The qualification will be assessed by a combination of assignments, a portfolio of teaching evidence and observation of teaching or training. Simulation of teaching (micro-teaching) is not permitted for this qualification. Suggested assessment activities are provided in the form of example assignments in an assessment pack, available on the City & Guilds website ( www.cityandguilds.com). The example assignments in the assessment pack are not compulsory, but are offered to centres in an attempt to ensure that learners meet all assessment criteria. The assessment pack is accompanied by an answer pack, containing model answers for the example assignments. At the start of the assessment pack there is a useful table showing which assessment criteria should be met in the portfolio of teaching evidence.

Candidates must build a portfolio of evidence which:

  • • enables each unit to be assessed independently
  • • enables centres to claim any completed individual units if a candidate withdraws from the programme before completing the whole qualification.
  • • evidences that candidates have taken part in a minimum of 100 hours of practice and eight hours of observed and assessed practice which meet the required standard of practice.
  • Conduct regular guidance meetings to support you with your future plans
  • Work with you to reflect on personal behaviour and the moral responsibility that we all have to support others and create a supportive and productive society

There are additional observed and assessed practice requirements for some optional units that belong to the Education and Training suite and the Learning and Development suite. These requirements are in addition to the observed and assessed practice requirements identified above for the mandatory units and are summarised in the separate guidance document