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Hairdressing Assessor Course

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) is the assessor qualification you need if you wish to become an NVQ, On-Programme or End-Point Assessor in Hairdressing.
Upon completion of the CAVA assessor course, you will be a fully qualified assessor in your area of expertise.
You will also be qualified as an End-Point Assessor and be able to assess in apprenticeships during their EPA.

Key Features

Access to Learners

Available for your assessor training

Online Learning Course

Flexible online delivery method

No Hidden Fees

From registration to certification

100% Pass Rate

100% chance of success

Unlimited Tutor Support

Responsive and knowledgeable tutors

Course Duration

Up to 2 years to complete your course

Hairdressing Assessor Training

Hairdressing Assessor Course Description

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

Previously known as A1 assessor course and D32 assessor course
15 Credits
84 Guided Learning Hours
115 Hours Total Qualification Time
Online Study

What is the Hairdressing Assessor Course About?

The Level 3 CAVA assessor qualification is the ideal choice for those seeking to become fully qualified assessors in their area of expertise, including childcare. With this assessor qualification, you will have the necessary credentials to carry out assessments confidently and accurately, ensuring that learners meet the required standards set by industry regulations and standards bodies.

This course is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who wishes to become a fully qualified Childcare or Early Years Assessor. The CAVA qualification is, however, not an industry specific qualification; so if you have experience in Early Years, but also for example Business Administration, with the CAVA Assessor qualification you can assess both.

Over the years, the Assessor qualification has changed. It originally began as a qualification called the D32/33, and later on developed into the ‘A1‘. Since 2010, the most up to date and current Assessor qualification is the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement – better known as the CAVA.

How Does the Hairdressing Assessor Training Course Work?


Pay in full or instalments and obtain access to the Virtual Learning Environment


Receive unlimited tutor support whilst you work through your assessor training course 


Upon completion of your assessor course you will gain a fully regulated assessor qualification

What Will I Get From My Assessor Training?

Our assessor training course offers a flexible but structured curriculum designed to build your understanding of assessment principles, methods, and techniques. 

Throughout the course, you will explore various assessment strategies, learn how to adapt your approach to different learners, and develop your communication and observation skills. This assessor training course ensures that you are well-prepared to handle the role of an assessor.

By enrolling on Brooks and Kirk’s assessor training course, you gain access to experienced tutors who will guide you through the course material and provide valuable insights based on their extensive industry knowledge. They will support you in developing a deep understanding of assessment practices, ensuring that you can confidently apply your skills in real-world scenarios.

Invest in You

Investing in assessor training is an investment in your professional growth and career advancement. The Level 3 CAVA assessor qualification is nationally recognised and respected within the industry, making it a valuable asset for you if you are seeking employment as an assessor or looking to progress in your current role.

Assessor Course Enrolment Options

Full Payment

SAVE £100
Most Popular Choice
Access to Learners Included
Unlimited Tutor Support
No Hidden Extra Costs
Flexible Start Dates
£745 One-Off Payment

One-off upfront cost of £745.

Monthly Payment

Spread the Cost Over 12 Months
Easy Monthly Payments
Access to Learners Included
Unlimited Tutor Support
No Hidden Extra Costs
Flexible Start Dates
£66.25 Per Month*

*Based on a £50 registration deposit. £66.25 per month spread across 12 months. Total cost of the course is £845.

Trusted. Respected. Highly Recommended.

Learners are at the heart of our business. Join a cohort of over 2500+ people who have achieved the qualification of their dreams. Take a look at some of the brilliant reviews we have from our learners who completed our CAVA course. 

Hairdressing Assessor Case Studies

Find someone who was once in your shoes – here, we have some case studies with our learners who became an Assessor, Tutor or Quality Assurer with Brooks and Kirk who specialised in the Hair and Beauty industry.




Starting as an Apprentice herself, Katie worked her way up to Assistant Manager in a hair salon, and is now a Hairdressing Tutor based in London.




