Assessing Vocational Achievement Level 3 Certificate

This qualification is suitable for those who assess occupational competence in the workplace in vocational skills, knowledge and understanding and for those who assess on qualification courses in education.

Course Content

You will gain knowledge and understanding of how to assess learners using a variety of methods: observation of performance in a real work environment; skills tests; oral and written questions; assignments; projects; case studies; work products; professional discussion; witness testimony; reflective statements and recognising prior learning.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

You must have GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade C or numerical equivalent 4 or above or Level 2 in Functional Skills for both subjects. You must have a minimum qualification at level 3 or above in your area of occupational competence. You must be able to work with two learners in your area of occupational competence in order to assess the evidence for their qualification.

First Class Requirements

You must have access to IT equipment with a microphone and webcam as the course is delivered in a combination of online and onsite sessions. For onsite sessions, bring a pen, A4 notepad and ring binder. You may also bring a suitable digital device for note-making.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance at classroom based and online sessions is compulsory. Your assessor will monitor your contact with your learners.

Assessment Methods

Your written work will be assessed online using an e-portfolio. Your assessor will observe you planning, observing, assessing and giving feedback to your learners.

Further Study Options

Once you have gained sufficient experience as an Assessor you can undertake the Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.

Additional Information


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.