Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (formerly A1)

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Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (formerly A1)

£600 (£200 per unit)

Are there any entry requirements?

Yes, you will need to hold a level 3 NVQ (or equivalent) in the area you wish to assess in. You should also have sufficient post qualification experience that is relevant, current and appropriate to the area you would like to assess in and hold or acheive a Level 1 in English.

How is this award delivered?

The award is delivered through three full day workshops over three months.  In addition to this you will receive six hours of teaching from the assessor and 6 hours from your designated mentor.

The course covers the following elements –
  • An overview of NVQ/QCFs
  • The role of the assessor
  • Assessment methods
  • Planning for assessment
  • Recording assessment decisions
  • Feedback techniques
  • Appeals and complaints – process and procedures
  • Quality assurance

The three units you will be collecting evidence on are:

  • Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
  • Assess occupational competence in the work environment
  • Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

In between your workshops you’ll produce a portfolio of evidence with the on-going support of your assessor. This will involve your assessor observing you working with your candidates in the workplace.


Remaining 2017 Course Dates

Coventry Broadgate:

20th September 2017    |    18th October 2017

2018 Course Dates

Leicester Centre:

24th January 2018    |    21st February 2018   |    21st March 2018

Venue TBC:

18th April 2018    |    16th May 2018   |    20th June 2018

All candidates will be contacted by Gemma Saunders to discuss their application. They must then attend a training centre to sit an Initial Assessment, level 1 in English must be achieved to be successful in your application.

The course fees of £600 can be paid in instalments but at least £200 must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the course start date to secure your booking.

You must attend all three advertised dates to complete your qualification.

Heart of England Training Ltd is committed to the elimination of both direct and indirect discrimination and continuously seeks to actively implement positive policies to promote equality of opportunity.

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