Becoming an assessor is a relatively simple process. Or at least it should be…
Providing you are sufficiently experienced and qualified within a certain sector, you just need to complete an assessor qualification and then you are good to go. Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy as it sounds though. Trying to identify which assessor qualification is suitable for you, what the actual name for that qualification is and which assessor training provider to choose can prove to be quite tricky.
That is why we have grown to become the industry leader for assessor training over the past few years. Because we do something which is unheard of in this industry… we keep it simple. How did we do this? Well…
Which qualification is suitable?
Firstly, we addressed the problem of acronyms. In the further education industry, it seems like there is nothing we love more than a good acronym. We just can’t get enough of them! Which is all well and good if you know what those acronyms mean. ‘A1, TAQA, D32, D33, CAVA, ACWE’; if I knew nothing about training to become an assessor and saw that, I’d probably just give it up as a bad job. Luckily, we realised this was a big problem years ago and created a page on our assessor training site to simplify this whole issue. We gave this page quite a fitting name; CAVA, D Units, A1, TAQA? So, if you are getting all these acronyms wrapped around your neck, then put all that confusion to an end here.
There’s more than one current assessor qualification?!?
So, now you have cleared your mind of all those irrelevant acronyms, you are good to go. Or at least that was what you thought until you hear the news that there is actually a suite of current assessor qualifications. The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) is by far the most popular assessor qualification, as it equips you with all of the knowledge and skills you need to be qualified to assess in any learning environment (in or outside of a work environment). However, not everyone needs the CAVA. That is why we created a simple but effective Assessor Qualifications page, to help people to identify quickly and easy which course is ideal for them.
Choosing the training provider
You’re now happy that you have found the right qualification for you, happy days! Now, all that is left is for you to choose which training provider to go with. Did you think it was going to get any more simple now? Or course it isn’t! Different providers have different entry requirements, different prices, different durations etc. Anyone who has trained/is training with us will know there are quite a few things that make our assessor courses unique. If you aren’t aware of what makes us stand out from the rest, then you may want to have a read of our ‘Why Choose Us’ page. But there’s something that we offer which is really special and most people still don’t know about it! So if you are still reading, then here’s your reward. We are the first and still the only provider to offer an Assessor Course Free Trial. This free trial gives you restricted access to our online learning system. It provides you with the opportunity to work through two tasks on your assessor course which can be used as evidence on the full course. You will also get the opportunity to receive and act on feedback from one of our assessors just like you would do on the full course. Sound interesting? You can start your 10 Day Free Trial today!
See, working out how to become an assessor and who to choose as your assessor training provider really doesn’t need to be that complicated. In fact, as our good meerkat friend would say, it can even be ‘simples’.