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Level 3 Assessors Award

What is the Assessors Award?

The Assessors Award is a qualification best suited for those that want to understand assessment in depth and become a qualified assessor.  Learners that want to do this qualification can be assessing competence or non-competence based learning, knowledge or skills. They will select the units and qualifications that meet the requirements of what they are assessing. 

The Awards  we offer

1. The Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment; this is a knowledge only award for those that want to have an understanding of assessment and are not yet assessing or those who are beginning their assessor journey.

2. The Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment; this is for those that are assessing  the demonstration of competence in a work environment using the following assessment methods: observation/examining work products/oral questioning and discussion/use of witnesses/learner statements/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

3. The Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement; this is for those who assess knowledge and/or skills in vocationally related subject areas using the following assessment methods: assessments in simulated environments/skills tests/oral and written questions/assignments/projects/case studies/RPL.

How will I be assessed?

All Awards are assessed through a portfolio.

Entry requirements:

To apply for Award 2 and 3 candidates must be assessing two learners to do the Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment and the Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement. 

Study level:


Course fees:

£250 per unit

Next intake:on demand contact us


Admissions policy

London School of Academics is committed to ensuring a fair process is operated when recruiting and selecting candidates for the qualifications we offer. To achieve a fair process, the college works in accordance to the UK Quality Code (Part B: Expectation B2). The following sets out the stages of the college admissions process.

Stage One: Initial Contact

All candidates interested in studying the programmes are required to call the office to indicate their interest in studying the programmes. Where they are interested in applying for the programme of study they will be required to answer questions relating to their chosen programme mainly their interest for doing the programme and applicable entry requirements.

Following a successful phone conversation, the admissions team will inform the candidate of the next available Open day where the candidate can visit the college. In the event that the candidate wants to formally apply for the programme of study they will be required to sit a meeting with a member of the admissions team and complete an enrolment form.  Candidates must bring in applicable evidence and a form of ID which can be either a passport or driving licence. Candidates that require special arrangements when they attend the Open day should inform the admissions team personnel before visiting the college.

Stage Two: Open Day

The second stage of the admissions process involves candidates attending an Open day where they can be given a tour of the college campus. They will be informed of the college mission, programme of study details including duration, unit break down, entry requirements, support available and environment. In addition, they will meet the teaching team, alumni and current learners where available. At the Open day as mentioned in Stage One, a candidate can choose to apply for the programme of study. This will involve a face to face meeting and the completion of an enrolment form. All documents presented and ID will be checked.

Stage Three: Review

Following application for the programme of study the admissions team will consider all candidates by reviewing all enrolment forms and the feedback from meetings with the admissions team. The selection of candidates for entry onto the course of study will be based on entry requirements as well as merit, ability and potential which is measured by academic achievements, commitment and attitude. This stage could take up to a maximum of three weeks depending on the volume of candidates making applications. Candidate applications are also considered in line with the Fitness to Practise Procedure under the Policies and Information tab of the college website.

Stage Four: Feedback

The fourth stage involves the admissions team communicating the outcome of the third stage to each candidate. Candidates will be informed of whether they have been accepted on a conditional or unconditional offer or refused entry onto the programme of study as unsuccessful. Candidates will receive the college`s decision through a phone call and email, where necessary a letter.

Accepted candidates

Where a candidate is accepted onto the programme of study they will be given an unconditional or conditional offer.

Unconditional offer: this results in the candidate being accepted without any conditions to fulfil. They will be booked to attend their Final Admissions Meeting and Fee completion. If information requested is not provided during the initial stages, then an opportunity is given to provide the information/evidence at the Final Admissions Meeting.

Conditional Offer: Candidates who are not successful, however are still potential are given a conditional offer, they will be advised on how to meet the criteria to be successful. 

Refused Candidates:

Unsuccessful candidates not meeting the criteria will be notified by the admissions team. Where a candidate is refused entry onto the programme of study they will be informed of the reasons for refusal and are entitled to make an application for entry for the next intake.

Stage Five: Final Admissions Meeting and Fees Completion

Candidates accepted onto the programme of study will be invited to a meeting with the admissions team to present any outstanding documentation and fee for the programme of study. Registration involves the payment of the fee of the programme in full (card payment of full amount) unless a payment plan has been agreed. Following registration, the college will keep the candidate updated with information regarding the start of the programme of study and induction day.

Candidates must note that in the event false documentation, information (including inaccurate information) are presented and/or there are concerns in relation to the Fitness to Practice Procedure the Director of the college reserves the right to retract the offer of entry onto the programme of study and where fees have been paid this would be non-refundable.

All documentation and data collected will be kept in accordance to the Data Protection Act 1998. The college must see originals and keep copies of the following:

  • Original certificates (these will be photo copied)
  • Passport (this will be photo copied)
  • Driving licence (this will be photo copied)

Appeal procedure

In the event a candidate is refused acceptance on the programme of study they can appeal the decision on the grounds that documentation was not properly considered, the meeting was appropriately conducted and circumstances have changed (including the meeting of entry requirements). The following details the procedure for an appeal.

1.      The candidate must within seven days from the decision communicated to them put in writing their intention to appeal a decision including the relevant grounds with any evidence to support and email it to the Director of the College at

2.      The Director will consider the appeal with the admissions team reviewing the grounds and evidence within seven working days.

3.      A written response will be provided to the candidate appealing through email. The Director of the College decision is final.

Complaint procedure

In the event a candidate wants to make a complaint about the admissions process they must in written communication (email) state the grounds of the complaint and the resolution sought. Complaints will only be considered if made within seven days from the cause of concern. The complaint must be emailed to the Director of the College at

Once the complaint has been received the College Director will investigate the grounds of the complaint within 10 working days and appropriate action will be taken to resolve the issue. A resolution to the complaint will be communicated to the candidate through email within 10 working days from when the complaint was received. The resolution decision reached by the Director of the College is final.

Induction process

To ensure the transition from candidate to learner all those registered on the programme of study must attend an induction day/meeting dependant on course of study. If a candidate fails to attend an induction day/meeting their registration will be cancelled and they will lose their place on the programme unless a valid reason is given with attendance of an alternative induction day/meeting.

On the induction day/meeting learners will be informed of policies, the college`s procedures, expectations from the college and what learners can expect from the college. Learners will meet the teaching team and their peers.


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