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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

Blended Learning Course

Online learning + one day in-person

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 + 1 Face-to-Face Session
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 well-structured and in-depth curriculum designed to enhance 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 comprehensive assessor training ensures that you are well-prepared to handle the diverse challenges that may arise during the assessment process.

By enrolling on our assessor training course, you gain access to experienced trainers 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 individuals seeking employment as assessors or looking to progress in their current roles.

NVQ Assessor Course Enrolment Options

Full Payment

SAVE £100
Most Popular Choice
Access to Learners Included
Unlimited Tutor Support
No Hidden Extra Costs
Flexible Dates
£660 One-Off Payment

One-off upfront cost of £660.

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
£59.17 Per Month

Based on a £50 registration deposit. £59.17 per month spread across 12 months. Total cost of the course is £760.

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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 duration, learners engage with the VLE, attend a study day, collaborate with fellow trainees, 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 individuals to become competent and confident assessors.

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 a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) provided by Brooks and Kirk, the training provider. The VLE offers a variety of educational resources, such as videos and learning materials, to support learners in their assignments. Additionally, learners have access to unlimited tutor support, ensuring they receive guidance and assistance throughout the unit.

Unit 2 – Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

Unit 2 concentrates on assessing learners in their actual work environments. To enhance practical understanding, a face-to-face study day is arranged at one of Brooks and Kirk’s offices located in London (Fulham), Manchester, Coventry, or Boston (Lincolnshire). During this study day, trainee assessors collaborate with up to four other learners and a tutor from Brooks and Kirk. This interactive session allows participants to apply their knowledge and receive expert guidance. Following the study day, written assignments related to the unit are completed on the VLE, similar to Unit 1.

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 face-to-face study day, where trainee assessors work together with their peers and tutor. The remaining assignments associated with Unit 3 are subsequently completed on the VLE, ensuring a blended learning approach that combines practical experience with theoretical understanding.

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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Access to Learners Available

In order to become a fully qualified NVQ 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.

How to Become an NVQ Assessor
How to Become an NVQ Assessor

Study Anywhere, Anytime

With Assessor Training from Brooks and Kirk, you can complete your NVQ assessor course from any where 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 NVQ 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.

How to Become an NVQ Assessor

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 in 2010 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