Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement in Islamabad
These qualifications are aimed at assessors in a variety of contexts, those assessing in the workplace and those assessing in alternative environments such as workshops, classrooms and other training environments.
Each qualification includes a unit that covers all the essential knowledge and understanding that assessors need, plus one or more units that describe competent practice. This offers flexibility and a greater potential to meet the needs of assessors working in different environments.
To assess the candidate assessor’s knowledge and understanding of the principles
and practices that underpin assessment.
To assess the candidate assessor’s performance in assessing occupational competence in an individual’s work environment (Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment).
To assess the candidate assessor’s performance in assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace – for example workshops, classrooms or other training environments (Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement)
Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
Qualification title ProQual Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
Ofqual qualification number 600/2020/9
Level Level 3
Guided learning hours 84
Total qualification time 150
Assessment Pass or fail
Internally assessed by centre staff
External quality assurance by ProQual External Verifiers
This qualification is appropriate for candidates who assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (such as workshops, classrooms or other training environments).
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.
Candidates must complete 3 Mandatory units.
Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
Assess occupational competence in the work environment
Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
Recognition of Prior Learning
Candidates may request credit for non-certificated skills, knowledge or understanding
that they already possess, to avoid repetition. This is called ‘recognition of prior learning’ and is the process to follow if candidates can demonstrate they meet the assessment criteria of that particular unit. Centre staff can advise candidates on an individual basis.
Centres must be approved to offer this qualification. If your centre is not approved please complete and submit form ProQual Additional Qualification Approval Application.
Staff delivering this qualification must be appropriately qualified and/or occupationally competent.
Assessors/Internal Quality Assurance
For each competence-based unit centres must be able to provide at least one assessor and one internal quality assurance verifier who are suitably qualified for the specific occupational area. Assessors and internal quality assurance verifiers for competence-based units or qualifications will normally need to hold appropriate assessor or verifier qualifications, such as:
• Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
• Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
• Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
• Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices
• Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices
Support for Candidates
Materials produced by centres to support candidates should:
•enable them to track their achievements as they progress through the learning outcomes and assessment criteria;
•provide information on where ProQual’s policies and procedures can be viewed;
•provide a means of enabling Internal and External Quality Assurance staff to authenticate evidence