Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in The Work Environment

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details




Education & Teacher Training

Course Start Date

Wednesday 21st February 2024

Course Duration

Part-Time, 16 Weeks

Course Time

15:00 - 17:00

Course Fee

£ 400.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code


Course Overview

This qualification is for people who are currently working in or looking to work in assessment and internal quality assurance.

The qualifications are open to people carrying out assessments and quality assurance in most learning environments including FE, Adult Continuing Learning, Employers and Third Sector. They are designed for anyone assessing and carrying out quality assurance in all occupational sectors, accredited learning, non-accredited learning (e.g. where performance is being assessed by the learner is not undertaking a qualification) and qualifications on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

Course Requirements

This course is for anyone involved in the assessment of learners leading to competence based qualifications.

What you will Learn


Course assessment will be a combination of submission of a portfolio of evidence and workplace activities relating to the process of quality assurance.


Upon successful completion of the course students may progress to our more advanced Education and Training courses.

Career Options

The award is widely recognised in community based teaching and for companies who have a training requirement but no qualified staff.

Completing an education and training course can lead to a wide range of career opportunities in the field of education, instructional design, and training. Here are some career options for individuals who have completed such a course:

Teacher or Educator: Work as a classroom teacher, instructor, or professor at various levels of education, including elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education.

Trainer or Corporate Trainer: Train employees or clients in various industries, providing job-specific skills and knowledge.

Instructional Designer: Design and develop educational materials, including online courses, e-learning modules, and instructional content for schools or businesses.

Curriculum Developer: Create and modify educational curriculum, aligning it with standards and educational goals.

Distance Learning Coordinator: Manage and administer distance or online learning programs, ensuring that students have access to educational resources.

Online Instructor or Facilitator: Teach online courses or webinars, sharing expertise in specific subjects or skills.

Special Education Teacher: Work with students who have special needs, adapting educational content and methods to accommodate their learning requirements.

Mandatory Units

The award consists of 2 units:

1. Understanding the Principles and Practice of Assessment

2. Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment.

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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