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NVQ Assessor Training

What? Who? Why? When? Where? How?

If you are considering becoming an NVQ Assessor, but you have a lot of questions to ask and you don’t really know where to start then you may find this post very useful.

What is the Assessor course?

All learners who complete the Assessor course with Brooks and Kirk will achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement. This Edexcel accredited qualification is a requirement if you are going to be assessing candidates. The Level 3 course consists of one knowledge based unit and two competency based units. The learner will need to assess two candidates to achieve the competency based units. It is ideal if the learner has access to the candidates, however in the majority of cases, we can also provide candidates if necessary. 

Who is it for? 

It can be for virtually anyone! It doesn’t matter if you’re unemployed or the manager of a care home, the Assessor course can be tailored to any individual needs. The only requirement is that you are qualified and/or experienced in the subject/sector that you are looking to assess in. If you are passionate in helping people to achieve their potential and want to use your invaluable experience to help them do this, then becoming an NVQ Assessor may well be for you.

 Why do people become Assessors?

There is a variety of reasons behind why people train to become assessors. Some are required by their employer to train to become an NVQ Assessor if they’re going to be assessing and/or training individuals, others just fancy a change and some do it to get a job. Becoming a freelance NVQ Assessor is something that appeals to a lot of people. It gives them the freedom to break out of that standard 9-5 routine and allows them to fit their work around their life, rather than their life around their work. With freelance assessing, you get out of it what you put in. So, the more candidates you take on, the greater your earnings. Full time NVQ Assessors can earn anywhere in the region of £19,000 to over £28,000. 

When can i start?

Now! We generally run the Assessors courses on a one to one basis, so there is no need to wait for specific course dates. We can arrange the visits for times and days most convenient for you. 

Where do I have to go?

If you are local then we can either come to you or you can come to us, the choice is yours. If you are a long distanced learner and have the candidates to work with, then dependent on significance of the distance, we may be able to travel down to do the observations. If you are long distanced and need Brooks and Kirk to provide you with the candidates to assess, then you will be required to travel to us. Your best bet would be to give us a call or send us an email to find out whether you would be required to travel or not. 

How much is the course?

We charge £750 for the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement. This can either be paid off in one, or there is the option to pay in installments, with no interest incurred. Alternatively you can fund this course through the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. If you wanted to pay the course off as a lump sum you would save £100 and if you were looking to fund your training via the 24+ loan you could also be eligible for £100 cashback!

 

So if you are looking to becoming an NVQ Assessor, then phone us today. There is no one more dedicated to helping you to succeed than Brooks and Kirk. And don’t just take our word for it! Here is what one of our candidates said who completed their Assessor course with us.

“Having completed NVQ levels two and three in health and social care I decided that I would like to become an assessor myself. I knew the training I had received with Brooks and Kirk for my awards was extremely good and as I had enjoyed a positive experience I approached them for my Assessor qualification. I was fortunate that Brooks and Kirk found two candidates for me, one online and one doing the paper award. I enjoyed the award immensely working with two marvelous candidates and working closely with the managers who made me most welcome and went out of her way to support me. As with any training undertaken outside of working I have had to be prepared to put in lots of extra hours to complete the award, however it has been worthwhile as I am now qualified and have just started working full-time as an assessor which I am enjoying.”

 

Brooks and Kirk would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the learners from our previous cohort on achieving their Level 3 Assessor Certificate. We wish you all the best for the future. 

Start your journey to becoming an Assessor today!

Brooks and Kirk have been training Assessors for years, and with a workforce made up of in-house trained Assessors, we understand better than anyone what an excellent learning experience means. Whether you already work in the teaching and training industry and just need the qualification, or if you have a significant amount of experience in your sector, and just want to give something back, the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement with Brooks and Kirk is the course for you.

We offer the Level 3 Certificate for a very generous £450. With this, there is the option to pay in installments so no worries if the fee will be too much to pay off all in one go. AND… don’t forget there is also the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. This can be used to cover the cost of the course, and then you only have to start paying the loan back once you are earning over £21,000 a year!