Marco used his time wisely during the lockdowns in the pandemic, and started looking at ways to upskill for when life returned to normality.


Beauty and Holistics

Beauty and Holistics

Maria used to be a healthcare assistant until 2010. She now works in the beauty industry, where she uses massage to help people with cancer.

Detailed Breakdown of the Hairdressing Assessor Course

The entire assessor training course typically takes around 5-6 months to complete, assuming a study commitment of a few hours per week. Throughout this time, you will submit assignments on our virtual learning environment, complete an assessments day with fellow trainee assessors, and receive ongoing support from tutors. 

The course structure aims to provide a well-rounded learning experience that balances theoretical knowledge with practical application, preparing you to become a competent and confident assessor.

CAVA Course Content

Unit 1 – Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

The first unit in the assessor training course focuses on developing a strong theoretical foundation. It covers the fundamental principles and practices of assessment, emphasising the role and responsibilities of an assessor. This unit is completed through Brooks and Kirk’s virtual learning environment.

 The VLE offers a variety of educational resources, such as videos and learning materials, to support you in your assignments. You will have access to unlimited tutor support, ensuring you receive guidance and assistance throughout the unit.

Unit 2 – Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

Unit 2 concentrates on assessing learners in their work environments. For this unit, you will need access to two actual learners to assess. This is something that Brooks and Kirk provide for you, included in the overall price of your assessor course. 

During an assessments day, you and up to four other trainees will be fully supported by a tutor from Brooks and Kirk assessing two real-life learners. This session allows you to apply your theory knowledge from Unit 1 and receive expert guidance. Following the assessments day, written assignments are completed on the VLE.

Unit 3 – Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

The final unit of the assessor training course focuses on assessing learners’ vocational skills, knowledge, and understanding within a learning environment. Similar to Unit 2, part of this unit is completed during the assessments day. The remaining assignments associated with Unit 3 are also completed on the VLE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our assessor course, or any of the other courses we offer here at Brooks and Kirk, please feel free to give our friendly team a call or send us an email. We’re open from 9am – 6.30pm Monday – Friday to answer your calls, and emails will be responded to within a maximum of one working day. There’s no obligations to sign up to the course, we’re more than happy to provide you with advice and guidance.

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Access to Learners Available

In order to become a fully qualified Hairdressing Assessor, you need access to two learners to assess throughout your assessor course. We can give access to these learners for you, to provide peace at mind and avoid hassle. Whilst the majority of your course is online, there is one face-to-face study day involved in the NVQ assessor course where you will need access to learners.

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Hairdressing Assessor Training

Study Anywhere, Anytime

With the Assessor Training delivered by Brooks and Kirk, you can complete your hairdressing assessor course from anywhere at any time. From the comfort of your own home in your dressing gown and slippers, to the staff room on your break. As long as you have a computer or laptop and access to the internet, you can access hours of learning material and resources on our online learning system, Moodle.

Unlimited Course Support

Throughout your hairdressing assessor course, you will receive unlimited course support from our expert tutors. Support can be given via phone calls, emails, and video chats, as often as you need. The NVQ assessor course has a 100% pass rate, as we will help you every step of the way until each assignment has reached its full pass mark. Rest assured, there’s no chance of failure with Brooks and Kirk.

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Why Choose Brooks and Kirk?

25 Years of being TAQA Training Specialists

Brooks and Kirk have been delivering training for over 25 years. Now, we are the specialists in everything related to TAQA. From the days of the D32 assessor course, to the A1 assessor course, and now the CAVA assessor course, not to mention everything else in the TAQA suite of qualifications. In that time, we have been rated 5* stars across Google, Facebook and Trustpilot and have worked with thousands of individuals to achieve their desired qualification. We have also had the privilege to work with many organisations throughout the UK, including a huge variety of NHS Trusts, Universities, the Met Police, IBM, Food Standards Agency, and hundreds more.

Hairdressing Assessor Training