[vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”1) I have received my course / login details. What do I do now?” el_id=”1490717463404-ac3160f1-ed4a”]Once you have access to your course materials, we would recommend that you first spend some time reading through them, like you would a book. This will help to give you an understanding of all the topics covered within your course and how it flows. If you want to have the assignments out beside you as you do this, you may find it helpful to go through and highlight, or make notes in the sections that will help you answer the assignment questions.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”2) How do I set out my work?” el_id=”1490717483243-92682918-9c23″]If you have a look in the study guide a copy is available for download in the ‘Resources’ section of your dashboard), this will explain how your work should be presented in terms of layout, font, margins etc.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”3) Do I need to answer all of the assignment questions?” el_id=”1490717483067-26433118-c2f2″]Yes, unless otherwise stated, you will need to answer all of the questions within each assignment. You should answer each question separately (i.e. not as 1 long essay covering all of the questions), with the question included in full, above each of your answers[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”4) What is the word limit?” el_id=”1490717481280-f49bbe0c-eacb”]Unless otherwise stated, there are no specific word limits for the assignment questions, but we would generally suggest that you aim for around a page per question.
For those assignments that do have a specified word count, we would suggest that you stay within 10% either side of the word count (i.e. on a 1000 word limit, you should have a minimum of 900 words and a maximum of 1100 words).[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”5) Can I answer the assignments in any order?” el_id=”1490864684631-7696485a-a388″]No, your answers will need to be submitted one at a time, in numerical order. If your assignments are not submitted in order, your tutor will automatically give you a ‘refer’ mark.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”6) What happens if I do not pass an assignment?” el_id=”1490864682717-da6c0e6f-230f”]Don’t panic. If you do not pass an assignment, you will be able to resubmit your work – it will not affect your final certificate. If you’re unsure how to improve your work, please contact your tutor – they will be able to point you in the right direction.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”7) Do I need to do any research, or will all the answers be in the course materials?” el_id=”1490864680845-2a813de1-524a”]Although you will find the answers to the assignment questions within the materials, your tutors will also want to see that you have carried out some wider reading and that you can apply what you have gained from this to your answers. Be careful here though. People often resort to copying and pasting large amounts from the internet or other sources. Your answers need to be your own – your tutor wants to see what YOU know, so it is important that any wider reading you quote is used to support your work and not purely form your answers.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”8) Is there any recommended reading for my course?” el_id=”1490865247763-b0211794-03d2″]There is no need to go out and purchase additional reading materials. Although wider reading is important, there are many free sources you can use (websites, books from your local library, relevant articles from your local newspaper etc.) Google Books can be particularly useful as you can read chapters from books online – if you are only looking for a quote to use within an assignment, this is very useful! For those of you with Kindles (or the Kindle App on your iPhone / iPad or Android device), there are many free or very cheap titles available on Amazon.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”9) When can I start submitting my work? Are there any deadlines?” el_id=”1490865246659-300b194d-6776″]You can start your assignments whenever you are ready. There are no specific deadlines for each one, so don’t worry if life gets in the way of your studies for a while – it happens. You have a period of 12 months (depending on your course) of tutor support time, so you can submit your work at any point within that period. We do however, suggest that you avoid trying to submit all of your work at the last minute, so that you have some time to allow for any resubmissions if necessary.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”10) I do not have Microsoft Office installed on my PC. What should I do?” el_id=”1490865245128-8b8af06d-6548″]If you do not have Office, there are free alternatives available. The one we would recommend is Open Office. For those of you using a Mac, we are unable to open files saved in .pages format, so please save your work in either .doc or .pdf format for submission to your tutor for marking.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”11) Can I do more than one course at a time?” el_id=”1490865486941-71ecea0f-4536″]Yes, you can enrol on as many as you want to at the same time or at different times with the courses running currently.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”12) What is an FQP Course?” el_id=”1490865489160-b7009fbb-540d”]Focus on Quality Provision programmes are unregulated but are designed to give Awarding Organisation recognition to your own bespoke courses. They understand that there are a wide range of subjects which fall outside of QCF provision, but are valuable as CPD programmes, or simply for personal interest. By accrediting such programmes, learners can feel a sense of achievement that their hard work is worthwhile and valued[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”13) Can I pay by instalments? ” el_id=”1490865587517-8225fc9d-f574″]
- There are three payment options:
- Full payment at the time of enrolling
- A £35 deposit at the time of enrolling, the remainder due one calendar month (if this date falls over a weekend or a bank holiday the balance will be taken on the preceding Friday)
- Three equal payments (of one third of the total course price), started on the day of enrolling, the remaining instalments will be due one and two calendar months later (if either of these date falls over a weekend or a bank holiday the balance will be taken on the preceding Friday).
