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Overview of course

There are various start dates during the academic year. Attendance is required at a training day / induction, after which all other leaning and assessment is arranged on an individual basis.

 

The start dates for the 2020/21 academic year are Tuesday 6 October 2020, Wednesday 13 January 2021 and Tuesday 20 April 2021 at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds.

 

This qualification comprises two units, a knowledge unit and a performance unit. It can only be achieved by individuals who are assessing learners' occupational competence in a real place of work. The assessor-trainee and the learners can be employed or volunteers but the assessor-trainee must be able to assess at least two learners on at least two occasions. The assessor-trainee must be using, as a minimum, observation, examination of work products and questioning when assessing their learners. The Award has a 9 credit value and is usually assessed through a combination of assessment methods: observation of your assessment activities, assignments, examination of work products, questioning and professional discussion. It usually takes 6 – 12 months to achieve.

 

Entry requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements but you must have made arrangements before the course starts to have learners to assess.

Further course detail

This programme starts with a group induction and training day at West Suffolk College or online, then all other learning and assessment is arranged on a one-to-one basis. There is usually one start date per academic term. We will be delivering each programme through a blended approach with a combination of face to face and virtual delivery: the specific arrangements will be notified to you before you enrol on the programme. However, the nature of the qualifications require that the assessments you carry out include some face to face work with learners: assessors who only work with learners remotely will not meet be able to the evidence requirements of the Awarding Organisation and sector for these qualifications in their present form. Registration for these qualifications is due to end in July 2021. 

Will I have to provide anything?

You will need to have arrangements in place to be able to assess two learners.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Contact Wendy Horrex (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.

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