I'm a new assessor focusing on level 3, however I am in Scotland therefore it is an SVQ rather than a NVQ.
I find that if you cross reference the moving and handling unit (optional) with the health and safety unit (mandatory) there is alot of oppurtunity for cross referencing!
I'm guessing that our units are not going to correspond, for example
HSC 31 - Promote effective communication for and about individuals
HSC 32 - Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the working environment
HSC 33 - Reflect on and develop your practice
HSC 34 - Promote choice, well-being and the protection of all individuals.
I have been advised to get candidates to start on their optional units first! get to know your mandatory units.
How long have you been in the post?