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?

If you want to become an assessor, then this is the right qualification for you.

The course is made up of two units, one theory and one practical. For the practical unit, you will need to have access to 2 learners. Your learners should be in a college or workshop environment (not the workplace).

Entry requirements:

  • No formal entry requirements

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


  • 16 hours tuition and induction.
  • Self-directed study and assessor guidance.
  • Assignments to complete 8 learning outcomes and a professional discussion to follow.
  • For the practical unit, you will be observed in the work environment assessing two learners on a recognised qualification.
  • Regular monthly contact with assessor throughout the process.


  • Assessment and e-portfolio based


You could progress onto the Quality Assurance programmes.