Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (Level 3)

Learning and Development (William Booth College)

Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (Level 3)

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Course Details

The Level 3 ‘Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment’ covers the main practices in carrying out effective assessment. It will introduce the concepts of how to ensure assessment is valid, reliable and fair. The course explores different types of assessment methods, how to design and select assessment methods and how to involve learners in the assessment process. Delegates on this course will also learn how to set up and maintain quality processes, as well as adhere to any good practice and legal requirements in the assessment process.

Learning Outcomes:

The Level 3 Award in Understanding the principles and practices of assessment is made up of one unit which has 8 learning outcomes:

  • Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
  • Understand different types of assessment method
  • Understand how to plan assessment
  • Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
  • Understand how to make assessment decisions
  • Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
  • Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
  • Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment

Course Dates: Blended Learning commencing 9th November 2022

  • Induction Session (In-Person), 9th November 2022 at 1pm, (Total: 3 Hours).
  • 3 Sessions (Online, 3 hours each session), (Total: 9 Hours).
  • 3 Tutorials (Online, 3 hours each session), (Total: 9 Hours).
  • Final Session (In-Person), 17th April 2023 at 1pm, (Total: 3 Hours).

Additional Information

Learning hours: 24 guided learning hours in total. Estimated total of 30 hours to complete qualification.

Accreditation: The qualification is accredited by the Open College Network (London).

Assessment: The assessment will consist of a workbook and portfolio of evidence.

Other courses helpful for development: Award in Education and Training, Level 3.

Who Should Apply?

Anyone who is responsible (or will be responsible) for teaching and assessing adults on accredited courses. The course will focus on how to carry out quality checks and make correct assessment decisions. It will also provide an opportunity to take part in standardisation meetings and collaborate with other assessors.

Note: Should an employee/officer book a place on a course but then subsequently fail to attend or complete the course, repayment of cost of the course will be charged to the department/appointment concerned (recoverable from the individual) (Policy CS04 Sect 6.5).


Date and Time

Wednesday, November 9th 2022 at 13:00

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