How to become a QCF assessor
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
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
You'll usually need:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course
You can do a level 4 assessor coach 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.
You can find out more about working as a training assessor from FE Advice.