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Level 3

1st4sport Level 3 Certificate In Assessing Vocational Achievement

This qualification has been extended until 28 February 2025

This qualification has been reviewed to establish whether the content is still current and relevant. A decision has been made to extend the qualification.


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SFA/LAD funding code


Required age
19 +

Learning hours

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Key dates

Operational start date
Qualification review date
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The 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is recognised as the industry standard vocational skills assessing qualification for the further education and skills sector by the Education and Training Foundation. Obtaining this qualification will prove your learners' ability to assess knowledge-based qualifications and vocational qualifications in non-work environments.

This qualification is suitable for:

  • current learning and development practitioners
  • those new to the role of assessor
  • people aspiring to assess work-based competency qualifications
Importantly, your learner must in their current role have access to assess learners on qualifications or accredited programmes of study with assessments in the relevant non-work environment. If they're interested in assessing qualifications in non-work environments and can access the above, then this qualification can provide ideal testament to their proficiency and knowledge in this area.

Confirms proficiency in assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace

Qualification Progression

Having gained further experience in assessment practice, learners could progress to the 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 competence based qualifications (eg NVQs), knowledge based qualifications, and vocational qualifications which have non-work based assessment.

Level 3

1st4sport Level 3 Certificate In Assessing Vocational Achievement

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