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Assessing Vocational Related Achievement

Course Code: AAVRA
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Award
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Time of day: Flexible
  • When you'll study: Flexible

What's it all about?

This course is 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.

Course information


You will gain an understanding of the role and responsibilities of an Assessor in relation to:

  • principles of assessment
  • legislation
  • equality and diversity
  • inclusivity and meeting the needs of learners.


You will be able to:

  • plan assessments
  • select assessment methods
  • assess learners
  • provide constructive feedback
  • record your decisions.

Entry requirements will depend on your existing experience/knowledge and access to students/assessment opportunities. However, you will complete a skills scan prior to enrolment to determine the exact entry requirements.

Each unit is supported by a workbook and activities. Primary evidence for the learning outcomes and assessment criteria must come from the candidate assessor assessing two real learners on two occasions in a real work environment against standards/criteria that are approved by the organisation. These standards/criteria may include national occupational standards, components of qualifications or in-house standards.

Upon successful completion you will be able to progress on to the L3 Award in Education & Training (AETT), L4 Certificate in Education & Training , (CETT) or L4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment L4 AIQA depending on your skills Knowledge and experience.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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