​CACHE Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (QCF)

 This qualification has now expired

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification covers the principles and practices of assessment.

Who is it suitable for?

It is aimed at learners new to assessment but who are thinking of working as assessors. It is also suitable for those who never intend to practice – for example managers – but would like to understand the essential principles and practices.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 19 years old. CACHE does not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

How many credits are required to complete it?
The Award requires 3 credits.


​How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

No, it is a knowledge only qualification.

How long does it take to complete?

You can usually complete it in 3 months or less.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Other Level 3 assessor qualifications.


Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

This qualification does not qualify you to work but does support you in preparing for
an assessor role.




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Available in:

Northern Ireland