Qualification Number: 600/1441/6

This qualification is designed to provide learning and development practitioners with a qualification to confirm competency in assessment practice when assessing occupational competence in an individual’s work environment, and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace.

Competence in the following assessment methods for the Work environment must be evidenced via performance (highlighted in bold) and the remaining evidenced by performance or other methods in the relevant assessing environment:

Work environment

  • Observation of performance in the work environment
  • Examining products of work
  • Questioning the learner
  • Discussing with the learner
  • Use of others (witness testimony)
  • Looking at learner statements
  • Recognising prior learning

Competence in the following assessment methods for the non-work environment must be evidenced via performance (highlighted in bold + two others) and the remaining evidenced by performance or other methods in the relevant assessing environment:

Non-work environments (eg class room/workshops)

  • Assessments of the learner in simulated environments
  • Skills tests
  • Oral and written questions
  • Assignments
  • Projects
  • Case studies
  • Recognising prior learning

The qualification is recognised as the industry standard assessing qualification covering all environments for the further education and skills sector by the Education & Training Foundation.

The qualification is designed for current Learning and Development practitioners and those new to the role of assessor. Individuals must have access within current role to assess learners for qualifications, programmes of study with assessment, or job related assessments in the relevant environments. Prior to accessing a programme of learning, learners must be 19 years of age or above. This qualification is suitable for practitioners aspiring to assess NVQs or other work-based competency qualifications.

Successful learners are eligible to seek employment in appropriate paid or voluntary assessing roles within their specialist subject area, assessing competence based qualifications (eg NVQs), knowledge based qualifications, and vocational qualifications which have non-work based assessment. Having gained further experience in assessment practice, learners could progress to the 1st4sport Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.

Recognised centres offering this qualification determine their own fees, and they will vary from centre to centre. The fees charged should entitle you to a programme of learning and assessment, registration and certification for the qualification, a 1st4sport Learner Pack and an appropriate learning resource. For further information on the costs of courses, please contact a recognised centre.