QCF assessor

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NVQ assessor, training assessor

Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) assessors support and assess vocational qualifications, helping trainees meet standards.

Salary range: £18,000 £30,000

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How to become a QCF assessor

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
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College

You’ll need industry experience and a minimum of a level 3 qualification in the job area you plan to assess. You’ll also need an assessing qualification, for example:

  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment – for assessing in the workplace
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally-Related Achievement – for assessing outside the workplace
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement – for assessing in the workplace and outside the workplace

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course

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Apprenticeship

You can do a level 4 assessor higher apprenticeship.

You’ll usually need a level 3 assessor qualification to start, along with a qualification in the subject you want to assess. Employers will also be looking for relevant up-to-date experience.

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Further information

You can find out more about working as a training assessor from FE Advice.

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You’ll need:

  • knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • to enjoy working with other people
  • customer service skills
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to work well with others
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Restrictions and requirements

You’ll need to:

What you’ll do

Day-to-day tasks

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • planning and delivering vocational training programmes and workshops
  • observing and assessing candidates in their workplace
  • interviewing candidates and examining their portfolios of evidence
  • providing feedback and offering advice
  • signing off the award when all requirements are met
  • keeping records of candidates’ progress
  • attending meetings with other assessors
  • working closely with training staff and candidates’ managers

Working environment

You could work at a client’s business or in an office.

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Career path and progression

With relevant experience and qualifications you could progress to lead an assessor team, move into further education teaching or become a training manager.

You could also work as an internal or external verifier, checking the work of assessors and training centres.