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Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement

Course Code: AAVRA
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Award
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: Eight weeks
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Time of day: Flexible
  • When you'll study: Wednesdays, 5.15pm - 9.00pm

What's it all about?

Have you thought about becoming an assessor? Are you looking for a job as a vocational learning assessor, or do you need to become qualified for the role?

This qualification enables practitioners to develop their knowledge, skills and experience in assessing vocationally related subjects in training workshops, classrooms or other learning environments. You will use assessment methods such as assessments in simulated environments, skills tests, oral and written questions, assignments, projects, case studies and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Course information

You will gain an understanding of the role and responsibilities of an assessor in assessing vocationally related achievement, such as:

  • 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.

You must be 19 years or older and will need to attend an interview and complete a skills scan before enrolment to determine your existing experience/knowledge and access to assessment opportunities.

You must have access to assessing two real learners on two occasions against standards/criteria that are approved by the organisation in a vocational context. These standards/criteria may include components of qualifications or in-house training requirements.

You should have the ability to manage the requirements of the course due to the demands of the learning and assessment required for the qualification. You will need to read and interpret written tasks, write answers in a clear and legible form and have adequate digital skills.

You will need to have time available to dedicate to home study and be able to commit to the full 8-week programme. 

You will complete a workbook and produce a portfolio. The evidence required must come from you as the candidate assessor. You will be required to assess a minimum of two real vocational learners on two occasions in the vocational setting.

Successful completion of this award can lead to employment as an assessor.

Depending on your skills, knowledge and experience you may able to progress onto:

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Chartered and Certified Accountants


Potential salary


Entry level salary


Average salary


Annual openings in Plymouth

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