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Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

The activities you are likely to be involved in, include: 

  • Developing realistic plans for learning and assessment with candidates;
  • Understanding assessment requirements;
  • Planning the assessment process with candidates and the other people involved;
  • Helping candidates to meet the agreed assessment requirements;
  • Reviewing the candidate’s level of competence and identifying what they need to do to be fully competent;
  • Supporting candidates with different needs during your assessment;
  • Using a variety of assessment methods;
  • Making a record of your assessment decisions;
  • Giving candidates feedback on their performance and reviewing their progress throughout the assessment process;
  • Using different types of evidence to give an overall assessment of competence;
  • Working with other people involved in the assessment process, such as workplace supervisors and other teachers or trainers. 
The mandatory units. OCR Unit No  Unit Title
Unit 1 Understanding the principles and practices of assessment 

Unit 2 Assess occupational competence in the work environment 

This award is work-orientated. Candidates are expected to have sufficient standards of communication and numeracy skills to carry out the work described in the standards. 
To achieve this qualification, candidates must achieve a total of 9 credits from 2 mandatory units. 

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