New Year, New Career
Sometimes, you know it’s time for a change. When it comes to your career, you might be ready to take a new direction if any of the following applies:
- You feel a lack of passion, motivation, or commitment to your current role
- You feel undervalued or disrespected
- You haven’t taken a step up in a long time
- You’re bored or ready for a new challenge
- Your current role doesn’t fit in with the lifestyle you have or the lifestyle you want
- Your salary isn’t where you want it to be.
In fact, 1 in 3 of us considers making a career change at the start of a new year. After a Christmas recharge and with the motivation of New Year’s resolutions spurring us on, January can be the perfect opportunity to move into that new role.
Sound like you? Well, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’re going to offer some tips and advice on how to build a new career in the New Year.
The Role of an NVQ Assessor
If you’re reading this on the Brooks and Kirk site, then the likelihood is you have an interest in becoming an NVQ Assessor – a great decision, by the way!
An NVQ Assessor is somebody who uses the benefit of their years of experience in a vocational industry to assess newcomers to the field during their training and qualifications. To become an NVQ Assessor, you need a minimum of two years’ experience in your industry (or equivalent qualification) and to pass a CAVA qualification.
Becoming an NVQ Assessor in the New Year
You have your eyes on the CAVA course – the only course that leads to becoming a fully-qualified NVQ Assessor.
But how to make it happen? There are two routes to take:
- Talk to your current employer
If you’re currently working in a vocational role, then you may be able to take advantage of training schemes within your organisation to upskill. Employee funded training is common in many industries. If you find there are none advertised, then use your next employee review as an opportunity to bring it up. Many employers reward their high-performance employees by investing in further training and career development.
- Invest in your own training
Alternatively, you can make the decision to go it alone. Don’t worry! This isn’t as hard as it seems. You can even complete a CAVA course while continuing to work in your current role. Brooks and Kirk offer online CAVA courses – we’ll even provide students to assess. Once qualified, this will give you the ammunition you need to negotiate a new position or pay rise within your current organisation or arm your CV to win an NVQ Assessor role elsewhere.
When is the next enrolment date?
If you’ve studied before, you’re probably expecting to have to wait until the next enrolment date to get started. Perhaps you’ve got a September or January start date in mind.
The good news is, at Brooks and Kirk, there are no set enrolment dates to start a CAVA course. You can begin whenever you like. In fact, complete a course purchase before 4pm, and you’ll be enrolled on the same day.
If you want a new career in the New Year, you can start on January 1st. Or February, March, April… whenever works best for you. The great thing about training for CAVA with Brooks and Kirk is that timing will never be an issue.
How to get ready for a January start
- Read up on the CAVA Find out what it entails, the eligibility criteria that apply, and read up on all other aspects of the course.
- Decide when to enrol. If you want to start on January 1st, then you can enrol any time before or on the day. Start the process here.
I want to become an NVQ Assessor in 2022
Fantastic! Becoming an NVQ Assessor is the perfect way to apply the skills and knowledge of a career in a new way. Top up your salary by taking a step up or slow down by going freelance. Whatever your reason, and whatever your schedule for completion, Brooks and Kirk is here for you.
Got questions? Contact us today for free, no-obligation advice from an expert adviser. Bring on the New Year!
Steve is a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
He provides Educational Consultancy to the 19+ sector as well as being an Assessor, IQA, EPA and Digital Marketing Professional. When not doing any of these he finds time, every now and then, to write blogs and articles.