Accurately assessing the quality of learning achieved in the workplace is a key skill and one that cannot be left to amateurs. This Certificate teaches prospective assessors how to conduct an effective workplace-based assessment.

Level 3 Certificate in Workplace Assessment QCF

The programme has been specifically designed to support CTH Approved Teaching Centres who wish to take advantage of the option on certain CTH programmes of workplace-based assessment.

It is a mandatory requirement for all CTH Approved Teaching Centres wishing to apply workplace-based assessment that they have at least one staff member who has undertaken this course and that it is that member of staff who supervises any workplace assessment for any CTH programme.

Entry requirements

Applicants wishing to take this qualification need to meet the following criteria. They should:

  • have verifiable and relevant industry experience and knowledge of the occupational working area at or above the level being assessed. This experience and knowledge must be of sufficient depth to be effective and reliable when judging learners’ competence. This could be verified by records of continuing professional development. Assessors’ experience and knowledge could be verified by:
    - curriculum vitae and references;
    - possession of a relevant qualification;
    - corporate membership of a relevant professional institution/body;
  • have a sound and in-depth knowledge of the relevant qualification being assessed.

Applicants may recently have been working in a tourism or hospitality-related business or they may have been working as a tutor, lecturer or teacher in an educational or training establishment.

Level 3 Certificate in Workplace Assessment

Syllabus Overview:

Level 3 Diploma in Workplace Assessment (Ofqual ref: 600/7088/2)

Candidates must achieve

  • All 3 Mandatory units, providing 15 credits

i.e. a total of 15 credits, of which 12 credits are at level 3 and 4 credits at level 4

Min credit (Mandatory units): 15 Max credit (Mandatory units): 15
Min GLH for qualification: 62 Max GLH for qualification: 62
Mandatory units
Unit no. Unit title L CV GLH Ofqual no.
PPSLDO Plan and prepare specific learning and development opportunities 3 6 20 T/502/9546
AOCWE Assess occupational competence in the work environment 3 6 30 H/601/5314
PALL Principles of assessment in lifelong learning 4 3 12 R/503/1241
Total 15 62

Click here to download the Level 3 Certificate in Workplace Assessment QCF Syllabus Overview.

Plan and prepare specific learning and development opportunities:
Setting objectives and outcomes of learning, planning delivery, securing required resources, identifying necessary systems and processes and assessing risks. Learning session preparation, identifying resources and technologies required and communicating learning aims to learners.

Assess occupational competence in the work environment:
Including use of valid, fair and reliable assessment methods including observation of performance, examining products of work, questioning the learner, discussing with the learner, use of others (witness testimony), looking at learner statements and recognising prior learning.

Principles of assessment in lifelong learning:
Analysis of how types of assessment are used in lifelong learning, the role of peer and self-assessment in the assessment process and the importance of consistent record-keeping.

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