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Level 3 Award Understanding the Principles & Practices of Assessment (Units)

Subject Area

Education & Training

Student Type


Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

These assessment qualifications are designed for people working in, or looking to enter roles in assessment of learners. They are open to people carrying out assessments in most learning environments which include FE, Adult Continuing Learning, Employers and Third Sector. They are designed for anyone assessing in all occupational sectors which includes accredited learning and non- accredited learning.

Each course will consist of 6 underpinning knowledge sessions for unit 301 followed by tutorials with your tutor.

Why should I choose the course?

This qualification is for those starting their journey as an assessor and is suitable for aspiring assessors.

What will I learn?

Unit 301 - This is a knowledge only award unit which is for those who need to have a knowledge and understanding about assessment processes but are not currently practising (e.g. aspiring assessors or quality managers). 3 credits

The qualification can be structured to meet your individual needs and you will be assessed through either assignment or record discussion or a combination of both methods.

What will the course lead on to?

On completion of the course you could progress onto;

  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • Level 4 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment.

Are there any links with industry and university?

The assessment planning and observations may be carried out in a realistic working environment and you must be able to carry out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Here at Warrington & Vale Royal College we have a team of dedicated, experienced staff who can share their extensive knowledge and skills with you. Learning in a friendly and inclusive environment, you will be fully supported to achieve your goals.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for the knowledge only unit 301.

What are my funding options?

For information on funding please contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no additional costs associated with this course, but you may wish to purchase the course book Achieving your TAQA Assessor & Quality Assurer Award by Ann Gravells.

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Starts Aug 2023

33 Weeks
Class Times
Warrington Campus
In your own time
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
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