VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement




The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a vocational assessor. This qualification is designed for learners aged 19 years or older and will support you to gain employment as a vocational assessor, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

This is a practical-based qualification intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment, and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (i.e. workshop, classroom or other training environment). Entry onto this qualification will require you to have full competence in the vocational subject area that you will be assessing and you will need access to a cohort of learners, so that you can gather evidence of real assessments.

This qualification includes units covering the principles and practices of assessment, assessing learners’ occupational competence in the work place and assessing vocational skills, and knowledge and understanding of education and training.

This qualification is the only Level 3 certificate offered by VTCT in Assessing Vocational Achievement.

VTCT Level 3 certificate in assessing vocational achievement (QCF)


There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification.

Course Includes:

  • Practical attendance & assessment: 1 practical session to include Induction / Portfolio + 2 assessments
  • Coursework: Home study and portfolio of evidence containing questions and assignment work
  • Training material is accessed through our online portal

Course Units

  • UV30563 Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
  • UV30564 Assess occupational competence in the work environment
  • UV30566 Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding


GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 84 (GLH incl’s. practical, coursework, case studies, assessments)

Home study (Coursework): This can be started at anytime


1 Practical training session (online) + Home study + 2 assessment


Assessments = You will be required to assess students and mark their coursework as part of your assessment

Case studies (assessing) = Yes, you will be required to assess 2 students, twice, in a subject you are already qualified in, i.e., massage, beauty therapy. You can only assess vocational qualifications in a subject you are qualified at the same level as the students you are assessing or lower.

Career Opportunities:

Self-Employment or Employment as a vocational assessor in the subjects you are qualified in.

We Will Include:

Training material accessed via your own log in on our online portal. A coursework tutor is assigned to you for full support throughout the course. A VTCT qualification is posted to you on successful completion of the course.

Additional Costs:

You will need to purchase your own equipment (e.g. assessor resources) and we also recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, a recommended reading list is supplied with your training pack.


Choice of:

  • Payment in Full 
  • Deposit: £175 & 3 Direct Debit payments of £120 each month – CLICK HERE for deposit