Level 3 A1 Award 

Qualification  

Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF) 

Level 

3 

Duration  

12-18 months 

Progression 

Entry Requirements 

To achieve the qualification, there is a requirement for teaching practice that requires observation and assessment of performance. Therefore this qualification is only available to those who have learners. Preferably GCSE English and Maths at Grade A-C or equivalent i.e. Functional Skills or Key Skills. However, applications are assessed on an individual basis following initial assessment of English, Maths and ICT. 

Details 

These qualifications replace the A1 and A2 qualifications. They are part of the new suite of qualifications for assessors, internal quality assurers (IQA) and external quality assurers (EQA). This specification includes the qualifications for assessors. They were needed to meet the emerging needs of the developing qualification frameworks and to reflect changes in the practice of assessment. 
 
These qualifications will be required for: 
 
Any assessors and verifiers involved in National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) for the next three years. Those who deliver these qualifications will need to be qualified to meet the requirements of the NVQ Code of Practice and Sector Skills Councils assessment strategies. 
 
Assessors and quality assurance staff who deliver QCF qualifications that use the term in their title. Depending on the assessment strategies set by individual Sector Skills Councils, some staff, who are assessing and quality assuring qualifications within the QCF that do not use the term in their titles, but whose purpose is to confirm occupational competence, will need to hold IQA or EQA qualifications. 
 
These qualifications would be helpful for teachers in schools who deliver vocational qualifications with applied learning, such as BTEC Firsts and Nationals. 

Next Steps 

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