RQF Level 3 Award in Understanding Principles & Practice (RQF)


Teacher Training Programme

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

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.


Course Features


To apply for this course, you need to have

  • Age:  a minimum 19 

  • Good Command of English reading & writing skills

  • Knowledge of the subject you wish to assess

  • 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.

Assessment requirements

The aim of this unit is to assess the trainee assessor’s knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices that underpin assessment. All learning outcomes in this unit must be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge and understanding. There must be valid, authentic and sufficient evidence for all the assessment criteria. However, one piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning outcome or assessment criterion.

Modes of Study

Self study, Blended with Online sessions, Classroom based


30 Hours


Assignments only

Overall Grading Type


Ofqual Certificate

Awarding body


Qualification ID

601/ 3913/4


Fees Include

Issuing Course Certificate, Course Transcript, E-support, Shipping

Who will benefit from undertaking this course?

  • 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


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