About the qualification
This handbook relates to the following qualifications for assessors:
SFJ Awards Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
SFJ Awards Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
SFJ Awards Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
SFJ Awards Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
All of the qualifications include a unit that covers the essential knowledge and understanding that assessors need. In addition, three of the qualifications include one or more units that describe competent assessment practice.
Those new to assessment and hoping to become assessors can take the first unit and gain an understanding of assessment principles and practices even before they are in a position to assess learners. When they are ready to practice, they can attempt additional relevant unit/s and become qualified in the areas specified by the qualification title.
Individuals who are in a position to carry out real assessments can undertake both units at the same time and use evidence in a holistic way.
In addition, individuals who need to know about assessment, but never intend to practice as assessors (e.g. some managers) are able to learn about the essential principles and practices. Such individuals would gain the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment.
These qualifications will enable the learner to update and continue professional development, and to develop knowledge and skills relevant to assessment practice.
There are no pre-entry requirements for enrolling to complete the following qualification:
- Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
However, learners must be fully competent practitioners and where applicable, hold the relevant practitioner qualifications in the work area in which they are seeking to become assessors for the following qualifications:
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
- Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement