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Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Accreditation Number: (QCF) 501/0167/5

Contents:
Identifying Past Experiences and Achievements which Contribute to the Assessment Process Planning for Learners with Special Needs Reasonable Adjustments Identifying Reasonable Adjustments Ensure that the Adjustment is in Accordance with Active IQ Guidelines Making Reasonable Adjustments External Theory Assessment Procedures Regulations for External Theory Assessment Arrangements for the Invigilation of External Written Assessment Assessment Accommodation and Equipment Procedures for Examination Papers Compliance with Regulations Assessing Product Evidence How to Carry Out the Observed Assessment What is Feedback? Why Give Feedback? Barriers to the Feedback Process Writing Feedback Learner Guidance 24 25 26 28 30 31 33 33 33 37 39 40 41 42 47 48 48 48 49

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Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Accreditation Number: (QCF) 501/0167/5

Active IQ Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment Qualification Accreditation No: 501/0167/5 Course Code: Q3ASS1 INTRODUCTION This qualification is intended for those who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of assessment without any requirement to practice as assessors.

Guided learning hours: 24

Notional learning hours: 30 3 None None

Credit: 3

Minimum credit to be achieved at the level of the qualification: Requirements other than the award of credit which needs to be met before the qualification is awarded: Exemptions:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
• This qualification is open to all (learners must be 19 years old or over) and have occupational and technical competence in the areas that they wish to assess TARGET LEARNERS: •This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to widen their career pathway and skill set within their chosen sector AIM/OBJECTIVES: • The objective of this unit is to assess the candidate assessor’s knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices that underpin assessment. PROGRESSION: This qualification provides progression to the following additional assessing qualifications: • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement Alternatively, it provides progression to Level 4 qualifications in internal quality assurance for learners who wish to further their knowledge and skills and become internal or lead internal verifiers.

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LINKS TO NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS Learning and Development NOS Standard 9: Assess learner achievement. REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSESSORS All those who assess these qualifications must: • already hold the qualification (or previous equivalent qualification) they are assessing and have successfully assessed learners for other qualifications; if assessing quality assurance roles, they must have experience as a qualified quality assurance practitioner of carrying out internal or external quality assurance of qualifications for a minimum of two assessors • have up-to-date working knowledge and experience of best practice in assessment and quality assurance • hold one of the following qualifications or their recognised equivalent: • the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment or • the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, or • A1 Assess candidate performance using a range of methods, or • D32 Assess candidate performance and D33 Assess candidate using differing sources of evidence. • show current evidence of continuing professional development in assessment and quality assurance. QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE AND UNIT CONTENT This...
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