Level 3 Award in Understanding Principles and Practices of Assessment 


Become a qualified assessor 

Number of Credits
TESOL Course Duration


30 Hours
Awarding Body TQUK

Awarding body

TESOL Modes Of Study

Modes of Study

Distance learning, Hybrid Learning

Level 3 Award in Understanding Principles & Practices of Assessment (RQF)

The Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment is an ofqual regulated qualification. It is a knowledge-based Award for those who are embarking a career in assessment. The qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to perform the role of an assessor.


To apply for this course, you need to have

  • Good Command of English reading & writing skills

  • Knowledge of the subject you wish to assess

Course Features

  • Regulated by Ofqual

  • Accredited training provider

  • Assessment feedback report

  • Online learning portal

  • Free verification service

  • Flexible study plans

  • Attestable by the FCO

  • Available e-books & handouts


This theory Award does not require a workplace observation visit. You will be assessed through a series of written questions. Certification is The Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment.

Structure and Duration

Learners must achieve 3 credits from one mandatory unit to be awarded the TQUK Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (RQF). The time frame is dependent upon a number of factors, mainly your commitment to self-directed study and producing the written work required. However, average students complete is within 30 hours.

Who will benefit from undertaking this course?

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  • Those who are not yet, or just starting a career in assessment in either the further education and skills sector, or private sector.

  • It is useful for those who are not directly involved in assessment but require some knowledge on assessment practice as part of their role.

  • It assists those who work in accredited, or non-accredited learning; the NQF and the RQF