The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment is a qualification for assessors who assess occupational competence in an individual’s work environment. It includes the following assessment methods (although not all require performance evidence):
- observation of performance in the work environment
- examining products of work
- questioning the learner
- discussing with the learner
- use of others (witness testimony)
- looking at learner statements
- recognising prior learning
There are no formal entry requirements, however learners should be suitably qualified in the subject they are planning to assess and be able to work at level 3 or above.
Assessment for this qualification is portfolio based. There is no requirement for each unit to be assessed separately. Assessors adopt a holistic approach and use a discussion for ‘Assess occupational competence in the work environment’ as some evidence for ‘Understanding the principles and practices of assessment’. Evidence for the assessment criteria in each unit is identified individually.
All required equipment will be provided in the workplace.