Are you starting your journey as an assessor or seeking valuable insights into assessment practices? Our Level 3 Award in Understanding Principles and Practices of Assessment (L3 AUPPA) is your knowledge-based guide. This award is perfect for aspiring assessors or professionals in managerial, HR, or quality assurance roles.

Guided Learning Hours: 24 hours

Qualification Number: 600/3109/8 (RQF)

Credit Value: 3

Why Choose This Course?

The L3 AUPPA is designed for those eager to grasp assessment principles and practices, even if they’re not practicing assessors. It’s a knowledge focused award suitable for:

  • Those not currently in an assessor role or just beginning their journey in the further education and skills sector or private sector.
  • Individuals interested in understanding assessment or needing assessment knowledge for their roles.
  • Those seeking a concise qualification for better career choices.
  • Professionals not currently practicing, making it an ideal starting point for aspiring assessors or a qualification for managers, HR, or quality assurance personnel.
  • Those involved in assessments and quality assurance across various learning environments, including FE, Adult Continuing Learning, Employers, and the Third Sector.
  • Professionals engaged in quality assurance across all occupational sectors.
  • Individuals working in accredited or nonaccredited learning environments.
  • Those with prior Education & Training or Learning & Development units that can be carried forward into this qualification.
  • Individuals with introductory training qualifications.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the principles & requirements of assessment
  • Understand different types of assessment methods
  • Understand how to plan assessment
  • Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
  • Understand how to make assessment decisions
  • Understand own contribution to the quality assurance of assessment
  • Understand how to manage information relating to assessment of occupational competence
  • Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment

What You’ll Learn:

This course covers one unit:

  • Understanding Principles and Practices of Assessment

Assessment includes:

  • Written answers
  • Oral statements or answers between you and your tutor.
  • Professional discussions between you and your tutor.


Before signing up:

  1. English Proficiency: You should be able to read and write in English.
  2. Patience: Be prepared for an intensive course that requires dedication.
  3. Subject Knowledge: Familiarity with the subject you want to assess.
  4. Application Form: Complete the provided application form.

Identification: Provide photographic proof of your identity. You can choose one of the following:

  • Valid Passport with VISA (from any country).
  • A signed UK Photo Card Driving Licence.
  • A valid Warrant Card issued by HM Forces or Police.
  • Any other photographic ID card, such as Employee ID Card (from your current employer), Student ID Card, Travel card, etc.

These requirements should help you prepare for enrolment in the course.


Get Started Today!

Empower yourself with assessment knowledge. Enrol now and take the first step towards becoming an effective assessor or enhancing your professional skills.

Next Steps

  1. Click “Enrol Now” to register.
  2. Access our comprehensive learning materials.
  3. Study at your convenience.
  4. Receive support when needed from your tutor/assessor
  5. Excel in the art of assessment with our certification.

Course Compatibility/Progression

This qualification opens doors to a rewarding career as an assessor and can lead to further qualifications in assessment and quality assurance. Suggested progression:

Course Type

Online/distance learning.