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Highfield Level 3 Assessment Qualifications (RQF)

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Highfield Level 3 Assessment Qualifications (RQF)

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There are 4 different types of awards and qualifications learners can achieved under Highfield Level 3 Assessment Qualifications.

  1. Highfield Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (RQF)
  2. Highfield Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (RQF)
  3. Highfield Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF)
  4. Highfield Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)

Highfield Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (RQF): 

Credit Value = 3

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) = 24

This qualification is intended for those who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of assessment without any requirement to practice as assessors. The objective of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace, or to prepare learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or where more specific knowledge, skills and understanding is required.

This is the most comprehensive assessing qualification and would allow you to assess NVQ’s, apprenticeships and any other regulated training in your subject area. This course is delivered via blended mode which means you will be allocated an assessor who meets you face to face, support via email, Skype, as well as you access online resources. We care about our learners so go one step further to give you career guidance and support finding work.

How we deliver this qualification

On completion of this course, you will be able to start your career as a qualified assessor either working for a college, training provider or freelance. Typically assessors earn 18-24k and more depending on the subject area and experience. Another great benefit of the role is that it is fairly common to have flexible working conditions and the option to work from home.

This is a distance-learning course that can be completed in your own time.

The course must be completed within 3 months of the start date.

Assignments will be accessed via the online learning portal when they are to be completed and returned to the course tutor for assessment. You will receive timely feedback in order to improve your work should you need to. After the successful completion of the course you will receive your nationally recognised certificate.

Personal tutoring and coaching.
 

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence. You will be assigned a tutor/assessor who will guide, coach and advise you throughout the course. There will be more than 1 assessment methods such as an structured assignment, professional discussion, reflective account. 

Highfield Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (RQF).

Credit Value = 9

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) = 54

 This qualification is intended for assessors who assess occupational competence in an individual’s work environment. It includes the following assessment methods (although not all of these require performance evidence): 

  • observation of performance in the work environment
  • use of others (witness testimony)
  • examining products of work
  • questioning the learner
  • discussing with the learner
  • looking at learner statements
  • recognising prior learning.

The objective of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace.

Topics covered

There will be two units.

  1. Understanding the principles
  2. Practices of assessment, and assessing occupational competence in the work environment.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

The portfolio will be assessed by following methods:

As a minimum, there must be performance evidence for the following assessment methods:

  • observation of performance in the work environment;
  • examining products of work; and
  • questioning the learner.

Other forms of evidence will be acceptable for the remaining assessment methods:

  • discussing with the learner;
  • use of others (witness testimony);
  • looking at learner statements; or
  • recognising prior learning.

Your assessor will assess performance by observation, examining the products of work, questioning or professional discussions.

There must be evidence of the trainee assessor carrying out at least two assessments of two learner’s occupational competence (four assessments in total). This occupational competence must not be in assessment itself. In other words, evidence for this unit must not come from the trainee assessing another trainee assessor who, in turn, is assessing someone else. In gathering evidence for these qualifications, an unqualified trainee assessor is not allowed to assess competence in another unqualified assessor.

Highfield Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF).

Credit Value = 9

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) = 54

This qualification is intended for those who assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in a workshop, classroom or other training environment rather than assessing competence in a work environment. It includes the following assessment methods (although not all of these require performance evidence): 

  • assessments of the learner in simulated environments
  • skills tests
  • oral and written questions
  • assignments
  • projects
  • case studies
  • recognising prior learning

The objective of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace.

Topic cover

  • Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
  • Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

How we deliver this qualification

This is a distance-learning course that can be completed in your own time.

The course must be completed within 3 months of the start date.

Assignments will be accessed via the online learning portal when they are to be completed and returned to the course tutor for assessment. You will receive timely feedback in order to improve your work should you need to. After the successful completion of the course you will receive your nationally recognised certificate.

Personal tutoring and coaching.

Assessment methods:

This qualification will be assessed by portfolio evidence: It includes wide ranges of evidences: Assignment, Assessments in simulated environments, Skills tests, Oral and written questions Recognising Prior Learning (RPL), professional discussion, observation of performance in the classroom. 

Highfield Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF) 

Credit Value: 15

Guided Learning Hours: 84

This qualification is intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in a workshop, classroom or other training environment other than assessing competence in a work environment. There must be evidence to cover all of the assessment methods listed in the units. The objective of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace.

Units cover

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

Assessment Methods

There must be evidence to cover all of the assessment methods:

As a minimum, there must be performance evidence for the following assessment methods: 

  • observation of performance in the work environment;
  • Question and Answer 
  • Professional discussion
  • witness testimony
  • Personal statement
  • recognising prior learning

Note: There must be evidence of the trainee assessor carrying out at least two assessments of two learner’s occupational competence (four assessments in total)***

There must be at least 3 different assessment methods such as assessments of the learner in simulated environments, skills tests, oral and written questions, assignments and projects, the trainee assessor use to assess the knowledge, skills of the two leaners. 

There must be evidence of the trainee assessor carrying out at least two assessments of two learner’s skills, knowledge and understanding (four assessments in total).