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Assessing Vocational Achievement

Foundations For Learning and Life

This suite of qualifications sets the industry standard for the knowledge and competence to carry out assessment of vocational qualifications.

Centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve the units selected within this qualification. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes and the assessments.

New and practicing assessors of workplace competence or vocational learning. Management staff who want to learn about the principles and practices of assessment. Practitioners looking to meet the requirements of Ofqual regulations and Sector Skills Councils


The units are designed to be assessed in the workplace, classrooms or other training environments. The assessment of unit QLDR3/001 focuses on knowledge and understanding, which can be assessed by various forms of questioning, professional discussion or by inference from performance evidence. The remaining units look for practical evidence of various assessment methods performed in a live environment. Simulation is not allowed.

These qualifications cover the practices of assessment of knowledge and competent performance in a range of learning situations.