Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (AVRA)

Course Overview

The Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (AVRA) is intended for those who assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in a classroom or other training environment rather than assessing competence in a work environment. It includes units such as understanding the principles and practices of assessment and assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding.

Vocational assessment planning

Suppose you are not assessing competence in the workplace. In that case, you will probably be assessing an academic or a vocational programme and might also be teaching or training your learners, for example, in a college or training organisation. This would enable you to get to know your learners well before you assess them. Conversely, someone else might teach the learners and you might just be responsible for evaluating them. Teaching, training and assessment can take place in many contexts, for example, a college, training organisation, prison, community hall or other appropriate location. If you are teaching, you will probably have a group of learners. Alternatively, you might be training individuals on a one-to-one basis.

The subject you assess will determine the assessment type and method to be used. For example, an academic programme could be assessed by an exam whereas a vocational programme could be assessed by observation and questions. You will need to check the syllabus or qualification handbook to see what assessment activities are provided for you, or what you may have to devise.

Benefits you will gain:

  • High-quality eLearning study materials and Templates.
  • Recommended textbooks (via Kindle): Principles and Practices of Assessment and Achieving your Assessment and Quality Assurance Units by Ann Gravells.
  • Step-by-step guidance.
  • 24/7 Access to the Virtual Learning Environment.
  • Recognised Accredited Qualification.
  • Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform.
  • Excellent support with open access to your Tutors, who will call you and explain exactly what you need to do to achieve this qualification.


This course is delivered online and you can access the course 24/7

Method of Assessment:

Unit 1 is entirely knowledge-based and is assessed by the completion of a workbook. This unit covers all of the underpinning theory behind the role and responsibilities of an assessor.

Method of Assessment:

Unit 3 requires you, the candidate assessor, to carry out 2 assessments on 2 learners each – totalling 4 assessments. However, for this unit, you will be assessing candidates’ knowledge and understanding of their role.

  • assessments of the learner in simulated environments
  • skills tests
  • oral and written questions
  • assignments
  • projects
  • case studies
  • recognising prior learning

You will also receive a guidance document for each unit; this acts as additional support and referral while working your way through.

Click here to download your free guidance document: Level 3 Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

Who is this Award in Assessing course for?

This course is for anyone looking to become a qualified assessor. You could be looking to work in:

  • Fitness
  • Hairdressing
  • Beauty
  • Railway
  • Construction
  • Teaching
  • Care
  • First aid
  • Health and safety

Course completion

On successful completion of this course, the learner will achieve a UK recognised, fully accredited qualification/certificate – Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement.

Check out our other assessing courses or get in touch to discuss your options.

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