Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (Unit only) Level 3
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Teacher Education
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 3 Hele Road To be confirmed £295

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This is a knowledge based unit taken from the CAVA Assessment qualification and will provide you with the theory behind the principles and practices of assessment and is the initial step if you want to become an assessor but are not yet in a suitable role or a suitable update for A1, D32/33. You will be already vocationally competent in your sector and want to develop the knowledge and understanding of the role and responsibilities assigned to current assessment practice.

We aim to provide taught sessions to support you with your assignment work and an online portfolio accessible 24/7.

When is the next Award course?

Start dates: September 2018, January and April 2019 (date tbc)
Interviews to be held on an individual basis
This unit will be delivered over 4 days

You will gain legislative and practical knowledge about the role of the Assessor. You will also research vocational and professional development opportunities and reflect on their impact on developing your own practice.

What topics will I study?

Unit 301 is the theory behind the principles and practices of assessment, you will complete an online induction module along with assignment work.

What are the entry requirements?

All candidates must have:

  • Vocational qualifications  (minimum level 3 or equivalent)
  • Grade C or above in GCSE English (or equivalent)
  • Grade C or above in GCSE Math’s (or equivalent)
  • ICT skills 

What facilities are there?

You will have access to a learning resource centre with computer access in the college.

There are refectories, Coffee bars plus the @34 restaurant facility.  There is a Student Union at the College and advice and support via the student progressions team

What can the course lead on to?

On successful completion of this course, you could move directly into a role as a trainee Assessor and complete the remaining two units to become fully qualified.

Are there any additional costs?

To be confirmed. 


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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