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Pearson BTEC Award In Understanding The Principles And Practices Of Assessment Northern Ireland

BTEC - http://www.edexcel.com/quals/btec/Pages/default.aspx

Course General Information

  • Available Delivery Method:
  • Online/Distance or Work-Based/Classroom
  • Qualification Gained:
  • Pearson Edexcel BTEC Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
  • Guided learning hours:
  • 24 hours
  • Online/Distance Learning Fee:
  • £225
  • Work-Based/Classroom Learning Fee:
  • £255
  • Next Work-Based/Classroom Learning Date:
  • December 1st, 2017
* This course is available for workplace or classroom delivery on demand.

Course Notes

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for managers responsible for overseeing assessment, and not directly involved in assessing.

Practical Benefits:

You will gain assessing, training and quality assurance skills to enable you to assess your own learners fairly, using valid approaches and know what authentic and sufficient evidence is.

There is no requirement to undertake practice for this unit. However, Edexcel recommends that this unit be assessed in the workplace.

The unit will be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge and understanding.


Be aged 19 and above, have a good standard of literacy, numeracy and ICT.


24 guided learning hours


See above for costs, prices are subject to change and you should contact us prior to booking.

Locations and modes of delivery:

This Understanding the principles and practices of assessment Award Course is available through training classes, online or work based learning from our centre in Belfast Northern Ireland and open to everyone worldwide.

This excellent short course can be taken by distance and online learning or in your workplace, facilitated and delivered by an experienced tutor educated to CTLLS Professional level 4/A1 level.

Choose online and distance learning as the fastest, most flexible self-directed learning route or pace your learning through an agreed timetable with the tutor. You will need to meet a tutor face to face at some point in this programme.

Whatever learning plan you choose, we will support you all the way...

Course Description

This Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment is a single unit course, which does not have a practice element. By the end of the short programme, 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

TAQA stands for:


The TAQA Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance qualifications/units that replaced the A1 & A2 (D32,D33) units were launched in September 2010 and many awarding bodies are now offering options for different job roles.

These qualifications are assessed by a portfolio of evidences containing written assignments and/or coursework task responses, workplace observations, training plans, evidence of standardisation meetings, learner profiles & IV reports.

It is preferable trainers have access to their own learners, and even better if they are on NVQ programmes. This is not a mandatory requirement however, and HRD Services will work with individuals to come up with a solution to access to learners for assessment.

Contact us today for more information using the form on this website, alternatively call Martin, the Centre Manager direct on 07821074362.

Need More Info?

If you are unsure whether this course is for you or your team, contact HRD Services to request a free consultation or information pack.

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