Assessors (Assessing Vocational Achievement) course VTCT Level 3 Certificate

1 day practical attendance course + 2 assessments

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Course available at the venue below:

Bideford, Devon

Course Dates

May '22 - Tues 31st (taught via live video (zoom))

+ 2 in person assessment dates to be booked in with your tutor @ Bideford, Devon


The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a vocational assessor. This qualification is designed for learners aged 19 years or older and will support you to gain employment as a vocational assessor, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

This is a practical-based qualification intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment, and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (i.e. workshop, classroom or other training environment). Entry onto this qualification will require you to have full competence in the vocational subject area that you will be assessing and you will need access to a cohort of learners, so that you can gather evidence of real assessments.

This qualification includes units covering the principles and practices of assessment, assessing learners' occupational competence in the work place and assessing vocational skills, and knowledge and understanding of education and training.

This qualification is the only Level 3 certificate offered by VTCT in Assessing Vocational Achievement.

VTCT Level 3 certificate in assessing vocational achievement (QCF)

Entry level:

There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification.

Course format:

Practical attendance & assessment: 1 practical session to include Induction / Portfolio + 2 assessments

Coursework: Home study and portfolio of evidence containing questions and assignment work

Training material is accessed through our online portal

Course content:

UV30563 Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

UV30564 Assess occupational competence in the work environment

UV30566 Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding


GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 84. (GLH incl’s. practical, coursework, case studies, assessments)

Home study (Coursework): This can be started at anytime


1 Practical training session + Home study + 2 assessment

Model required?:

Assessments = You will be required to assess students and mark their coursework as part of your assessment

Case studies (assessing) = Yes, you will be required to assess 2 students, twice, in a subject you are already qualified in, i.e., massage, beauty therapy. You can only assess vocational qualifications in a subject you are qualified at the same level as the students you are assessing or lower. (i.e., if you are qualified in level 3 massage, you can assess students at level 3 or below.)

Exam board:

The VTCT (Vocational Training & Charitable Trust)

Career Opportunities:

Self-Employment or Employment as a vocational assessor in the subjects you are qualified in.

What’s included:

Training material accessed via your own log in on our online portal. A coursework tutor is assigned to you for full support throughout the course. A VTCT qualification is posted to you on successful completion of the course.

Additional Costs:

You will need to purchase your own equipment (e.g. assessor resources) and we also recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, a recommended reading list is supplied with your training pack.

Qualification gained:

A VRQ – VTCT Level 3 certificate in assessing vocational achievement (QCF)

This qualification is mapped to the relevant NOS (National Occupational Standards), where applicable. This qualification is accredited on the qualifications and credit framework (QCF). This qualification is a VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualification.)


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Your Instructor

Karen Ashton (Course Writer)
Karen Ashton (Course Writer)

Karen has more than 19 years experience in the industry, she is the founder of Holistic Therapies Training, which was launched in 2007. Karen is a course writer and author of 'The Essential Oils Guide'. Writing is her passion and she has a wealth of knowledge in beauty, massage and complementary therapies.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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