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New NVQ QCF Assessor Qualifications

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New NVQ (QCF) Assessor Qualifications

The new NVQ Assessor qualifications – formerly known as the A1 Assessor Award or, before that, the D32/33 – are a group of 3 qualifications. The new qualification set may seem to be rather complicated compared to the A1 - however, the key thing to remember is that if you get the new NVQ QCF Assessor Certificate (as opposed to the Award), you will be qualified to assess people in both work, and non-work (ie training), environments.

 

Qualification

 

Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Combination of Units

(See Note 1 below)

Unit 1

Notes

 

Theory only. Only suitable for managers in the process who want to understand, but will never carry out, assessments.

Stand alone, this is useful only if you are not intending to actually assess people

Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

Unit 1 +

Unit 2

Theory plus evidence is required to show that the candidate assessor has carried out assessments in a work environment

This NVQ Assessor qualification allows you to assess only in a work environment

Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally-Related Achievement

Unit 1 +

Unit 3

Theory plus evidence is required to show that the candidate assessor has carried out assessments in a non-work (ie training) environment

This allows you to assess only in a non-work environment (eg training or college)

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

Unit 1 +

Unit 2 +

Unit 3

Theory plus evidence is required to show that the candidate assessor has carried out assessments in a work and a non-work (ie, training) environment

This is the NVQ Assessor qualification you need if you want to be able to assess in both work and training environments - gives maximum employment flexibility.

NOTE 1: The Unit Titles are: Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment; Unit 2: Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment; Unit 3: Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding.

NOTE2: The Unit titles, and all the details of the above can be found at Page 8 & 8 of the LLUK Assessment Document or the OCR Centre Guide for the Assessor Qualifications

The nub of it is, that if you want employment flexibility as an Assessor, you should get your NVQ QCF Assessor Certificate, so make sure that is the case when you sign up with a training provider.