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Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practice of Assessment.

The qualifications have been designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to develop good assessment practices in all kinds of learning situations. The qualifications have been specifically developed to enable people to access the type of learning that is appropriate and relevant to their level of participation in assessment and the type of learning being assessor

Who is the course for?

To attain this award you should be as an assessor at the beginning of your journey or need to know about assessment practise but are not currently practising. This is an ideal qualification if you're an aspiring assessor or a manager, HR or quality assurance personnel looking for a qualification for professional development. This award allows anyone interested in or who is not a practitioner to gain information and knowledge about assessments and quality assurance.

Course Entry Requirements

  • Learner must be 19 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • A basic English level may be required for this programme


Level 3 Award in understanding the principles and practice of Assessments

  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH):   24 hours
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT):   30 hours

How is the Course Assessed?

The Center assesses all units within this qualification internally. Qualifications are referenced criterion, based on achieving all of the specified learning outcomes.
To achieve a 'pass' for a unit, learners must provide evidence to show that they have met all of the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all of the evaluation criteria. The Assessor makes a judgement that the learners have met the assessment criteria successfully.
The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the overall achievement of the judgement of the learners has been achieved.

Course Progression

Once the course is successfully completed, The Candidates may progress to:

  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement.
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

To receive the Level 3 Award in understanding the principles and practice of Assessments, learners must obtain a minimum of 3 credits:

Group A

S.no Units Credits
1. Understanding the principles and practices of assessment 3

The Learner will:

  • Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
  • Understand different types of assessment method
  • Understand how to plan assessment
  • Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
  • Understand how to make assessment decisions
  • Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
  • Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
  • Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment
Number Assignment Title Status Files


Course Features

Guided Learning Hours

24 hrs

Total Qualification Time

30 hrs

Skill Level

Level 3

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