Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment



What Qualifications do I get?

With this course you gain the following qualification:

  • Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment



The Benefits

This qualification is the first stage in Assessing qualifications in your chosen field of expertise. On certification you gain 16 Continual Development Points (CPD) with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).


What is your Specialism?
Share your Knowledge

Want to qualify as an assessor achieve your first unit?


Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

This qualification comprises of 1 mandatory unit which is accessed via distance learning.

Unit 1 – Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Successful achievement of the whole unit must be achieved for the full qualification.

Are there any Prerequisites?

This qualification is for adults (aged 19+) who wish to widen their career pathway and skill set within their chosen sector through assessing. You must have occupational and technical competence in the areas that you wish to assess.

How do I book?

Stage 1. You can either complete the contact form by clicking here  ,or you can scroll down the page and click on the book course which will open up a new page. Once we have received your contact information we will email the enrolment documents to complete.

You can also telephone and we will start the process by emailing you the documents.

Stage 2. Once we have received all documents and payment you will receive the resources for the course. This will take approximately a week to process. If you would like to use our interest free payment plan please ask as details will then be emailed to you.

Stage 3. You can start learning once you have received all resources. You will  be guided how to start and what is required. You will be provided with your tutor contact details.

Stage 4. You will be emailed the course schedule which will give you the venue address and requirements.

We are happy to answer any questions you have so please do ask smile

Blended Learning  

Once enrolled you will receive the learning resources to complete the course. You will be supported by your tutor during your learning journey. You can study at your own pace in your own time. 

You can enrol onto the course at anytime. 

Contact us with any questions or just for a chat.

Learning Course Stages

Stage 1 –Once you have enrolled onto the course you will be provided with your learning resources. This process can take up to 5 working days to process.

Stage 2 –You will be provided with your tutor details who will contact you.

Stage 3 –You can start working once you receive your learning resources,

Stage 4- You will submit all work for marking.

Stage 6 – Once all units have passed and your work has been through our quality assurance process your certificate will be requested from the awarding body. Once we receive your certificate we will post to you.

We look forward to supporting you through your learning.

How will I be assessed?

To achieve the qualification you must complete and pass the following:

  • Worksheet

The worksheet can be submitted via email or by post.


Blended Learning Cost


Price £180.00 

0% payment plans available on request.

Please read all terms and conditions


Is there a charge for re taking a part of my assessment?

There will be a £50.00 charge for all practical reassessments. Theory papers are free.

Please read all terms and conditions

Awarding body / REPs CPD

SMART Qualifications is an approved training provider for YMCA Awards and Active IQ. On achieving the assessment process and the quality assurance process is completed your nationally recognised certificate will be processed. On certification you can gain 16 Continual Development Points (CPD)




Assessor 1 Unit of Knowledge

This course is for all who are 19+ and are wishing to pursue a career as an assessor in their chosen field of expertise. This unit is a written worksheet which covers all the  theory on the assessment process, principles and practice.


Once qualified this qualification will allow you to move onto the Active IQ Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (VRQs) or Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (NVQs) or both.

0% Payment plans available

Spread the cost with 0% financing. Credit subject to application and status.

Interested In the Understanding the Principles of Assessment Course?

Call us for a chat 0800 0433 600

 “‘I would like to thank Suzanna and the team at Smart Qualifications for supporting me throughout my training to complete two level 3 qualifications. The teaching resources made my learning experience enjoyable as the content was engaging and when submitting assessments I was given constructive feedback shortly afterwards. When looking to gain future qualifications, SQ’s will be my first choice. 

Daniel – Lancashire

“I did my Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment with Smart Qualifications and was very pleased with the support I gained with the online learning.  The learning syllabus was clear and easy to follow and I gained a great depth of knowledge giving me the confidence to go out and work as an assessor soon as I was qualified.”

Alexi – London

To Book

or find out the course price….

Or if you need any help call us now 0800 043 3600

Course Enquiry