What Do You Need to Achieve the Assessor Course
We often get asked various questions about what someone would need to complete or achieve the CAVA qualification. We’ve created this guide to keep all your answers in one place. To help you achieve the assessor course and all the details you need. So let’s delve into all the things you will need. As it’s extremely important to know everything beforehand!
On the base level, there are two things you need, to become a successful trainee assessor. These are:
- Occupational Competence
- A suitable Assessor qualification
You can gain occupational competence through your experience in your job. You may also need a relevant qualification in your area. If you want to assess learners in a completely different industry, you need to secure a role in the industry to gain sufficient occupational competence. The CAVA Assessor course is the most comprehensive qualification. As it allows you to assess learners in both the learning environment and their place of work. So, if you’re looking to become an Assessor the CAVA qualification is the first step. But how do I achieve this you may ask? Let’s explain.
Achieving the Assessor course
As we mentioned previously, there are two things you need to become an Assessor. Occupational competence and the CAVA course. Are there certain things you need to achieve the CAVA course?
There are a few things you will need. Quite a lot of them are IT related. Some of these are quite obvious! The first thing is you’ll need a Wifi or internet connection. As a lot of the course is completed online. Which means you can access it from anywhere at any time. As long as you have a connection. You’ll also need a computer or laptop. We don’t recommend completing the course on your phone or a tablet. As they’re not always compatible and the screen size is not sufficient.
Alternatively, we recommend Google Chrome and Microsoft applications. Some Apple applications aren’t compatible with our own marking system. You can use the Apple product as long as your submissions are on a compatible file. Oftentimes, this is Microsoft Word or Google Docs, not pages.
You don’t have to fork out lots of money for a Microsoft office package as you can use an online version. If you work for a school or college you may have an education domain that you can use it. If not, if you have a Google email you can use Google Docs. There are also low-price or free software applications that are similar to Microsoft but are more accessible, but often look older. However, they work just as well.
How is it obtainable?
When you choose an assessor course with Brooks and Kirk you can complete it at your own pace and time. The course is also distance learning. Additionally, you’ll only need to come to one of our offices for a day. The rest is completed in our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Which can be accessed at any time and anywhere. There aren’t necessarily any entry requirements for the course. However, we do recommend that you hold occupational competence in your area. We also advise a minimum of 3 years of work experience and/or accredited qualifications in your sector.
We also get asked if you need to be in an Assessor role already. In short no! You don’t have to be in an assessor role already. You don’t even need to have one lined up.
Start your journey to becoming an Assessor anytime, any day! You can start today, tomorrow or even next year. And if we haven’t convinced you enough, you can always get in contact with our course advisor team who are always happy to help, on 01205 805 155.