[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”14) Do I need a computer to take the course?” el_id=”1490865584850-c9ff3524-91f1″]Yes, the course is delivered entirely online. So you will need access to email and the Internet to access the materials and support, submit assignments and do research.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”16) How do I send in my work?” el_id=”1490865586464-b4a20f66-fc8f”]You submit your assignments through the I Learn It Easy portal (access to which you receive FREE OF CHARGE) one at a time for marking. This enables your tutor to properly assess the standard and style of your work for each section, and give you feedback which will be used on your next assignment. It’s a collaborative process of continuous improvement. On obtaining feedback and comment you will either move on to the next assignment or review and rework the one you submitted.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”15) How do I contact my tutor?” el_id=”1490865759158-b4813a42-a69d”]Login to your portal, click on “My Courses”, then click on the course title relevant to your study. This will open the dashboard for that course. In the top right corner of the dashboard is a “submit your work” button, below that is a “contact tutor” button.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”17) How long do I have to complete my course?” el_id=”1490865757948-d9968844-2f72″]You have one year from enrolling to complete your course but don’t worry if you need more time you can extend your course, however there are fees attached to extending your course.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”18) What if I don’t like the course? Can I send it back?” el_id=”1490865756729-e059c177-20a4″]
- Yes, you have a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you are not happy with the course and feel it is not for you, you can cancel it within 14 days for a full refund in accordance with the terms and conditions on our web site. Once refunded, your online access will be withdrawn completely, so treat this decision carefully
[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”19) Log in problems” el_id=”1563191337844-d9e53eb1-d511″]If you are having problems logging in to your student portal account, please click on the ‘I forgot my password’ link.
You will then be prompted to enter the email address linked to your account and the answer to your security question.
After entering these details, you will then be able to set a new password.
Should you continue to have problems, please do not hesitate to contact us – please ensure you provide your full name and student number[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”20) Does the course include certification? ” el_id=”1490865755046-4686a729-7c8a”]All of our course prices include the certification fees. You are not required to make an additional payment for this.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”21) Is this course a qualification?” el_id=”1563191389232-7b9248f0-afac”]All of our qualifications include (RQF) in the title. If the course you are interested in doesn’t include this, it is one of our bespoke courses. This has been written by us and has been endorsed by Focus Awards (nationally and internationally recognised awarding body). Endorsed courses have to meet requirement for an awarding organisation to approve and certificate them. They go through rigorous checks prior to being endorsed.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)
[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_toggle title=”1) Can you provide me with learners to assess during the course?” el_id=”1563190951736-afd5a4dd-1f96″]Unfortunately, no. You will need access to a minimum of 2 learners that you can assess.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”2) Does the price include all units 1 2 3 to successfully complete this course? ” el_id=”1563191071017-e913ced3-bb19″]Yes, the course covers all 3 of the assessors units and also includes certification upon completion of the course.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”3) Who can observe me?” el_id=”1563191070364-0e4f9cca-4342″]The course is assessed through a series of written assignments and practical observation for units 2 and 3. Unit 1 is purely knowledge-based. For units 2 and 3, you will either need to have an observation report completed by the qualified assessors you know, or submit video recordings so that your course tutor can carry out the observation.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”4) Is this the old a1 equivalent course?” el_id=”1563191070190-915196d2-88f3″]The CAVA (Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)) is the newer version of this qualification.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”5) I have applied for a job that requires D30, D32 and/or A1. I currently hold Level 3 Award in AVRA. Is AVRA the equivalent to D30,D32 and A1?” el_id=”1563191069964-23dd9a7a-52e9″]A1 is equivalent to the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement; this is a very similar course however it has one additional unit.
D30 & D32 are both Internal Quality Assurance.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”6) How is this assessed?” el_id=”1563191069786-408bf6b5-9b0c”]The course is set over 3 units. Unit 1 is written assignments, Unit 2 is assessing in the work environment and unit 3 is assessing in the classroom. For unit 2 and 3 you will need to assess learners, this will need to be observed by an assessor.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”7) I am not based in the UK can I still complete this course?” el_id=”1563191069608-61d1a1a4-bd80″]You would be able to complete this course anywhere in the world. You will need access to a qualified assessor to observe you assessing however if you don’t you can submit video recordings of you assessing and your assessor with us will observe you this way.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”8) Can this course be done without having observations done, I don’t currently have anyone to observe if so do you provide placements?” el_id=”1563191069440-526a1f42-4d75″]If you don’t have anyone available to observe you, you can submitted video recordings to your assessor with us and they will observe you this way. Unfortunately, observation is a requirement for this course as it forms evidence of your competency to assess.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”1) Can I complete the course online without entering a classroom as long as I show evidence of a micro teach online?” el_id=”1563191001734-20599dfa-0e41″]The qualification requires you to complete 1 hour of teaching activities, of which at least 15 minutes is observed. You will need to submit a recording of your teaching session to your assessor for observation, or if you have access to a qualified teacher, they can carry out the observation and submit a report.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”2) Does the cost include all fees including a certificate? ” el_id=”1563191075817-cddfc85f-b008″]Yes, everything is included within the fee.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”3) Please can you tell me if this course can be completed in less than 12 months? What is the minimum time it can be completed in? ” el_id=”1563191076129-6fbf753b-b76e”]All learners are different, so it would depend on how quickly the work is completed however, It is possible to complete in around 3 to 4 month.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”4) Does this course include the exam?” el_id=”1563191076502-83629581-6808″]The course is portfolio based, no exams are required. There is however, a observed micro teach session required.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”5) Is there a practical element to this?” el_id=”1563191076829-caa9df14-cb32″]This course does require practical. The practical element is a micro teach session, this is 1 hour of you teaching.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”6) What is a micro teach? ” el_id=”1563216857513-55a9d338-6a50″]The micro teach is a short video that you will need to submit of you teaching. Once you have submitted this microteach, your assessor with us will observe the video and complete the necessary paper work. It provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate knowledge and skills.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”7) When the course is completed will it be accepted for a job as a nvq assessor?” el_id=”1563191077238-31a8fab3-9f55″]If you are looking to become an assessor the best course would be the level 3 certificate in assessing vocational achievement. Education and Training is a teaching qualification and is different to assessing.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”8) I am not based in the UK can I still complete the course? ” el_id=”1563191077635-f4b1ca5f-499b”]You can study this course anywhere in the world. You do need to submit a video of you teaching (micro teach )to your assessor with us.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”9) Is this course the same as the PTLLS course?” el_id=”1563191080562-45ac07d7-52d9″]The Level 3 Award in Education and Training has replaced the qualification known as PTLLS[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”10) For the teaching session, can I do it like an online training video without students present ? ” el_id=”1563191075650-98afb83e-9a71″]During the micro teach you will need students present.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”11) Will this course give me a nationally recognised qualification to enable me to go into teaching?” el_id=”1563191075471-0ef74459-ff65″]This is a recognised qualification and there is many progression routes for this.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”12) How is this qualification different or is this the same to another Awarding Organisations?” el_id=”1563191075228-dfa2387f-460e”]Education and training qualifications are similar if not the same with many awarding organisations. We offer units 1, 2 and 6 for this course.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices RQF