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Assessing competence in a Work Environment: Level 3 Award - Units 1 & 2

Saturday 1 December 2018
09:30 - 10:30
-75 Hours / 75 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Units 1 & 2.  Work-based qualification designed for practitioners who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment processes from within a centre or organisation, by sample planning, monitoring and advising on the practice of assessors.  

 

You will have a designated personal assessor and use an electronic portfolio system. Flexible start dates throughout the year, you will need to provide your own candidates to assess and you will need a qualified assessor to countersign your decisions.

 

For further details of our Assessor & Verifier qualifications, please contact assessor@lecb.ac.ukFee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).


 

Course description

Course description

** Start dates are flexible and not restricted to the start date on this course outline **

 

The assessment and quality assurance qualifications are part of an integrated suite of TAQA qualifications for training, assessment and quality assurance practitioners.  Level 3 provides routes for learners to understand assessment and qualilfy as an assessor.

 

Only the full Certificate is eligible for 24+ loans.  There are three units within this qualification.

 

Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Unit 2: Assessing Competence in a Work Environment

Unit 3: Assessing Vocational related Achievement

 

Students must study for unit 1 plus either 2 or 3, or all three units.

 

Unit 1 plus one other unit makes up the Award.

 

All three units make up the Certificate.

 

Who is this qualification for?  Anyone who:

·         Works in, or is looking to work in assessment

·         Carries out assessing in occupational sectors, accredited learning and non-accredited learning qualifications

   You will require at least two learners to assess for both Units 2 & 3.

 

You will develop the following knowledge and skills:

 

•             Key concepts and principles of assessment

•             Different types of assessment

•             Planning and facilitating assessments

•             Risk assessment involved with assessment

•             Documentation involved in assessment

•             Judging assessments and giving feedback


Entry requirements

a)            Guidance needed:

All applicants must first send an email to assessor@lecb.ac.uk  to request up to date information on this course.

 

b)            Entry requirements:

•             A successful Initial Assessment

•             Evidence of your subject based qualifications

•             Completion of an ICT skillscan

•             Completion of a generic skillscan

 

 

What you will learn

The course covers the basic principles and practices of assessment (unit 1: mandatory), and how to carry out assessments in a workshop or classroom environment using a range of methods (unit 3). 

 

In order to get the most from this course you will need to be able to:

 

•             Express yourself clearly, fluently and accurately, both verbally and in written English

•             Research, read, comprehend and analyse text

•             Write concisely, using different styles, format and structure for different purposes

•             You will need to apply accuracy in spelling, grammar and punctuation in English language

•             Competent in ICT

 

What you will be able to do by the end of the course 

                     Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, requirements, good practice, methods and types of assessment

 

                    Demonstrate an understanding of how to plan an assessment of occupational competence

                    Demonstrate an understanding of how to make assessment decisions about occupational competence

                    Demonstrate an understanding of how to provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence

                    Demonstrate an understanding of how to prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

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

                    Demonstrate an understanding of how to involve learners in the assessment process

                    Demonstrate an understanding of own contribution to the qualitiy assurance of assessment

                    Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and good practice requirements relating to assessment

                    Demonstrate an understanding of how to provide required information following the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

                    Produce written work to a level 3 standard

                    Read critically to evaluate information from different sources

                    Identify main points within a text

                    Consolidate skills and knowledge gained throughout the courseReflect and evaluate progress on the course

                    Evaluate the course

How you will learn on this course

                    Assignments

                    Written statements or answers by the candidate assessor

                    Oral statements or answers by the candidate assessor

                    Discussions between the candidate assessor and their own assessor

                    Two live observations on two separate occasions of two real learnersusing a range of methods

 

How you will be assessed on this course

This course requires the compilation of an e-portfolio of work using the QualsDirect e-portfolio system, which will be assessed and internally verified.  You will be registered with City & Guilds and QualsDirect, the costs of which are included in the course fee of £550 for the Award and £800 for the Certificate.

 

Qualification and exam information(only for courses leading to a qualification)

You will be registered with City & Guilds and QualsDirect, the costs of which are included in the course fee of £550 for the Award and £800 for the Certificate.

 

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

You will need to allow at least 4-6 hours per week in order to research, reference, produce accurate assignments & a completed e-portfolio to the level required for this qualification.

 

What you need for your course

Writing equipment

 

 

What you need to bring to the first class

“Achieving your Assessment and Quality Assurance Units (TAQA) (Further Education and Skills)” by Ann Gravells (17 Feb 2014)

It is recommended you DO NOT buy any course books until you have spoken to your course tutor.

 

 

What you can do next

CCCU: Award in Education and Training

CCCU: 2 Year Diploma in Education and Training (DET,  Cert Ed)

 

If you are interested in enrolling on this course please email  assesor@lecb.ac.uk  for further information.

 

Additional information


 

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