Education and Training

Level 3 Assessor Courses

Equivalent to A1, D32, D33, TAQA

  • 116 Students enrolled
  • 54-84 GLH Hours
  • GBP 195-490

Level 3 Assessor Courses (Equivalent to A1, D32, D33, TAQA) 

The Level 3 Assessor Course qualifies you to assess learners in their place of work and in classroom learning environments as well. We offer 100% online delivery and assessment of the Level 3 Assessor Course – part of our robust Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) portfolio. You also get your own personal tutor to support you throughout the course.

Please note this Level 3 Assessor course qualifies you to assess apprenticeships in your subject specialism.

You can be a fully qualified assessor in your specialist area, you just need to choose the correct units according to whether you assess in the classroom or workplace or both.

For example, with this course if you have the relevant subject expertise you can become a beauty assessor, construction CSCS assessor, health & safety assessor, fitness assessor, driving assessor, social care assessor etc

Key Features of the Course-

    • Get qualified to assess learners in your classroom or at their workplace
    • The ELN Assessor Qualifications are all QCF accredited by NOCN and Pearson Edexcel
    • Interactive programme that caters for different learning styles
    • Delivered by seasoned trainers experienced in offline and online delivery and support

Do you use assessment methods like portfolio assignments, work-based evidence, direct observations, tests, quizzes, interviews and professional discussions to assess your learners? Then the ELN Assessor course would have you covered.

Remember you must have access to two learners who you assess in their workplace (for Unit 2) and in your classroom (for Unit 3).

Why ELN?

We’re always flexible and offer a range of training options to suit your needs. If you have been unable to complete your Assessor Qualification with another provider, we are here to help you complete quickly and easily. Email us right away explaining how much work you have done and we'll sort you out.

Choose Option 1 if you assess learners in the workplace only.

Choose Option 2 if you assess learners in the classroom only.

Choose Option 3 if you do both.

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Who will you learn with?



Mark Bresland

Mark Bresland

Mark is ELN’s Training Manager as well as being one of our most highly rated tutors. He supports students on our DET, IQA, EQA and some Assessor courses. He has amassed over 23 years of training experience, working with all organisational levels, creating, promoting and delivering training solutions in both the public and private sectors, working throughout the UK, Middle East and Africa. He holds numerous qualifications in learning and development including the Diploma in Education and Training, Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, Certificate in Leading Internal Quality Assurance and the Award in External Quality Assurance.


Tony Lamsdale

Tony Lamsdale

Tony is one of ELN's most popular tutors for AET, CET and sometimes the Assessor courses too. He has been involved in training since the mid 1990’s and has experience in both the private and public sector. He has taught a variety of subjects including Engineering, Explosives, Advanced Driving & Riding and Professional Development. During his time in industry Tony worked with a number of universities where he sat on a number of boards advising on course development, gave lectures and sponsored projects (many of which turned into commercial enterprises). When Tony is not in the classroom (or online!) he enjoys the outdoor life and is happiest when riding his Ducati.


The Level 3 Awards and Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement are available for all candidates who fulfill the following criteria set by the Awarding Organisations:

Age range: 19+

Core skills: There are no formal entry requirements for this training course however candidate must have reading and writing skills in order to complete the course

Access to Internet using a laptop / pc / tablet using up to date Windows, Android or Apple operating systems.

Access to two learners to complete the observation. 


  1. Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
    • Explain the function of assessment in learning and development
    • Define the key concepts and principles of assessment
    • Explain the responsibilities of the assessor
    • Identify the regulations and requirements relevant to assessment in own area of practice
  1. Understand different types of assessment method
    • Compare the strengths and limitations of a range of assessment methods with reference to the needs of individual learners
  1. Understand how to plan assessment
    • Summarise key factors to consider when planning assessment
    • Evaluate the benefits of using a holistic approach to assessment
    • Explain how to plan a holistic approach to assessment
    • Summarise the types of risks that may be involved in assessment in own area of responsibility
    • Explain how to minimize risks through the planning process
  1. Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
    • Explain the importance of involving the learner and others in the assessment process
    • Summarise types of information that should be made available to learners and others involved in the assessment process
    • Explain how peer and self-assessment can be used effectively to promote learner involvement and personal responsibility in the assessment of learning
    • Explain how assessment arrangements can be adapted to meet the needs of individual learners.
  1. Understand how to make assessment decisions
    • Explain how to judge whether evidence is sufficient, authentic, current
    • Explain how to ensure that assessment decisions are made against specified criteria, valid, reliable, fair
  1. Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
    • Evaluate the importance of quality assurance in the assessment process
    • Summarise quality assurance and standardization procedures in own area of practice
    • Summarise the procedures to follow when there are disputes concerning assessment in own area of practice
  1. Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
    • Explain the importance of following procedures for the management of information relating to assessment
    • Explain how feedback and questioning contribute to the assessment process
  1. Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment
    • Explain legal issues, policies and procedures relevant to assessment, including those for confidentiality, health, safety and welfare
    • Explain the contribution that technology can make to the assessment process
    • Evaluate requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism in relation to assessment
    • Explain the value of reflective practice and continuing professional development in the assessment process
  1. Be able to plan the assessment of occupational competence
    • 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
    • Communicate the purpose, requirements and processes of assessing occupational competence to the learner
    • Plan the assessment of occupational competence to address learner needs and current achievements
    • Identify opportunities for holistic assessment
  1. Be able to make assessment decisions about occupational competence
    • 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
    • Make assessment decisions of occupational competence against specified criteria
    • Follow standardization procedures
    • Provide feedback to learners that affirms achievement and identifies any further implications for learning, assessment and progression.
  1. Be able to provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence
    • Maintain records of the assessment of occupational competence, its outcomes and learner progress
    • Make assessment information available to authorised colleagues
    • Follow procedures to maintain the confidentiality of assessment information.
  1. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing occupational competence
    • Follow relevant policies, procedures and legislation for the assessment of occupational competence, including those for health, safety and welfare
    • Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism, when assessing occupational competence
    • Evaluate own work in carrying out assessments of occupational competence
    • Maintain the currency of own expertise and competence as relevant to own role in assessing occupational competence.
  1. Be able to prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    • 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
    • Prepare resources and conditions for the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    • Communicate the purpose, requirements and processes of assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding to learners.
  1. Be able to carry out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    • Manage assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding to meet assessment requirements
    • Provide support to learners within agreed limitations
    • Analyse evidence of learner achievement
    • Make assessment decisions relating to vocational skills, knowledge and understanding against specified criteria
    • Follow standardization procedures
    • Provide feedback to the learner that affirms achievement and identifies any further implications for learning, assessment and progression.
  1. Be able to provide required information following the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    • Maintain records of the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding, its outcomes and learner progress
    • Make assessment information available to authorised colleagues as required
    • Follow procedures to maintain the confidentiality of assessment information
  1. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    • Follow relevant policies, procedures and legislation relating to the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding, including those for health, safety and welfare
    • Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism
    • Evaluate own work in carrying out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
    • Take part in continuing professional development to ensure current expertise and competence in assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Assessed by short theory assignments x 7

Assignments can be presented in the format of tables,

Work documents can be used instead of theory assignments e.g. assessment reports, policies, procedures, assessment records etc

 

Unit 2: Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

Work documents including:

2 x assessment plans, assessment evidence, self-evaluations.

Wherever possible we will work with you to fulfill the assessment criteria using your existing work evidence.

 

Unit 3: Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

Work documents including:

2 x initial assessment paperwork, 4 x assessment plans using a different assessment method each, assessment records.

Wherever possible we will work with you to fulfill the assessment criteria using your existing work evidence.

  • Online Distance Learning
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (Units 1 & 2)
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  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (Units 1 & 3)
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  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (Units 1,2,3)
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