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Regulated qualifications ID:601/3913/4

Level 3 Award in

Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Key Details

Distance Learning

Hybrid Learning


Gain the knowledge and skills to plan and carry through the assessment process in your industry with this Ofqual-regulated diploma.

Teamed with an understanding of the legal contexts surrounding assessment and of good practice requirements when conducting it, you will be able to confidently assess in a variety of settings. 

The Level 3 Award in Understanding Principles and Practices of Assessment is for those who wish to launch a career as an assessor or who wish to conduct assessment as part of their role in any field.

With an assessment certification, you will be in good standing to become employed in an assessment body. In other occupations, assessment experience can be used to expand your responsibilities within your workplace. Small business owners can use assessment skills to onboard new staff who are required to take practical qualifications as part of their training.


Course Information

Course Information

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the principles of assessment and the requirements of assessors.

  • Recite different types of assessment methods.

  • Know how to plan assessment.

  • Be able to involve learners during your assessment of them.

  • Feel confident in making assessment decisions.

  • Understand your own contribution to the quality assurance of assessment.

  • Know how to manage information relating to assessment of occupational competence.

  • Be knowledgeable in the legal and good practice requirements of assessing.


This course is made up of a single module of study.


  • Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment.


Submission of assignments will result in your achievement of Level 3 Award in Understanding Principles and Practices of Assessment. This consists of a series of written questions.


Distance Learning

For the self-guided, busy individual who wants full control over their learning. With this mode you will be given 24/7 access to the Learning Management System where you will find all course information and resources, Then you can study and submit assignments at your own pace. You will still have access to a tutor should you have any questions.


Hybrid Learning

With this mode of learning, you will receive all the benefits of Distance Learning plus up to twelve hours of one-to-one support with an expert tutor who will guide you through the course. The schedule is flexible and will be determined between yourself and our admission team in the UK upon enrolment.



Applicants must have good English reading and writing skills as well as knowledge of the subject they wish to assess.


Career Prospects

This qualification will provide anyone whose role includes assessing others with the knowledge to accurately evaluate learners’ progress.


Career paths include:


  • Staff member at an education awarding body or examining body

  • Assessor or examiner in any industry

  • Teacher

  • Trainer

  • Head or assessment or examination at a school

Career Prospects

Why Choose
Notting Hill College

We are an accredited British institution that aims to provide a quality learning experience and opportunities to grow.

Receive a diploma from an accredited British institution meaning your achievements will be recognised globally.

Choose a mode of study that best suits your needs and learning style.

Choose your own flexible learning schedule.

Keep up to date with the latest trends in assessment.

Save money with affordable payment plans.

Learn from expert teachers.

Access hours of additional resources to facilitate your learning process.

Access recordings of your live virtual sessions so you never miss a lesson.

Have a continuous authentication of your certificates with the Lifetime Verification Service.

Enjoy excellent support and communication services.

Join a network of thousands of global Notting Hill College graduates who have qualified from one of our courses.

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