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Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement Level 3 Award (6317-32)

These City and Guilds TAQA (The Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance) qualifications are for practitioners who assess vocational programmes. There are a range of Awards and a Certificate and the qualification replaces the A1 Assessor Award.

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Course information

Entry requirements

Practitioners will need to be qualified/experienced in a vocational area and meet the requirements for assessment as specified by the assessment strategy of their vocational area qualification. This is usually a level 3 qualification and relevant experience.

To complete combinations containing Unit 302 students must be able to assess two candidates on two occasions each in a work environment against vocational standards/criteria approved by the organisation.

To complete combinations containing Unit 303 students must be able to assess two candidates on two occasions each in a non-work environment against vocational standards/criteria approved by the organisation.

Course content

Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (9 credits)
For practitioners who assess knowledge and/or skills in vocationally-related subject areas who use the following assessment methods: assessments in simulated environments, skills tests, oral and written questions, assignments, projects, case studies and RPL. This may take place in training workshops, classrooms or other learning environments.

  • Unit 301 Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
    Unit 303 Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
Assessment methods

Assessment will be by written work, professional discussion, observation of carrying out assessment, witness testimony self-reflection and work products.

Further study and career options

It may be possible to progress onto the Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Qualifications.

Available Courses
Work Based
Starts: Flexible
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Flex
Fees: £650.00

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Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


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