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Course Code: NPCED011/1

Course Level: Level 3

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

Designed for individuals who play a crucial role in assessing occupational competence and vocational skills across diverse environments. Whether you're assessing in the workplace, a workshop, or a classroom, this qualification equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure accurate and effective assessment outcomes. Through this program, you'll gain the expertise needed to evaluate vocational skills, knowledge and understanding, contributing to the development and success of learners in various contexts.

The course consists of three units. Unit 301 is a knowledge only unit assessed by a written assignment and professional discussion. You will be expected to attend taught sessions where you will gain the knowledge required. These theory days will run several times during the year. Some units will be conducted on a one-to-one basis and will vary according to your work role. However in order to be considered for the certificate you will need to demonstrate that you assess within a classroom environment and within the workplace.

All applicants must hold a minimum Level 3 subject specific qualification relevant to the area you are assessing. You must also demonstrate that you are working at Level 2 in literacy. In addition you must have access to candidates and have a proven track record of assessing. Within your organisation you should have a counter signer and a qualified IQA.

Attending theory sessions is mandatory and consists of fifteen hours delivery. In addition, assessments will be through observations and tutorials.

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After successful completion of the course students will become a qualified assessor and can continue with their current employer or alternatively they can choose to pursue further study at the College.

You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan or Higher Education Loan to help with the costs of your course if you are 19 or older and the course you are studying is an eligible Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 course. If you have any queries with regards to the funding of your course, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

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