Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment – Learning & Development Associates

These qualifications are aimed at assessors in a variety of contexts, those assessing in the workplace and those assessing in alternative environments such as workshops, classrooms and other training environments.

Each qualification includes a unit that covers all the essential knowledge and understanding that assessors need, plus one or more units that describe competent practice. This offers flexibility and a greater potential to meet the needs of assessors working in different environments.


  • To assess the candidate assessor’s knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices that underpin assessment.
  • To assess the candidate assessor’s performance in assessing occupational competence in an individual’s work environment (Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment).
  • To assess the candidate assessor’s performance in assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace – for example workshops, classrooms or other training environments (Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement)

This qualification is appropriate for candidates who assess occupational competence in an individual’s workplace.


Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge and/or skills described in the units. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification. Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Upon successful completion of their qualification, learners are able to progress to further learning within the suite of Water Level 5 Qualifications – i.e. completing an Award or Certificate and topping up to Foundation Degree and on to Honours Degree.

Learners may also wish to further their ongoing personal and professional development by accessing other qualifications.

Role Suitability

This course is suitable for the following roles within the Water and Environmental Industries.