The importance of LinkedIn to newly qualified assessors (revisited)

The importance of LinkedIn to newly qualified assessors (revisited)

We did a post about how important LinkedIn was for newly qualified assessors towards the end of last year and because we felt like it was such an important tool for assessors, we decided to revisit and update the post!

Becoming an Assessor LinkedIn


We have trained hundreds of assessors over the years and one of the most common questions we get asked regarding becoming an assessor is: ‘What are the job prospects like and do you help with gaining employment?’ Firstly, the demand for NVQ assessors is enormous. Secondly, whist we can point you in the right direction and give you as much advice and guidance as possible, it has got to be you that gets yourself the job you want at the end of the day. This post is all about one tool that can be used for both promoting yourself and having access to career opportunities. It’s called LinkedIn.

Most of you will probably have heard of LinkedIn before. If you haven’t, it is essentially a Facebook for professionals. LinkedIn is all about business opportunities and making new connections. For newly qualified assessors, the professional networking site is a perfect starting point. 

Hundreds of Colleges and Providers, including ourselves, frequently use LinkedIn for a variety of purposes. Whether it is to raise awareness of changes in the sector regarding qualifications being scrapped or funding rules, or even job opportunities and new courses. If you aren’t on LinkedIn then you could be missing out on an opportunity perfect for you.

There are thousands of groups on the world’s largest professional network. Joining groups that are relevant to you will give you the best chance of getting what you want out of LinkedIn. If you are reading this then you should find groups like: ‘NVQ and Apprenticeship Assessors looking for work’,  ‘The Assessor Verifier Group’  and our very own Assessor Training Jobs, News and Courses will all prove to be very useful for either seeking new career opportunities, networking or recruitment. 

It only takes five minutes to set up an account on there and to start to build your profile. So, if you are looking at training to become an assessor and you haven’t got a LinkedIn account, we would strongly suggest you set one up. The next step in your career could be waiting for you there!


Is this the assessor course for me?

On the last assessor course we delivered, we had Hairdressers, a P.E teacher, a Beautician and a Business Administrator. These were all on the same course together. 

D32, D33, A1, TAQA, A2, CAVA, AssessorYou might be thinking, ‘that’s nice, but why are you telling me that?!’ Well, the reason being, a lot of people don’t realise that the same assessor course applies to people who are looking to become an NVQ assessor, regardless of the sector they are working in.

The vast majority of people who are now completing their NVQ assessor course with us were unsure when they first contacted us as to whether or not this was the right course for them. After we reassured them the qualification to become an NVQ assessor is the same in any sector they were eager to get cracking on with the course. This is the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.


After explaining to several people in the last few days that this course is the right one for them, it got me thinking that there can’t be enough clear guidance out there for people who are looking to become NVQ assessors. Although, you have probably realised this already after sifting through all the misleading information that is out there!

But the moral of the story is the same with any occupation. If you’re looking to become an NVQ assessor, the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is the qualification you need.

If you would like to find out more about our assessor courses, or if you have a whole heap of other questions about assessor training, then please don’t hesitate in giving us a call! Feeling lazy? Then hit the callback request button on the right-hand side of the page. We will give you a call within 1 working day.

Do you want a new career that could make more time for you?

nvq assessor free time

Are you becoming increasingly frustrated with not having free time? Whether you have children and didn’t get to spend much time with them over the holidays. Or, if you had to turn down holidays with friends or family because you couldn’t get the time off work. A new flexible career as a freelance NVQ assessor could be ideal for you.

Brooks and Kirk receive calls on a daily basis from people who have either just discovered the role of an NVQ assessor or have been considering becoming an assessor for a long time, but just never took that last step. The flexibility of the job and the rewarding feeling of helping others is what appeals to people the most. 

If this is the first you have heard about a career as an NVQ assessor then you should find our ‘what does an NVQ Assessor do‘ page very useful. Assessors are in high demand across a whole heap of sectors. Anyone,  an experienced hairdresser, bricklayer or carer, can become an NVQ assessor. 

Call us

If you would like to find out if becoming an NVQ assessor could be ideal for you then you can just give us a call on 01205 355 464 and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

New A1 Assessor Qualification

Why are so many people choosing Brooks and Kirk for their Assessor Training?


> Two Qualifications, One Course

Brooks and Kirk are one of the few assessor training providers that can offer you the two highly regarded assessor and tutor training qualifications together as part of one course. On completion of our assessor course, you would achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (Formerly A1) and the Level 3 Award in Education and Training

> Funding

You can completely cover the cost of your course with a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. Alternatively, if you’re looking at self-funding the course, then you could save £100

> Experience

Brooks and Kirk have over 20 years experience in delivering assessor courses. We were delivering assessor training when it was the D32/33, we were delivering assessor qualifications when it was the A1 and we are still delivering courses now that it’s the CAVA. 

> Bespoke

Our highly recommended Assessor courses are ideal for anyone that is looking for a professionally delivered course with that friendly, personalised feel. We are a family grown provider that is focussed on delivering quality, not quantity. We deliver our assessor courses through blended learning. This means that the majority of the training is delivered online. How is this beneficial for you? Well, not only can you start as soon as you like, but the duration of the duration of the course is also down to you. 

Find out more about our unique assessor courses

It’s always better to speak to someone. If you would like to have a chat with us regarding our assessor courses then you can either give us a call on 01205 805 155, or request a callback and we will get in contact with you within one working day. 

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New feedback video!


Learner Feedback NVQ Assessor CourseYou can now hear first hand what our learners thought about their experience of training to become an NVQ Assessor with Brooks and Kirk!

If you were to go to our Learner Feedback page, you will find a new video of our learners telling us what they thought of their time on our NVQ Assessor Courses.  

We will be uploading feedback videos on a regular basis, so keep an eye on our Learner Feedback page to watch our latest feedback videos. 

The group just for you!


You may have read a post we did a few weeks back about the importance of LinkedIn to newly trained Assessors. Well following on from that, we decided to set up a group on LinkedIn specifically for people who have either recently completed their Assessor Training, or are looking to become an NVQ Assessor. If you’re reading this post, then it is highly likely this group will be ideal for you!

Assessor Training Jobs News and Courses

The Assessor Training Jobs, News and Courses group is designed to make the process of building a career as an Assessor as straight forward as possible. We will be bringing together a selection of current job vacancies from around England as well as upcoming courses and other news. 

There will also be discussions on the page open for anyone to join in and share their opinions. If you would like to start your own discussion or would like advice from somebody, then this group can also be a platform for you to use. 

It is an open group so that means that absolutely anybody can join. It’s also a very new group! So, after you have joined the group, if you know anyone that is interested in Assessor Training get them to join as well!

Make sure that you keep up to date with the latest job vacancies near you and up coming courses by joining the Assessor Training Jobs, News and Courses group today!