AVC03 – VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)

Qualification Summary

The VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF) is intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace, for example a workshop, classroom or other training environment.

This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of previous learning. This qualification is designed for learners aged 19 and above. This qualification does not form part of an Apprenticeship Framework, but could be a requirement for you to assess the competence of apprentices.

If you just want to cover specific aspects of the assessment process, you could consider the following qualifications:

Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF)
Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (RQF)
Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (RQF)

If you are looking to up-skill and/or advance your knowledge within quality assurance, then you might consider taking:

Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)

or progress into a Lead Assessor within the vocational area you are competent to assess.

This qualification is supported nationwide by employers. For a list of Training Providers and Colleges who deliver this qualification in your area, contact our customer services team.

VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 3 and 4 Assessor and Quality Assurance (RQF) Qualification Handbook

Qualification structure

This qualification contains three mandatory units therefore all 15 credits must be achieved

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 84

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 150

Qualification numberQualification reference

Mandatory units

unit no.
unit no.
Unit titleCredit Value
D/601/5313AV01Understanding the principles and practices of assessment3
H/601/5314AV02Assess occupational competence in the work environment6
F/601/5319AV03Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding6


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