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

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been specifically designed to provide Trainee Assessors with the knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of assessment.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (RQF) is ideal for those who are looking for an introduction to the principles and practices of qualification assessment. This qualification may also be suitable for those who are currently performing the role of Assessor for certain vocationally related qualifications (please check the suitability of these qualifications with Qualsafe Awards).

Trainee Assessors may include individuals who currently work in a mentoring/teaching/training capacity and wish to further develop their knowledge and skills of assessment.

Course OverviewQualification Specification

Throughout the duration of this course, Learners will develop the knowledge and understanding of assessment. Topics covered include: principles and requirements of assessment, how to plan assessments, quality assurance of the assessment process, managing information relating to assessment and more. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

Learner Registration Fees

Here at Qualsafe Awards we are passionate about providing the highest quality service and support at competitive prices. That's why our Centres can save up to 12.5% on Learner Registrations with our tiered pricing system!

Standard Price 150-249 Learners
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250-499 Learners
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500+ Learners
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£29.50 £27.28 £26.55 £25.81

Price includes:

Learner Workbook and Workbook Guide

Successful Learners will receive a QA Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (RQF) certificate personalised with their Centre’s details.


Centre Requirements

In order to deliver this qualification, Centres will require a minimum of 1 Trainer and 1 Internal Quality Assurer (these cannot be the same person). Please refer to the above Qualification Specification (pages 5-6) to check the qualification approval requirements for these positions. Centres will also need to have appropriate policies, systems and procedures in place as well as suitable and adequate venues, equipment and learning resources. For further details on Centre requirements, please consult pages 7-8 of the Qualification Specification above.

Key Facts

QAN Number: 603/1081/9

Ofqual Regulated? Yes

Number of Units: 1 mandatory unit

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 24

Total Qualification Time (TQT): 30

Credit Value: 3

Assessment: x 1 Learner Workbook which include assignments (theory assessment) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course

Qualification Valid For: Lifelong – However, Qualsafe Awards recommends that Learners keep up-to-date with current practice in assessment through attending regular continuous professional development (CPD)

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