If you’re based in the Lincolnshire region and this appeals to you please don’t hesitate in contacting us now to find out more. Don’t worry if you aren’t local, we deliver courses across the Midlands and in the South and South East so again, please don’t hold back in getting in touch with us to find out more.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Assessor course in Derby

As a result of numerous enquiries, Brooks and Kirk are looking to run an Assessors course in Derby. We are unable to give any dates or a specific venue at this moment in time as we are still building up the numbers for the course. Once we have sufficient numbers to run the course we will be looking to do so as soon as possible.

Those looking to do the course can either pay, or (providing you are over 24) take out a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to help them cover the costs of the course. Learners who pay, can either pay the fee off as a lump sum, or they can pay it off in installments with no interest incurred.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone in the Derby region looking to gain the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement with the highly experienced Brooks and Kirk team. However as there are limited places for the course, we encourage anybody interested in completing the course to contact us as soon as possible!

 

Assessor and IV Training

Brooks and Kirk have over 20 years experience of successfully training people just like you to be NVQ Assessors and Internal Verifiers. We are considered by many to be THE premier trainer for NVQ Assessor and Internal Verifier qualifications.

Thinking of a career change?  Been made redundant?

Over the last 20 years we have helped literally hundreds of people change careers to become NVQ assessors and leave behind their unfulfilling jobs. There are currently more vacancies out there than there are Assessors to fill them so maybe the time is right for you to make that jump to a far more satisfying, secure future.

This is what one of our recent candidates wrote about their training with Brooks and Kirk

“Having completed NVQ levels two and three in health and social care I decided that I would like to become an assessor myself.I knew the training I had received with Brooks and Kirk for my awards was extremely good and as I had enjoyed a positive experience I approached them for my Assessor qualification.I was fortunate that Brooks and Kirk found two candidates for me, one online and one doing the paper award.I enjoyed the award immensely working with two marvelous candidates and working closely with the managers who made me most welcome and went out of her way to support me.As with any training undertaken outside of working I have had to be prepared to put in lots of extra hours to complete the award, however it has been worthwhile as I am now qualified and have just started working full-time as an assessor which I am enjoying.”



NVQ Assessor Training

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for assessors who need to be qualified to use all assessment methods. To achieve the qualification you need to complete 3 separate units

  • Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
  • Assess occupational competence in the work environment
  • Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

What progression opportunities are available to learners who achieve this qualification?

Candidates can progress onto a  Internal Verifier (IQA) Award.

For further information also take a look at;

NVQ Assessor FAQ’s

 

 

Internal Verifier Training

Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

The Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) qualification replace the V1 and V2 qualifications. It is part of the new suite of qualifications for internal quality assurers (IQA) which were previously referred to as Internal Verifiers (IV).

Who is this qualification for?

The Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) is ideal not only for those who are part of internal Quality Assurance process but also those who have wider quality assurance responsibilities , manage others, develop policies or manage External Quality Assurance (EQA) visits.

To achieve the qualification you need to complete 3 separate units

  • Understanding the Principles and Practices of  Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment
  • Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment
  • Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Own Area of Responsibility

What progression opportunities are available to learners who achieve this qualification?

On completion this qualification allows the holder to take on the the role of Lead Internal Quality Assurer for a training center or organisation.

NVQ Assessor FAQ’s

 

To help you understand the role of the NVQ Assessor we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions

Q. What do NVQ Assessors do?

NVQ assessors support and assess people working towards National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), making sure that they meet the occupational standards needed to achieve the NVQ.

As an assessor your typical roles mat be the following :

  • plan and deliver vocational training programmes and workshops
  • observe and assess candidates in their workplace
  • examine candidates’ portfolios of evidence
  • question candidates about how they would deal with non-standard situations
  • provide feedback and offer advice if the standards are not met
  • sign off the award when all the requirements have been met
  • keep records of candidates’ progress, according to the requirements of the NVQ awarding bodies
  • attend meetings with other assessors
  • work closely with training staff and candidates’ line managers.

Q. What hours will I work?

NVQ Assessors can work either full or part-time. Each job is different so it is impossible to say what hours are required. It is important however that you may need to be able to work evenings and weekends to fit in with your candidates’ shift patterns.

Q. What could I earn?

Full-time NVQ Assessors can earn from £19,000 to over £28,000 a year. As with any job the better at it you are the higher salary you can earn

Some assessors are freelance, paid per candidate or per hour. This is ideally suited if you just want to work on a part-time basis.


Q. What do I need to become an Assessor

There are three separate assessor qualifications but for future career opportunities there is really only on that is worth considering and that is the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.

