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).


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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 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.

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

There will be a £50.00 charge for all theory paper and practical reassessments

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Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

You will study online via e-learning and work at your own pace. You will receive a hard-copy manual to support your e-learning.Tutor support available daily via email and phone. You will be designated a tutor who will support you throughout your course.

Course cost £180.00

0% payment plans available on request.

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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.


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Interested In the Understanding the Principles of Assessment Course?

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 “‘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

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