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NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

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Level 3
Minimum entry age
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This qualification is for learners aged 19 and above.

This qualification is intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (for example a workshop, classroom or other training environment).

Qualification Specification
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Qualification Factsheet
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Qualification specification (Word)
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Mandatory units

  1. Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (D/601/5313)
  2. Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment (H/601/5314)
  3. Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding (F/601/5319)

Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs).

Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance and the guidance from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence. Live remote observation may be permitted in some circumstances.

The adaptation addendum document contains further information of how learning outcome / evidence of competence needs to be met either within the workplace or via alternative assessment methods.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 50108906 V1.0 (new)
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ETF Assessor QA qualification mitigations guidance 21-22
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