Professional Development

Assessing Competence in Work Environment - Level 3 Award

Course overview

This course is ideal for those who assess candidates within the working environment using different assessment methods such as; products of work, observation, questioning the learner, professional discussion, identifying learner statements and recognising the achievement of prior learning.

Entry requirements

You must be able to demonstrate vocational competence within the area you propose to assess  and assure quality of assessment.  You will need access to a qualified assessor/verifier, with appropriate vocational competence, who is willing to counter-sign your assessments and two candidates whose work you will be assessing and assuring.

How will I be assessed?

This is a competence based qualification therefore there is the expectation that you will be working/volunteering a minimum of 10 hours per week within an assessment role. If you are not currently working within this area it would be worthwhile considering a knowledge based qualification instead. To discuss your eligibility for the programme please telephone 01905-743435 or e-mail

What can I do next

Take a look at other courses in the Solutions Professional Short Course series or perhaps consider studying an accredited professional qualification with our Higher Education Institute