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Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (501/0888/8)

Knowledge only unit- Perfect for those who are looking at moving into assessing but don't have access to learners.

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Distance learning, self-paced
1 month
Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
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The is the knowledge unit of the assessor award qualification which is regulated by Ofqual and is widely recognised both nationally and internationally. It is the perfect stepping stone for those looking to get into assessing role but don't have access to the learners to assessor yet.

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

No additional costs!

Registration and certification costs, assessments, materials and tutor support are all included.


Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Awarded by NCFE CACHE
Regulated by Ofqual


There is 1 unit in this qualification:

1. Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

The focus on this knowledge unit is to understand the principles and requirements of assessments, the responsibility of the assessor and different types of assessment methods. You will also cover the knowledge around planning assessments, involve learners and others in assessment and how to make an assessment decision based on evidence. Lastly, you will understand quality assurance of the assessment process, manage information relating to assessment and the legal and best practice requirements in relation to assessment.

Why Choose the Avail Learning Academy

  1. Distance learning supported with ongoing 1:1 online workshops with trainers with who have over 20 years experience in the education sector, all of which have worked in Outstanding rating setting by Ofsted.
  2. 1:1 workshops with your designated tutor and distance learning allows you to take a flexible approach to completing your qualification
  3. High quality distance learning resources
  4. Once enrolled you’re all set to get learning. Within two working days, you will receive access to your learning material and your tutor will have made contact.

Who is this course for?

This course is for those looking to move into assessor roles. As a qualified assessor you will be able to assess learners in a college and assess learners in a workplace. Full-time assessors and verifiers can earn from £18,000 to £24,000 a year. With experience this can rise to between £25,000 and £30,000.

This qualification can help you to progress your career as a:

  • Qualified Assessor
  • Trainer

This course will enable you to assess vocational competencies in a wide range of qualifications such as:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Functional Skills
  • Technical Certificates
  • NVQ’s
  • Awards
  • Certificates
  • Diplomas

This qualification is suitable for industry sectors such as:

  • Hairdressing
  • Beauty Industry & Make Up
  • Construction
  • Electrical industry
  • Food Safety
  • Early years
  • Health & Social Care
  • Educational Sectors

On successful achievement of the course, candidates are awarded a nationally and internationally accredited qualification enabling them to carry out assessments in the workplace & assessments for vocational programmes in training providers, colleges and schools.


This qualification has been designed for learners aged 19 and above.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for these qualifications.

However, you may find it helpful if you've already achieved a Level 2 qualification.

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Joyce asked:

I am interested , is 100 pounds the real prize


Hi Joyce, Yes £100 is the correct price and you will receive a certificate from NCFE when you complete the unit. Payment can be made over 2 months and you will receive 1:1 online knowledge sessions with your tutor to ensure success. If you have any questions please please get back in touch. Fay

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