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Level 3

1st4sport Level 3 Award In Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement


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Required age
19 +

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The 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocational Achievement is recognised as the industry standard vocational skills assessing qualification covering all environments for the further education and skills sector by the Education and Training Foundation.

Obtaining this qualification will prove your learners' ability to assess competence-based qualifications that are not part of work-based learning.

This qualification is suitable for:

  • current learning and development practitioners
  • those new to the role of assessor
  • anyone aspiring to assess NVQs or other work-based competency qualifications.
Importantly, your learner must in their current role have access to:
  • assess learners for qualifications
  • programmes of study with assessment
  • job-related assessments in relevant environments.

Confirms proficiency in assessing competency-based qualifications that are not part of work-based learning.

Qualification Progression

Having gained further experience in assessment practice, learners could progress to the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Assessment and then 1st4sport Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.

Successful learners are eligible to seek employment in appropriate paid or voluntary assessing roles within their specialist subject area, assessing knowledge based qualifications, and vocational qualifications which have non-work based assessment.

Level 3

1st4sport Level 3 Award In Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement

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