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What is an assessor qualification?
An assessor qualification enables a person to assess occupational competence in a work-related environment or vocational skills in a classroom-based environment. An assessor is a qualified person who can assess NVQ qualifications such as vocational and employment-related courses.
How to become an assessor?
To become an assessor you need to complete one of the following qualifications:
Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
The Level 3 Award is designed for those learners who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of assessment without any requirement to practice as assessors. This qualification only covers one module of the main qualifications.
Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
This qualification is designed for those assessors who wish to assess occupational competence in an individual’s work environment. This qualification includes the following assessment 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
Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
This qualification is designed for those assessors who wish to assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in a workshop, classroom or other training environments rather than assessing competence in a work environment. This qualification includes the following assessment methods
• Assessments of the learner in simulated environments
• Skills tests
• Oral and written questions
• Case studies
• Recognising prior learning
Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
This qualification is designed for those assessors who wish to assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in a workshop, classroom or other training environments other than assessing competence in a work environment. There must be evidence to cover all of the assessment methods listed in the units.
Who can become an assessor?
There are no specific entry requirements. However, learners should have a minimum of level 2 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.
The qualifications are suitable for learners of 18 years of age and above.
Which qualifications would I be able to assess, once completed the assessor course?
Once you have completed the Assessor course, you would need to have relevant experience and qualification in the sector that you want to assess. For example, if you want to assess Beauty related qualification, you would need to have a relevant qualification and experience in that sector.
How can I complete the Assessor Course at Bright Learning?
We at Bright Learning offer assessor qualification which can be achieved by distance learning or classroom-based learning.
If you chose to complete the course by distance learning, you will study from home and completing your portfolio, which will allow you to complete the qualification in your own time. You will be provided with learning material and full tutor support through e-mail, phone and online portal.
Classroom Based Learning:
If you choose classroom-based learning, you will attend the course once a week on part-time basis. We have flexible classes available during the day and evenings.