Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (Active IQ)

This qualification is for people who want to pursue a career in assessing vocationally related qualifications within the active leisure sector

Course overview

This is a blended learning course, which means you will have days with your tutor and peers, there is also an element of home study, preparation and revision along with tutor and centre support. Practice and session planning is required to be carried out in your own time in between the training days and leading up to assessment. 

Designed for those assessing Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs) or similar, this qualification is for individuals who would like to pursue a career in assessing vocationally related qualifications within the active leisure sector.

It is suitable for programme managers, studio coordinators, experienced fitness instructors and anyone who would like to help raise the standards in the fitness industry.


This course is delivered online via Zoom in real time with your tutor.

Zoom login details will be sent in an email with your pre course letter approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the course start date.

Entry requirements

  • Candidates will need to have industry experience and hold a nationally recognised qualification in the subject area that they wish to assess and be aged 18 or over
  • You must have a Level 2 qualification in Fitness Instructing, Level 3 qualification in Yoga or Pilates (or equivalent)

What you will learn

  • Unit 1: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
  • Unit 2: Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  • How to plan, prepare and conduct an assessment
  • Complete assessment paperwork
  • The stages of the assessment process
  • Assessment skills, strategies and methods
  • How to make valid, reliable assessment decisions and meet national requirements
  • The quality assurance procedures and practices


  • Worksheet
  • Observation of candidates assessment
  • Carry out a live assessment and make the assessment decision
  • Carry out other assessments using other assessment methods such as marking worksheets, case studies, recognising prior learning, Professional discussion etc

What to do now

  • Complete an online application form, making your deposit or full payment
  • You will attend your training days and returning for assessment

What you will achieve

  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
  • CPD Points and Certificate


£ 375

You can choose to pay the full price upfront, or a deposit followed by the balance before the course starts.

The price includes

  • Registration with the awarding body, Certificate, Course manual and Learner Assessment Portfolio, Initial assessment, training days with tutor as stated.
  • Support from the centre and tutor on course and via email, WhatsApp group and / or Zoom from the start right through to assessment and beyond.
  • A login to our website to access all course materials including handouts, PowerPoints and any additional resources to accommodate your learning.

Upcoming dates

  • 14th February 2022
  • 19th September 2022

Reductions for 6 learners, further reductions for more than 6 learners, we can come to you if you prefer (contact us for prices)

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Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (Active IQ)