This assessor qualification is suitable for those who want to be able to assess learner competence in the workplace and their knowledge regarding their vocational area. There are flexible start dates for this programme.


Meet our students Elizabeth Lefever

Elizabeth Lefever

“I’ve always wanted to work in the childcare industry and chose this course as the best option to further my career. I like the fact that I have work placements in nurseries and schools to get more experience and become more confident. The support staff and teachers are happy to help and full of encouragement.”

Meet our students Luca Chareun

Luca Chareun

“I enjoyed the practical work experience within my course.”

  • Description

    To gain the Certificate students need to complete three units. Students learn about the principles and practices of the assessment process and are guided through good practice with regard to assessment and the different assessment methods. Students need to have access to two learners to assess in a real work environment and be studying on a recognised qualification. Students must be able to prove occupational competence and produce a clear CPD record.

  • Entry Requirements

    Students must be vocationally qualified and able to provide relevant CPD records showing experience in the field of expertise. Students must be over 19 years of age and working as a trainee assessor. Any work assessed will need to be countersigned by a qualified assessor.

    It will be of great benefit if students are organised, calm and patient.

  • Qualification

    VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

  • Progression

    Once this qualification is completed students can work as a fully-qualified assessor in a variety of education and training settings. To go into further training, students may want to consider the L3 Award in education and training or the L4 Internal Quality Assurance suite of qualifications.

  • Assessment

    This is a very flexible qualification and can be assessed using many assessment methods such as: observation, discussion, written evidence, reflective accounts, work products, question and answers, witness statement, RPL, scenarios and activity plans.

  • Home Study

    This qualification is designed to complement students' current work life. They may need to spend up to two hours a week whilst on program outside of normal working hours to complete this qualification.

  • Work Placement

    Students must have access to two learners who are studying a vocational qualification.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    Course book - Achieving Your Assessment and Quality Assurance Units (Taqa) (Further Education and Skills) 31 Jan 2014 by Ann Gravells approx. £17.99. There may be ESF funding available for this qualification. Please speak to a member of staff to establish if you are eligible. A registration fee of approximately £70 is payable regardless of funding status.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
CL3AVA 212201 Monday Flexible Start 17:00 - 20:00 £811

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Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.