New Year, New Career

New Year, New Career


Unsurprisingly, the turn of the new year is the most common time of year for career changes. If you fall into the ‘1 in 3’ category then you may be interested in training to become an NVQ assessor. 

Why do people choose to change careers to become NVQ assessors?

There are so many reasons for why people choose to change career and retrain as an assessor. In fact, there are so many that we did a post talking about the main reasons why people become assessors. So we won’t repeat ourselves. But what we will say, is that if you are looking for a more flexible career that involves working closely with other people and using your experience to help them to achieve their aspirations, then this is the career for you.

There is currently a huge demand for assessors due to the increasing focus on vocational training, which is why there are more and more people are changing careers to become NVQ assessors every day.  

If the world of assessing is new to you, then you will probably have a whole heap of questions. That is exactly the reason we made our NVQ Assessor FAQ page. Hopefully this should answer most, if not all of the questions you may have. Alternatively, you can either give us a call and we will be more than happy to talk you through what’s involved with becoming an assessor, or you can request a callback below by filling in your details below and we will give you a call within one working day. 

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End of the summer holiday. Start of a new career?

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We hope you all enjoyed your ‘summer’ bank holiday, even though it felt like the furthest thing from ‘summer’! Now that the summer holidays have all but drawn to a close, are you ready for the kids to go back to school and return to your standard daily routine? If not and you much prefer the idea of being able to spend more time with your children, not just during working weeks but in the holidays as well, then it may be worth looking into a career as an NVQ assessor. 

It’s likely that you are already aware of the role of an NVQ assessor if you are reading this article, but if you aren’t then hopefully our ‘What do assessors actually do?‘ section on our NVQ Assessor FAQ page should be very useful. 

One of the main reasons that thousands of people every year look at becoming NVQ assessors, is for the flexibility that this career choice offers. In recent years, more and more assessments are being carried out online. For freelance assessors, this means that they can work from anywhere at any time. So if you were to start a new career as a freelance assessor, you could say goodbye to your 8-6 or 9-5 daily routines. Instead, you could just turn on the computer and work when you want to work each day. 

So if you can feel the post-summer holiday blues kicking in, then why not get in touch to find out more about what becoming an assessor involves and whether it is something that you may be interested in? We are only a phone call or email away!

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

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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.

What to do now?


That could be the question that will be running through the minds of hundreds of people as a result of Sainsbury’s axing 500 jobs.What to do next

In an effort to make £500 million of savings over the next three years, Sainsbury’s announced that 500 members of staff from their support centers will lose their jobs. 

It can be tough to know where to go next after losing your job. But if you enjoy using your own experience and qualifications to help others succeed, then becoming an NVQ Assessor may be a career that could be ideal for you. 

Providing you are occupationally competent in a sector, then you can become an NVQ Assessor in that sector. If you’re facing redundancy or are out of work, a career as an assessor may be the next step. 

Our Course

Our 8 Week Assessor Course is designed to give anyone the opportunity to become an NVQ Assessor. Most colleges and training providers will require you to have access to candidates to assess. But, if you are losing your job then it’s likely that will make the course virtually impossible for you to complete. However, one of the benefits with training to become an Assessor with Brooks and Kirk is that we can actually provide you with access to the candidates to assess. 

Also, providing you are aged over 24, you could be eligible for funding. This can cover the cost of the course and not worry about the repayments until you’re earning over £21,000 pa.

If this sounds like something that may be of interest to you, then please get in touch with us either using the details on the ‘Contact Us‘ page, or by submitting your information below. 

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