Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

The Pearson/EDI Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment has been developed from the Learning and Delivery National Occupational Standards produced by LLUK.  It provides an up-to-date qualification that is in line with industry requirements. To achieve the EDI Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment, learners must achieve three credits from the one mandatory unit. 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.

Entry Requirements: Underpinning knowledge and understanding required for this unit. The evidence will be collated through group activities / discussion / assignments and presentations.

18 hours

Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

The EDI Level 3 Award in Assessing competence in the work environment is intended for assessors who assess occupational competence in an individual’s work environment.

This is a qualification of nine credits consisting of the following mandatory units:

  • Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
  • Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

Assessment Methods: Portfolio of evidence / observation / professional discussion and witness testimony.

4 – 12 weeks (delivery will consist of one to one sessions between learner and assigned assessor within the learner’s workplace)

Additional Information: Once learners have achieved this award, they can progress to the following qualifications:

  • Pearson/Edexcel Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
  • Pearson/Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • Pearson/Edexcel Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Pearson/Edexcel Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices

Education and Training

The qualification replaces the PTTLS and provides an introduction to teaching. It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as:

Individuals not currently teaching or training achievement of the qualification does not require practice other than micro-teaching unless units from the Learning and Development suite of qualifications are selected; Individuals currently teaching and training (including those who have just begun teaching and training) although the qualification does not require practice other than micro-teaching (unless units from the Learning and Development suite of qualifications are selected), opportunities may be made available to observe and provide feedback on a trainee teacher’s practice;

Individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching.Some units from the Learning and Development suite of qualifications may be achieved within this qualification. These units require practice to be assessed.

12 weeks

Certificate in Education and Training (RQF)

The qualification is aimed at learners aged 19+ and has been designed to prepare trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts. The qualification will meet the needs of a range of teachers and trainee teachers who would like to gain a qualification which focuses on practical teaching. It will be appropriate for those with some experience of teaching and training. This could include individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the practice requirements outlined in the mandatory and optional units. It is also appropriate for individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification.

12 – 26 weeks