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Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance 6317

Course Handbook

Contents

1. Overview

2. Unit 6317 requirements

3. Assessment

4. Training, support and guidance

5. Planning and moderating learning and achievement

6. Centre Information, systems, policies and procedures

Appendix

1 The Unit Requirements

2 Forms and Documents

Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance 6317

1 Overview

This qualification is for anyone working in, or hoping to take up a role in assessment and internal quality assurance. There are awards and a certificate at level 3 in assessment. These units and qualifications provide people who carry out assessment roles in their organisation with the opportunity to develop and improve their practice as well as achieving a professional qualification for their roles.

The qualifications consist of a mix of units - some competence-based and some knowledge-based units. The knowledge-only unit (which are titled 'Understanding the principles and practices of assessment') allow anyone who is interested in or needs to know about assessment and quality assurance - but is not a practitioner - to acquire knowledge and information about the roles. Successful achievers will understand the principles of assessment and internal quality assurance and have the knowledge to develop and improve systems at their centre. 2 The Units in 6317

The full certificate is made up of 3 units (301 – 303) each of which contains a series of subsections: The full details of the units, their assessment and the evidence required are shown in appendix 1. A summary is shown below. |301 Level 3 Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 credits) | |This unit assesses a candidate assessor’s knowledge of the principles and practices of assessment in a learning and development context. | |The sub-units are: | | | |1 Understand the principles and requirements of assessment | |2. Understand different types of assessment method | |3. Understand how to plan assessment | |4. Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment | |5. Understand how to make assessment decisions | |6. Understand own contribution to the quality assurance of assessment | |7. Understand how to manage information relating to assessment of occupational Competence | |8. Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment | | | |302 Level 3 Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (6 credits) | |This unit assesses a candidate assessor’s competence in assessing the occupational competence of others. The sub-units are: | | | |1. Be able...
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