An assessor qualification enables a person to assess occupational competence in a work-related environment or vocational skills in a classroom-based environment. An assessor is a qualified person who can assess NVQ qualifications such as vocational and employment-related courses.
To become an assessor you need to complete one of the following qualifications:
The Level 3 Award is designed for those learners who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of assessment without any requirement to practice as assessors. This qualification only covers one module of the main qualifications.
This qualification is designed for those assessors who wish to assess occupational competence in an individual’s work environment. This qualification includes the following assessment methods:
• Observation of performance in the work environment
• examining products of work
• questioning the learner
• discussing with the learner
• Use of others (witness testimony)
• looking at learner statements
• recognizing prior learning
This qualification is designed for those assessors who wish to assess vocational skills, knowledge, and understanding in a workshop, classroom, or other training environments rather than assessing competence in a work environment. This qualification includes the following assessment methods:
• Assessments of the learner in simulated environments
• Skills tests
• Oral and written questions
• Case studies
• Recognizing prior learning
This qualification is designed for those assessors who wish to assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge, and understanding in a workshop, classroom or other training environments other than assessing competence in a work environment. There must be evidence to cover all of the assessment methods listed in the units.
There are no specific entry requirements. However, learners should have a minimum of level 2 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.
The qualifications are suitable for learners of 18 years of age and above.
Once you have completed the Assessor course, you will need to have relevant experience and qualifications in the sector that you want to assess. For example, if you want to assess Beauty-related qualifications, you would need to have a relevant qualification and experience in that sector.
We at Bright Learning offer assessor qualification which can be achieved by distance learning or classroom-based learning.
If you choose to complete the course by distance learning, you will study from home and complete your portfolio, which will allow you to complete the qualification in your own time. You will be provided with learning material and full tutor support through e-mail, phone, and online portal.
If you choose classroom-based learning, you will attend the course once a week on a part-time basis. We have flexible classes available during the day and evenings.
So that’s a wrap on our two cents on how to become an assessor. We sincerely hope that we can provide you with the information you need at the moment. In case you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact us or approach us in person at our learning centers on Melton Road and Evington Road.