Key Facts

Level 3
Subject Sector:
13.1 Teaching and Lecturing
Qualification No:
24 hours
Total qualification time:
30 hours
Age Range:

Qualification purpose

Prepare for employment

Qualification Grading Type


Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The aim and purpose of the qualifications is for those in an Assessor role to gain the necessary skills and understanding to undertake and fulfil duties and responsibilities to assess learning to the required industry standards.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the single Mandatory unit, totalling 3 credits.



    Learners must complete the single Mandatory unit, totalling 3 credits.

    Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    Unit No:
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment is for those who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of assessment without any requirement to practice as assessors.

    Progression & entry requirements

    The approved age range for these qualifications is: 19+. There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications. There are internal progression opportunities within the suite. Progression opportunities could be towards teaching, internal quality assurance and/or external quality assurance qualifications.

    Funding information

    There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim

    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms