Level 3 Learning and Skills Assessor (Sept 2024)

The broad purpose of this occupation is to assess candidates against agreed standards of competence using a range of assessment methods. The learning and skills assessor will plan, conduct assessment activities and record and report on assessment decisions to the learner and other relevant stakeholders. They will support the progression of the learner through feedback of assessment decisions, setting of ongoing realistic learning goals and referral to other professionals if required.

This occupation is found in the public, private and voluntary sectors in national and multinational organisations. The role of the learning and skills assessor can be found in all sectors where learning, training and development is required. For example, but not limited to, healthcare, military, manufacturing, production, business and professional, education, leisure, construction, creative, technology.  They will contribute to the quality cycle of the organisation and actively contribute to standardisation and moderation of assessment decisions. The learning and skills assessor will be committed to their own continual professional development to maintain occupational competency in their sector. They will typically work in an environment in their organisation where they are assessing competency. They will work in a variety of locations and environments including practical vocational settings where activity may be undertaken face to face or remotely.

Key FactsDuty AreasWhat could this qualification lead to?
  • Taught Blended Workshops
  • Named Assessor
  • Assessment of practice
  • Portfolio of evidence produced
  • Dedicated resources
  1. Plan and conduct inclusive assessment using a range of assessment methods and approaches working within organisational, legal, and ethical frameworks, including confidentiality and safeguarding.
  2. Use a range of communication methods to provide timely constructive feedback on assessment decisions to learners and where relevant, other stakeholders.
  3. Participate in standardisation, moderation and quality assurance of assessment decisions to contribute to the quality assurance of own and others assessment practice and the organisations quality cycle.
  4. Develop and maintain current and accurate records of assessment plans and tracking of assessment decisions, using agreed communication methods to share with relevant stakeholder, recognising confidentiality and privacy.
  5. Use assessment outcomes and data to support the ongoing setting of individual learning goals and progression toward timely achievement of intended outcomes.
  6.  Provide information, advice and guidance, working within own professional boundaries and recognising requirements for referral to other professional services where required.
  7. Recognise the role of holistic assessment in supporting the development of wider skills for the learner.
  8. Make sustainably informed decisions in approaches used to plan, conduct, record and evaluate assessment activities.
  9. Undertake and maintain records of continual professional development activities in their sector to maintain occupational competency, including sustainable practice and digital literacy.

This qualification allows candidates to progress into employment or to the following apprenticeship standards:

  • Level 4 Learning Skills Mentor.
  • Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher.


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