It is made up of three elements (units) and covers all the skills you will need;

  1. Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
  2. Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment
  3. Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

It will also be an advantage if you have qualifications in your chosen area – especially vocational qualifications at Level 3 or above.

As you will need to complete assessments in order to gain the qualification and for this you will need access to at least two NVQ candidates to assess. The better NVQ Assessor trainers are able to do this for you. Please check before enrolling on a course as without these candidates you cannot pass the qualification.

Q. Apart from qualifications what other skills do I need?

It is important that NVQ Assessors are able to get on with a variety of different types of people. Below is our list of some of the key skills and assessor needs:

  • excellent communication skills, to explain the occupational standards and give feedback
  • the ability to motivate and encourage people
  • an interest in helping people develop
  • patience and tact
  • the ability to relate to people at all levels
  • accurate report writing and record keeping skills.

Q. Where will I work?

You could work as an assessor in all occupational areas where vocational qualifications exist – examples include construction, care, catering, engineering, retail and business.

You could be employed by a training provider or college, or as an in-house assessor for a large organisation whose staff complete vocational qualifications. Vacancies are advertised in the press and through recruitment agency websites.

 

Choosing a trainer for your Assessor training

With the web full of companies offering to train you as an assessor it can be hard to separate the good from the bad. On this page we will try and advice you what to look out for.

 

Step 1

Be realistic with your expectations.

There are companies out there who claim you will be earning £50,00 per year and you can be fast tracked in a few weeks. This is complete nonsense. You cannot train to be an assessor in a couple of weeks.

What they are in fact selling you is a short course that covers the theory. This is only part of what you need to qualify. You also need to take active candidates through part of their NVQ. Depending upon the candidates you are working with this could take several months.

After you qualify expect your salary to be in the £18,000 – £30,000 bracket.

 

Step 2

Look for an established training provider who has a good track record that you can check.

Many new providers have sprung up in the last three years and the quality of a lot of these is questionable. We have also noticed that many of these have also disappeared as fast as they arrived. Not good if one of them is your training provider and they have taken your money with them.

 

Step 3

Check that the training provider is accredited with a proper examination body. You should also check that they are accredited with at least one of the industry bodies.

Before enrolling on a course ask for their registration numbers and check with the appropriate body that they are. Also be aware that not all bodies people claim to be registered with are of equal value. For some you simply need to fill out a short form and pay your money.

 

Step 4

As mentioned earlier you will need two active candidate to work with in order to qualify. Check with your chosen training provider that they will supply these candidates for you and that there will be no cost to you. If they do not provide the candidates we would suggest you go back to step 2 and look again for a company that does.

There are plenty of good training providers out there but equally there are plenty of bad ones. Take your time to make your choice and choose wisely at the end of the day it is your money so don’t waste it.

NVQ Assessor Training

Brooks and Kirk have over 20 years experience of successfully training people just like you to be NVQ Assessors and Internal Verifiers. We are considered by many to be THE premier trainer for NVQ Assessor and Internal Verifier qualifications.

Thinking of a career change? Been made redundant?Over the last 20 years we have helped literally hundreds of people change careers to become NVQ assessors and leave behind their unfulfilling jobs.

There are currently more vacancies out there than there are assessors to fill them so maybe the time is right for you to make that jump to a far more satisfying, secure future.

This is what one of our recent candidates wrote about their training with Brooks and Kirk

“Having completed NVQ levels two and three in health and social care I decided that I would like to become an assessor myself.I knew the training I had received with Brooks and Kirk for my awards was extremely good and as I had enjoyed a positive experience I approached them for my Assessor qualification. 

I was fortunate that Brooks and Kirk found two candidates for me, one online and one doing the paper award.I enjoyed the award immensely working with two marvelous candidates and working closely with the managers who made me most welcome and went out of her way to support me.

As with any training undertaken outside of working I have had to be prepared to put in lots of extra hours to complete the award, however it has been worthwhile as I am now qualified and have just started working full-time as an assessor which I am enjoying.”



Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for assessors who need to be qualified to use all assessment methods. To achieve the award you need to complete 3 separate units

  • Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
  • Assess occupational competence in the work environment
  • Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

What progression opportunities are available to learners who achieve this qualification?

Candidates can progress onto a Level 4 Internal Verifier Award.