Optional units

Optional units

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All questions in the assignment briefs are cross-referenced to each unit's assessment criteria and are written in an easy to understand way. Exemplar answers are not included, however, examples are given within the questions to help assessors and learners to understand what is being asked. 

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Assignment briefs

See the list below for the assignment briefs which I have produced for the most popular optional units. If you choose wisely, the requirements of some optional units are naturally embedded within the mandatory units' content (therefore not a lot of additional teaching should be required). For example: Develop and prepare resources for learning and development; Develop learning and development programmes; Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area; Identify individual learning and development needs; Inclusive Practice; and Teaching in a specialist area.

Short numbers of questions in an assignment (such as 2 or 3) contain sub-questions which have been grouped according to themes. This is to enable an holistic and logical approach to assessment.


Assessment, IQA and EQA units 

These can be used as optional units. However, your centre must be approved to offer them. If you wish to purchase any of these units, please contact me and email proof of approval.


Delivering employability skills (OP1) £5.00

(level 4, 6 credits) 11 assessment criteria condensed into 5 questions 


Develop and prepare resources for learning and development (OP2) £5.00

(level 4, 6 credits, L & D* unit) 8 assessment criteria condensed into 5 questions 


Develop learning and development programmes (OP3) £5.00

(level 4, 6 credits, L & D* unit) 12 assessment criteria condensed into 3 questions 


Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area (OP4) £5.00

(level 5, 15 credits) 16 assessment criteria condensed into 3 questions 


Effective partnership working in the learning and teaching context (OP5) £5.00

(level 4, 15 credits) 22 assessment criteria condensed into 5 questions  


Equality and diversity (OP22) £5.00

(level 4, 6 credits) 14 assessment criteria condensed into 3 questions


Evaluating learning programmes (OP6) £5.00

(level 4, 3 credits) 15 assessment criteria condensed into 3 questions


Identify individual learning and development needs (OP12) £8.50

(level 3, 6 credits, L & D* unit) 8 assessment criteria condensed into 5 questions. Includes an observation checklist


Inclusive practice (OP7) £5.00

(level 4, 15 credits) 15 assessment criteria condensed into 3 questions 


Manage learning and development in groups (OP13) £8.50

(level 4, 6 credits, L & D* unit) 18 assessment criteria condensed into 2 questions. Includes an observation checklist


Preparing for the coaching role (OP8) £5.00

(level 4, 3 credits) 14 assessment criteria condensed into 10 questions 


Preparing for the mentoring role (OP9) £5.00

(level 4, 3 credits) 14 assessment criteria condensed into 10 questions 


Teaching in a specialist area (OP10) £5.00

(level 4, 15 credits) 14 assessment criteria condensed into 3 questions 


*L & D unit – these units are from the Learning and Development suite of qualifications but are accepted as optional units.

Resources are also available.

Assignments are subject to the same terms and conditions as the resources.

 

Information regarding the assignments

  • You should refer to the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the relevant qualifications to ensure all aspects have been covered prior to assessment.

  • The questions are a guide, and have been devised according to the relevance of each unit’s assessment criteria (and cross-referenced to them), rather than following them in order.

  • If you wish, you can change and adapt the questions as all assignments are supplied as electronic Word documents.

  • You are responsible for ensuring the units and credit values meet the rules of combination (where applicable).

  • Exemplar answers are available for some of the theory units as a guide to aid marking and standardisation. They must not to be given to learners under any circumstances and are only sold on this basis.

  • Academic writing and referencing is a requirement at level 4 and above.

  • You may need to agree the use of the assignments with your awarding organisation (AO) before use. They might stipulate a word count for each response, none of which are provided for these assignments as AOs differ regarding their guidance. You could decide on your own word counts if none are provided.

  • If learners are able to meet the requirements of any of the assessment criteria from other units, they should be able to cross-reference these rather than duplicate their responses. Holistic assessment is good practice.

  • Copyright remains with Ann Gravells, however, you are free to adapt and use the assignments as much as you wish within your own organisation.