The ProQual assessor suite of qualifications provides nationally recognised qualifications for candidates whose role involves assessing competence based units or qualifications:
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
- Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
The awarding body for these qualifications is ProQual Awarding Body and the regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). The specification for these qualifications has been approved by Qualifications Wales for use by centres in Wales and by the Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) for use by centres in Northern Ireland.
These qualifications have been accredited onto the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Candidates who achieve either of the Level 3 Awards may progress to the Level 3 Certificate which provides a progression route to discipline related Level 4 qualifications such as ProQual’s Internal Quality Assurance qualifications.
These qualifications are aimed at assessors in a variety of contexts, those assessing in the workplace and those assessing in alternative environments such as workshops, classrooms and other training environments.
Each qualification includes a unit that covers all the essential knowledge and understanding that assessors need, plus one or more units that describe competent practice. This offers flexibility and a greater potential to meet the needs of assessors working in different environments.
This qualification is appropriate for candidates who assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (such as workshops, classrooms or other training environments).
Candidates must complete 3 Mandatory units.
||Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
||Assess occupational competence in the work environment
||Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding