skip to Main Content
Men with shovels working on rail lines

Assessor Training

Railways

If you work in the Railways sector and you’re interested in Assessor training, you’ve come to the right place… We specialise in delivering the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.  This is the recognised qualification for Assessors working in any occupation, in both the public and private sector.

Whether you’re an organisation or an individual looking to build up your skills, we have a no-nonsense approach and can help you get qualified quickly and with the minimum of fuss.  If qualification is a priority, it’s possible to achieve certification in just a few short weeks.

About ATDirect

ATDirect have over 10 years’ experience in Assessor training and have trained over 2000 Assessors (and IQAs) to date including many Assessors working in the Railway industry.

We are very flexible and can provide in-house training at short notice anywhere in the country.  We also offer regular scheduled courses in London, Birmingham and Manchester, and online courses for those who want bite-sized training that fits around home and work commitments.

Assessor Training - Edinburgh Trams
Edinburgh Trams
Avanti West Coast Assessor Training
Avanti West Coast
West Coast Railway Logo
Sunville Rail Logo
Northern Rail Logo
Cross Country Trains Logo
Arriva Trains Logo
Edinburgh Trams Logo
Colas Rail Logo
Progress Rail - A Caterpillar Company - Logo
Avanti West Coast Trains Logo

we’ve trained many Assessors working in railway companies around the UK

ABOUT THE COURSE

Abu Dhabi Assessor Training Course

IN-HOUSE COURSES

For companies & organisations with groups of trainees

A 1-day Assessor course is delivered for two or more trainees at a time and place of your choosing anywhere in the United Kingdom.

£545+VAT per head for a group of 4

£595+VAT per head for a group of 3

£645+VAT per head for a group of 2

In-house courses at a venue of your choice can be delivered in line with the current Covid-19 restrictions.

Smiling lady working online

ONLINE COURSES

For individuals or small groups looking for flexible/convenient training

Training is delivered online via email and integrated Skype sessions and is both flexible and convenient.  The training is driven by your own timetable and can be broken up into bite-sized sessions to fit around busy home and work commitments.

£595+VAT per head

ONLINE COURSES ARE RUNNING AS NORMAL DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK.

Trainer teaching small group

SCHEDULED COURSES

Open courses for anybody looking to get qualified

These are regular, 1-day Assessor courses in key locations around the UK, including London, Birmingham and Manchester. Training is in small groups and for people from any occupation.  Just pick a date and location and get in touch!

Upcoming dates:

London – 21 Sept 2021
Birmingham – 22 Sept 2021
Manchester – 23 Sept 2021

£595+VAT per head

We have resumed classroom-based courses from June 2021, in line with coronavirus guidelines.

WHAT OUR RAILWAYS CLIENTS SAY

"I attended the Level 4 IQA course in London.  The training had a good pace and all candidates were encouraged to set targets for completion. I also thought the course material was well laid out.  I would recommend the course to friends and colleagues."

Steven Fenn
Thales Group
Rating: 4

"The Level 3 Assessor course was arranged on my behalf and was excellent.  It was kept very informal and easy to understand with really good support throughout."

Andrew Booth
Progress Rail
Rating: 5

"My company engaged ATDirect to deliver the Level 3 Assessor Certificate, to myself and several management and supervisory level colleagues.  The course prep materials and all communication before the day and after were excellent.  I felt we were well briefed and prepared for the start of the course. Our trainer made the day an enjoyable and effective learning experience.  The portfolio was well organised and easy to work through, and…read more

Alan Stewart, Driver Team Manager
Northern Rail
Rating: 5

"The tutor had an excellent manner and was very approachable.  The course made me feel comfortable with the whole assessment process."

Chris Bligh
Cross Country Trains
Rating: 5

"Very relaxed and informative.  ATDirect are very professional and well-informed about various industries which helped overall."

Martyn Horne
Arriva Trains
Rating: 5
Men working on rail tracks

FAQs

Who is this course aimed at?

The Assessor course is aimed at people who assess others in either work and/or training environments.  It covers how to plan, prepare, conduct and gather evidence for assessment using a range of assessment methods.

What are the Course Entry Requirements?

There are no entry or qualification requirements for the Assessor course.  We do, however, recommend that the online training route is best-suited to people with some experience of assessment.

What is the structure of this qualification?

The Level 3 Assessor Certificate comprises 3 units of competence:

  1. Understand principles and practice
  2. Assess occupational competence in the work environment
  3. Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

All 3 units are mandatory.

What do I have to do to get qualified?

  • 1 day training course
  • 4 practical assessments – the first assessment takes place on the training course day.
  • Gather evidence for your Portfolio of Evidence (with our personal support as required).

How is the Course Assessed?

You are assessed on the basis of a Portfolio of Evidence.  You will be allocated an Assessor who will support you through the process of gathering evidence for your portfolio.

How Long Does it Take to Get Qualified?

If getting qualified is a priority for you, it is possible to be certificated 3 weeks after you’ve completed the 1 day training course.

Who Awards the Certificates?

Your certificate is awarded by NCFE, a nationally-recognised Awarding Body for the Assessor, IQA and Trainer qualifications.

What does the course cost include?

The cost includes all pre-course preparation and materials, training, Awarding Body (NCFE) registration fee, Centre admin fee, portfolio, personal on-going support & guidance through to qualification, and certification.

Are there other Assessor Qualifications?

There are 3 other Assessor qualifications:

  1.  A theory-only qualification
  2. A 2-unit award which covers assessing in a work environment only
  3. A 2-unit award which covers assessing in a training environment only

We recommend the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (the 3-unit qualification) because it covers all of the above and will equip you to assess in different environments and using a wide range of assessment methods.  However, if you wish to pursue one of the above, please contact us for further details.

For more about the Assessor Qualifications visit here

If you work in the railways sector, wherever you are based, our friendly team will be happy to discuss your requirements and answer any questions

Avanti Train on Track

HOW TO BOOK

To book, just give us a call, email us or complete the contact form below and we’ll be in touch shortly.

0800 246 5574

Back To Top