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How to Become an NVQ Assessor

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If you’re interested in becoming an assessor and want to assess vocational competence in your sector, then the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is the qualification you need. This course is designed to train NVQ, On-Programme or End-Point Assessors in any industry. You will be able to use this qualification to assess in any area you are deemed occupationally competent in.

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

Becoming an NVQ 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
How to Become an NVQ Assessor

“How do I become an NVQ Assessor?”

In order to become an Assessor, you need the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA). This NVQ Assessor qualification was previously known as the A1, and before that, the D32/33. The CAVA is the qualification you need if you wish to become an NVQ Assessor, On-Programme Assessor or End-Point Assessor (Apprenticeship Assessor) in your area of expertise.

You will also need to prove occupational competence in the area you want to assess in, in order to become an assessor in that industry. This can be proven with a number of years work experience, or accredited qualifications in that area. This is not an entry requirement for to enrol on the assessor qualification, but employers will require it from their assessors.

With Brooks and Kirk, you can enrol on the CAVA Assessor course today and start your journey to become an NVQ Assessor. It is not industry specific, so whether you’re in Hairdressing, Nursing, Dental Care, the Trades, or any sector whereby there are qualifications to be delivered, the CAVA assessor course is the one best for you.

How Does the 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

How to Become an NVQ Assessor

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
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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.

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Detailed Breakdown of the NVQ 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

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If you have any questions about our CAVA qualification or any of the other assessor 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 obligation to sign up for the course, we’re more than happy to provide you with advice and guidance.

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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.

How to Become an NVQ Assessor