Personal Learning Account

Are you aged over 19 and earning under £26,000? Or, has your employment been negatively impacted by Covid-19? Then this course could be available for free through the Personal Learning Account.

How to apply: To apply through the Personal Learning Account, visit this information page.

Is this course right for me?

This set of qualifications are for people working in, or looking to enter roles in work-based or vocational assessment.

The qualifications will provide people who carry out assessment in their organisation with the opportunity to develop and improve their practice as well as achieving a professional qualification for the role.

Entry requirements:

These courses are available to anyone working in accredited learning and non-accredited learning (where people may assess performance but do not assess for a qualification).


  • induction sessions
  • a flexible individual assessment programme of your understanding and skills


You will be assessed by a range of:

  • theory-based exercises
  • practical evidence

Assessment methods include:

  • observation
  • witness testimony
  • interview and discussion
  • oral and written questions
  • assignments
  • projects
  • case studies


These qualifications can help you to progress your career as a:

  • Qualified Assessor
  • Trainer

Assessors can progress to the Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance courses