The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (RQF) qualification is regulated by Ofqual on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and accredited through our Awarding Organisation, Training Qualifications UK (TQUK). This qualification is undertaken online through our easy-to-use Online Qualification System.

Qualification Information
This qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to perform the role of an assessor, assessing learners in their work environment.

Duration of the Qualification
You will have up to one year to complete the qualification, although most learners complete it with Educating UK within four months. Some learners may complete within a shorter time frame.

Content of the Qualification
The qualification covers two units:

Unit 1: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

Unit 2: Assess occupational competence in the work environment

A range of topics are covered within the two units including the role of an assessor, legislation relating to assessing, types and methods of assessment in the work environment, holistic assessment and planning assessments, quality assurance and standardisation, giving feedback in the work environment, equality and diversity, reflective practice, and CPD.

Qualification Assessment Activities
The qualification is assessed through the completion of written assessments, expert witness testimony/observation and evidenced produced during your practice as an assessor in the work environment.

Qualification Requirements
You must have access to work with two learners who you can assess in their work environment. You will use a range of assessment methods with both learners such as observations, professional discussions and work products. All of which will assess their competence in the work environment.

You must be observed by an Expert Witness undertaking assessments with your learners. Your Expert Witness can be your line manager or a colleague who is qualified assessor. They must be able to confirm that they hold a relevant qualification in assessing (D32/D33, A1 Award, CAVA/ TAQA).

What you get with Educating UK
Throughout your time studying with us, you will receive access to our bespoke Online Qualification System and a designated Tutor. You will be given on-going support by your experienced and well qualified Tutor. You will also receive detailed feedback on each of your assessments within 72 hours of submitting your work.

Entry Requirements
You must:

– Have reading and writing skills adequate to meet the requirements of the qualification and be able to complete the written assessments to a good standard.

– Have access to assess two learners to assess them in their work environment

– Have a colleague who can work in the capacity as an Expert Witness.


Our qualification fee of £345.00 includes registration and certification costs with our awarding organisation. There are no hidden fees or extra costs to pay.