This qualification is for practitioners who are working in, or are looking to gain entry to the role and/or responsibilities related to assessment. The qualification offers opportunities to develop and improve the principles and practices of assessing vocational achievement as well as gaining a professional qualification.
You will need experience and preferably a recognised qualification in the vocationally specialist subject area you will be assessing. You will also be required to arrange a mentor within the vocational area that will support you in your studies and ensure that you have access to at least two candidates/learners who you can assess in their workplace and a further two candidates/learners who you can assess in their classroom.
What will I do?
Your course of study will use a blended learning approach and you will be expected to attend college, use the Virtual Learning Environment to share your experience of assessing with your peers on the course and also meet with your course tutor to complete assessment tasks. You will also be observed working with two candidates/learners within the vocational workplace environment by a competent person and working with two candidates/learners within their classroom setting. The course consists of 3 units. You will be expected to attend class and meet a minimum requirement of guided learning hours for each unit. You will study the mandatory units of: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment, Assess Occupational Competence in the working environment, Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding.
What will it give me?
A recognised qualification certified by CACHE at Level 3 for a Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, both in a candidates workplace and in the classroom.
You do not require a uniform, and you will be expected to provide stationery and purchase a text book to support your studies.
What can I do when I finish?
You can progress onto the PG/Cert Ed in Post Compulsory Education and Training programme within the College validated by the University of Sunderland if you have already achieved a GCSE Grade C and above or a Level 2 equivalent in both Maths and English and/or you can pursue a career in vocational assessment within your recognised vocationally specialist subject area.Please Click Here to access the Latest Course List