Total Qualification Time: 150 hours
The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational
Competence covers the principles and practices of assessment, the assessment of occupational competence in the work environment, and the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and
This qualification is available through Oxford
It is offered is appropriate for the assessment
of RQF, CQFW, NVQ and QCF qualifications.
The qualification does not form part of an
The qualification has been developed using the
National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Learning and Development, and is designed to meet the assessor requirements of sector skills councils as defined in their assessment strategies.
Successful achievement of the award qualifies the
award-holder for the delivery and assessment of vocational qualifications achievement in the work environment. It is also suitable for those who deliver vocational qualifications with applied
Award holders can build on the skills and
knowledge gained following achievement of the other smaller qualifications, such as the Level 3 Awards in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment or Assessing Vocationally Related
The qualification is designed to provide
- the requisite knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices that underpin assessment
- the skills of assessing occupational competence in an individual’s work environment
- the skills of assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace
The primary purpose of this qualification is to
equip assessor-candidates with the requisite skills, knowledge and understanding for the assessment of both occupational competence in the work environment, and vocational skills, knowledge and
understanding in non-workplace settings, such as a classroom, workshop or training environment.
Candidates’ performance is assessed via a
portfolio of evidence that details the activities they have completed. The evidence is produced by various methods of assessment appropriate to the task being carried out, for example, direct
observation, professional discussion, witness testimony and supporting documentary evidence. The assessor can work alongside the assessor-candidate to confirm that they have met the requirements of
the qualification and that they are, therefore, competent in their role.
What does this qualification cover?
As this is a knowledge- and competence-based
qualification, assessor-candidates will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.
To achieve the whole qualification,
assessor-candidates need 15 credits. They must complete three mandatory units (15 credits points) from the following structure: