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Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

April 30 - September 9


The VTCT Certificate in Assessing is a practical-based qualification intended for assessors who assess people working towards qualifications. An assessor is a person with the required knowledge and skills that determines whether a candidate is capable of doing the job at hand in their own particular field of expertise by collecting evidence.
Your job would be to help make sure that learners meet all occupational standards needed to achieve their qualification. Your day – to – day tasks will depend on the type of assessments you carry out but could include:

  • Planning and delivering vocational training
  • Observing and assessing candidates in a training centre or workplace
  • Supporting learners with portfolios of evidence
  • Providing feedback and support if the standards are not met
  • Keeping records of progress
  • Liaising with quality assurance staff
  • Managing information relating to assessment

Entry Requirements:

To become an Assessor you will need the following qualifications:

  • Teaching qualification
  • Level 3 or higher qualification in the area of work you wish to assess
  • Commercial experience in your area of expertise

Skills and Qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • An interest in helping people develop
  • The ability to motivate and encourage people
  • Patience and tact
  • Good organisational skills
  • A methodical approach to work
  • Good record keeping and report writing skills

Course Content:

Unit 1

  1. Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
  2. Types of assessment methods
  3. How to plan assessment

Unit 2

  1. Involve learners and others in assessment
  2. How to make assessment decisions
  3. Importance of quality assurance

Unit 3

  1. Importance of feedback
  2. Good practice requirements in relation to assessment

Unit 4

  1. Importance of occupational competence
  2. Importance of Continual Professional Development

Unit 5

  1. Reflection
  2. Deadlines


Once you are qualified as an assessor you can become an Internal Verifier. You will need the following:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • Experience of assessing in the occupational area you will be verifying

Duration: Completed in a 3 – 6 month period

Theory will be delivered through online tutorial. Practical training will take place in your own training centre or via TEAMS.

Course Fees: €595

Fees must be paid in full on enrolment. 

Course Delivery

Training is delivered through blended learning of Zoom, online presentations & assignments and practical based assessments.

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday 30th April 2024


April 30
September 9
Event Category:


Advanced Aesthetics Academy
Unit 5 Waterford Business Park, Cork Road
Waterford, Ireland
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