Assessors Level 3 Course

Assessors Award Level 3 VTCT (Previously A1 Assessors Award)

Affable Therapy Training Assessors course is ideal if you are looking to start assessing. Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (QCF) is a theoretical qualification intended for those who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of assessment without any requirement to practice as assessors.

The qualification is suited to vocational / practical courses.

Most teaching places require you to have a basic teaching plus assessor qualification in order to be able to teach NVQ or QCF courses.

Assessors Level 3
Assessors Level 3

What this course covers

Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment Award Level 3 VTCT

This course aims to to develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of assessment.

You will complete the Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment Award Level 3 VTCT course. The theory will be delivered via course book and guide. Learners are required to study each chapter and send in follow up questions to assigned tutor. Learner will be required to do written assignments and micro teach for a batch of minimum 5-6 learners.

Learners have one year from the date of enrolment to finish the qualification. However we know from experience that learners usually finish it in 3 to 6 months.

At Affable Therapy Training, we understand the need to conduct classes in small groups. We also understand that learners learn differently therefore course material is delivered in various ways, e.g. PowerPoint presentation, group work, detailed course manual with diagrams, other activities to keep learners engaged throughout the day. Our teachers are qualified and have years of experience in their chosen field. They bring their knowledge and passion to the class to inspire and encourage the learners. Lessons are carefully planned around learner needs making our courses very effective.


  • Guided learning with tutor support for home study
  • NVQ Student Handbook
  • Course book
  • Two observation (only for practical based vocation courses)
  • Learning environment that is friendly and safe

Assessors Level 3


The course is accredited with Vocational and Charitable Trust (VTCT) and is mapped on the national qualification framework.

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  • Learners need to have a good understanding of written and spoken English
  • To have access to computer and internet
  • Enthusiasm to learn and practice massage
  • Devote 10 hrs per week to home study studies while on the course
  • Need to have at least level 3 in their chosen specialism
  • Need to have been teaching so that practical observations can be carried out at place of work while the learner is assessing. (If you don’t have opportunities to assess, we may be able facilitate this with additional fees please enquire at the time of booking)

Assessors Level 3


The mandatory units are:

  • Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
  • written assignment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
  • Understand different types of assessment method
  • Understand how to plan assessment
  • Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
  • Understand how to make assessment decisions
  • Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
  • Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
  • Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment

If you are looking to progress to a practical assessors qualification you will need to do an additional module with this course. Please let us know at the time of enrolment.

Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable). This
qualification is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

This qualification is approved and supported by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), the sector-owned body for the learning and skills sector.

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This qualification provides a sound platform for learners wishing to progress to a practical
assessors qualification.

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (QCF) provides progression opportunities to the following VTCT qualifications:

  • Level 4 Internal Verifier Qualification

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Our Croydon venue has many parking facilities near by, closest being Nation Car Parks Plc situated in the Whitgift Centre or Central Shopping Centre Parking for other venues varies. Details are provided in your enrollment email regarding parking.

At Affable Therapy Training Limited, we do training in small groups of 6 or 8 students. The course structure is well thought out and delivered by experienced and enthusiastic tutors. We are confident that you will be able to learn the technique in one day. Our manuals are detailed and are excellent reference sources when you leave the class to remind you of the techniques. However, if you feel that you need to repeat the course for any reason, you can do so at no extra cost subject to availability.

First of all congratulations! You can attend some courses such as waxing, facial, manicure, pedicure, eyelash extension, threading etc., which are not intensively based on massage. For other courses which are more for full body or are heavily massage based, we would request you to either get a permission from your midwife / GP or bring a model to work on. This is because in UK the legislation is very clear only qualified medical professionals can work on a pregnant client. For another learner to work on you during the course, they need permission from your qualified medical professional e.g. midwife or GP. Also we will need to assign a qualified pregnancy massage specialist tutor to the course that you will be joining so let us know at the time of enrolment. We recommend that you wait for the first trimester to be over before deciding to do any training course

Yes. Upon successful completion of any of our accreditation courses you can obtain public liability insurance and offer your services the public for a fee. We are passionate about you starting to make a return on the investment you have made in yourself by choosing to train with us and will help you with business advice. Please note introductory courses are for use on friends and family and come with a certificate of attendance only.

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