal issues, policies and procedures relevant to assessment, including those for confidentiality, health, safety and welfare
8.2 Explain the contribution that technology can make to the assessment process
8.3 Evaluate requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism in relation to assessment
8.4 Explain the value of reflective practice and continuing professional development in the assessment process

 Compliance

Compliance:

Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (QCF):

This qualification is intended for those who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of assessment without any requirement to practice as assessors. 

 

Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF):

This qualification is intended for those who assess occupational competence in an individual’s work environment.  It includes ability to for individuals to demonstrate assessment using a wide range of assessment methods. Anyone achieving this award will enable them to perform assessment activities within a work environment.

 

Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF):

This qualification is intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (for example a workshop, classroom or other training environment. Anyone achieving this award will enable them to perform assessment activities in a working environment and classroom, workshop or other training environment.

 

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement :

This qualification is intended for those who assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the work environment (for example a workshop, classroom or other training environment).  Anyone achieving this award will enable them to perform assessment activities within a wide range of activities such as; assessment of learners in a simulated environments, learners doing skills test, oral, written or multi choice questioning, assignments, projects etc.

 

 Key Points

AoFAQ Assessor Suite of Qualifications

Name: Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (QCF)

Qualification No.: 601/5618/1

Qualification Type: QCF

Guided Learning Hours: 24

Credit Value: 3

Price: £30.00

Validity: Does not expire.

 

Name: Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)

Qualification No.: 601/6033/0

Qualification Type: QCF

Guided Learning Hours: 54

Credit Value: 9

Price: £30.00

Validity: Does not expire.

 

Name: Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF)

Qualification No.: 601/6034/2

Qualification Type: QCF

Guided Learning Hours: 54

Credit Value: 9

Price: £55.00

Validity: Does not expire.

 

Name: Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

Qualification No.: 601/6032/9

Qualification Type: QCF

Guided Learning Hours: 84

Credit Value: 15

Price: £70.00

Validity: Does not expire.

 Qualification Assessment

Assessment:

This qualification can assessed by the following means:

1. Assignment (template provided)
2. Professional discussion 
3. Portfolio of evidence

 AoFAQ Centre and Trainer Support Materials

The following is exclusively available from AoFAQ  to support the qualification:

Qualification Specification:

  • This gives details of all the Learning Outcomes with Assessment Criteria and full requirements for the qualification.

Scheme of Work:

  • This is a detailed construction on how to present the qualification to Learners.

Support Templates and Forms

PowerPoint:

  • AoFAQ have produced a professionally designed PowerPoint that maps the Learning Outcomes to assist the Trainer in presentation of the course. A sample of the slides can be seen in the above graphic.
 Trainer, Assessor Requirements

 This qualification is designed for learners aged 19 and above. There are not any specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.  However, learners might find it helpful if they have achieved a previous Level 3 qualification.  Learners must maintain their CPD record (total of 30 hours per year) and keep their knowledge up to date.

 Internal Quality Assurers

Internal Quality Assurers must:

All those who quality assure these qualifications internally must: 

  • Have up-to-date working knowledge and experience of best practice in assessment and quality assurance 

Hold one of the following assessor qualifications or their recognised equivalent: 

  • the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment, or
  • the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, or
  • A1 Assess candidate performance using a range of methods, or
  • D32 Assess candidate performance and D33 Assess candidate using differing sources of evidence. 

Hold one of the following internal quality assurance qualifications or their recognised equivalent: 

  • the Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice, or
  • the Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice, or
  • V1 Conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process, or 
  • D34 Internally verify the assessment process. 

Show current evidence of continuing professional development in assessment and quality assurance. 


Note: This list is not exhaustive.


 Links and Downloads

Information Link
Society for Education and Training https://set.et-foundation.co.uk/
QualificationSpecification Qual Spec L3 Assessor Suite of Qualifications Specification.pdf






AoFAQ Assessor Suite of Qualifications
 Unit 2: Assess occupational competence in the work environment

Unit 2: Assess occupational competence in the work environment

1. Be able to plan the assessment of occupational competence

1.1 Plan assessment of occupational competence based on the following methods:

  • observation of performance in the work environment
  • examining products of work
  • questioning the learner
  • discussing with the learner  use of others (witness testimony)
  • looking at learner statements
  • recognising prior learning

1.2 Communicate the purpose, requirements and processes of assessing occupational competence to the learner
1.3 Plan the assessment of occupational competence to address learner needs and current achievements
1.4 Identify opportunities for holistic assessment

2.1 Use valid, fair and reliable assessment methods including:

  • observation of performance
  • examining products of work
  • questioning the learner
  • discussing with the learner
  • use of others (witness testimony)
  • looking at learner statements
  • recognising prior learning

2.2 Make assessment decisions of occupational competence against specified criteria
2.3 Follow standardisation procedures
2.4 Provide feedback to learners that affirms achievement and identifies any further implications for learning, assessment and progression

3. Be able to provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence

3.1 Maintain records of the assessment of occupational competence, its outcomes and learner progress
3.2 Make assessment information available to authorised colleagues
3.3 Follow procedures to maintain the confidentiality of assessment information


4. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing occupational competence

 

4.1 Follow relevant policies, procedures and legislation for the assessment of occupational competence, including those for health, safety and welfare
4.2 Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism, when assessing occupational competence
4.3 Evaluate own work in carrying out assessments of occupational competence
4.4 Maintain the currency of own expertise and competence as relevant to own role in assessing occupational competence






 Unit 3: Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
Unit 3 - Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

 

1. Be able to prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

1.1 Select methods to assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding which address learner needs and meet assessment requirements, including:

  • assessments of the learner in simulated environments
  • skills tests
  • oral and written questions
  • assignments
  • projects
  • case studies
  • recognising prior learning

1.2 Prepare resources and conditions for the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
1.3 Communicate the purpose, requirements and processes of assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding to learners

2. Be able to carry out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

2.1 Manage assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding to meet assessment requirements
2.2 Provide support to learners within agreed limitations
2.3 Analyse evidence of learner achievement
2.4 Make assessment decisions relating to vocational skills, knowledge and understanding against specified criteria
2.5 Follow standardisation procedures
2.6 Provide feedback to the learner that affirms achievement and identifies any further implications for learning, assessment and progression

 

3. Be able to provide required information following the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

3.1 Maintain records of the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding, its outcomes and learner progress
3.2 Make assessment information available to authorised colleagues as required
3.3 Follow procedures to maintain the confidentiality of assessment information

 

4. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

4.1 Follow relevant policies, procedures and legislation relating to the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding, including those for health, safety    and welfare
4.2 Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism
4.3 Evaluate own work in carrying out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
4.4 Take part in continuing professional development to ensure current expertise and competence in assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

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Progression

Learners achieving these qualifications can progress onto:

  • AoFAQ Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
  • AoFAQ Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice 
  • AoFAQ Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • AoFAQ Level 4 Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)

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