Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

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The Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment 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 qualification is ideal for those individuals new to assessment and hoping to become an assessor. In addition, it is beneficial for those whose role requires them to know about essential principles and practices of assessment, but never practice, for example, registered managers working in care.

Qualification No. Level Credit Value Awarding Organisation
501/0888/8 3 3

Qualification Overview

A total of 3 credits must be achieved to gain the qualification.

A learner must complete the mandatory unit to achieve this qualification.

All units are knowledge only.

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 24
Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 30

Group M - Mandatory Units

Unit AO Ref. Title Level Credits
D/601/5313 AV01 Understanding the principles and practices of assessment 3 3

Topics Covered

The principles and requirements of assessment.

Different types of assessment method.

How to plan assessment.

How to involve learners and others in assessment.

How to make assessment decisions.

Quality assurance of the assessment process.

How to manage information relating to assessment.

The legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment.


Delivered and accessed online via EdgeWorks™ Care Academy

1 round of marking and invigilation

Qualification certificate upon successful completion

Online candidate support

Learner records archived for future tracking and reporting