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The VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is an OFQUAL regulated practical-based qualification designed for those who assess both academic, practical and clinical skill competence. The MAP-IQ route to qualification has been purposely designed to support practitioners who assess learners in non-surgical cosmetic (NSC) practice.

Regardless of geographical location, the qualification is inclusive to all as learning and assessment are conducted completely online, meaning there is no need to leave your home or place of work to achieve the qualification. 

RPEL Route to Qualification

RPEL learners who can evidence comparable qualifications, and or previous learning and experience in assessment can undertake the RPEL route to qualification. Following registration RPEL learners can choose to complete the knowledge-based assignment or undertake a mapping exercise with a MAP-IQ assessor to meet the knowledge-based learning outcomes for Unit 1. The mapping exercise will consist of an online professional discussion to assess whether the learners previous qualifications, learning and or experience meet the knowledge-based learning outcomes for Unit 1. Following successful completion, learners will be able to claim exemption from undertaking the written assignment for Unit 1 and proceed directly to the practical skills assessment.

Learners can progress through the learning material and or assessment stages at their own pace. Depending on learner commitment and motivation the qualification can be completed in weeks or up to 12 months

MAP-IQ aims to support regulated practitioners’ who wish to progress to a role in regulated assessment through the achievement of a recognised qualification.

The qualification is awarded by VTCT with the aim to develop the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to conduct valid, authentic, reliable and sufficient assessments for learners studying in non-surgical cosmetic practice.

There are three units that make up the VTCT Level 3 certificate in assessing vocational achievement, however MAP-IQ route to qualification consists of an additional unit to support assessment in non-surgical cosmetic practice.

  • Unit 1: Understanding the principles and practice of assessment – 3 CREDITS
  • Unit 2: Assess occupational competence in the work environment- 6 CREDITS
  • Unit 3: Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding – 6 CREDITS
  • Unit 4: Conduct assessment in non-surgical cosmetic practice

QUALIFICATION TITLE: The VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement





TOTAL CREDITS: 15 credits at level 3


Regulated medical, health or allied healthcare practitioner.

Hold a non-surgical cosmetic qualification comparable to that they are assessing. 

There are three assessments for this qualification:

1. Undertake a written assignment to evidence knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of assessment (Unit 1) or attend a Mapping Exercise to evidence competency through previous learning and experience. 

2. Conduct two assessments of a learners’ academic work.  ie assess a learners written assignment, short answer questions and or literature review skills (two different learners).

3. Conduct two assessments of a learner’s clinical skill in the clinical environment. ie the administration of botulinum toxin and the administration of soft tissue fillers for cosmetic purposes (two different learners). One practical assessment will be observed and competency assessed by a MAP-IQ assessor. Assessments will be quality assured by a MAP-IQ internal quality assurer (IQA) and externally quality assured (EQA) by VTCT.                                                                                                                     

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement  – £695.00 (Inc) 

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