What? Who? Why? When? Where? How?
If you are considering becoming an NVQ Assessor, but you have a lot of questions to ask and you don’t really know where to start then you may find this post very useful.
What is the Assessor course?
All learners who complete the Assessor course with Brooks and Kirk will achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement. This Edexcel accredited qualification is a requirement if you are going to be assessing candidates. The Level 3 course consists of one knowledge based unit and two competency based units. The learner will need to assess two candidates to achieve the competency based units. It is ideal if the learner has access to the candidates, however in the majority of cases, we can also provide candidates if necessary.
Who is it for?
It can be for virtually anyone! It doesn’t matter if you’re unemployed or the manager of a care home, the Assessor course can be tailored to any individual needs. The only requirement is that you are qualified and/or experienced in the subject/sector that you are looking to assess in. If you are passionate in helping people to achieve their potential and want to use your invaluable experience to help them do this, then becoming an NVQ Assessor may well be for you.
Why do people become Assessors?
There is a variety of reasons behind why people train to become assessors. Some are required by their employer to train to become an NVQ Assessor if they’re going to be assessing and/or training individuals, others just fancy a change and some do it to get a job. Becoming a freelance NVQ Assessor is something that appeals to a lot of people. It gives them the freedom to break out of that standard 9-5 routine and allows them to fit their work around their life, rather than their life around their work. With freelance assessing, you get out of it what you put in. So, the more candidates you take on, the greater your earnings. Full time NVQ Assessors can earn anywhere in the region of £19,000 to over £28,000.
When can i start?
Now! We generally run the Assessors courses on a one to one basis, so there is no need to wait for specific course dates. We can arrange the visits for times and days most convenient for you.
Where do I have to go?
If you are local then we can either come to you or you can come to us, the choice is yours. If you are a long distanced learner and have the candidates to work with, then dependent on significance of the distance, we may be able to travel down to do the observations. If you are long distanced and need Brooks and Kirk to provide you with the candidates to assess, then you will be required to travel to us. Your best bet would be to give us a call or send us an email to find out whether you would be required to travel or not.
How much is the course?
We charge £750 for the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement. This can either be paid off in one, or there is the option to pay in installments, with no interest incurred. Alternatively you can fund this course through the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. If you wanted to pay the course off as a lump sum you would save £100 and if you were looking to fund your training via the 24+ loan you could also be eligible for £100 cashback!
So if you are looking to becoming an NVQ Assessor, then phone us today. There is no one more dedicated to helping you to succeed than Brooks and Kirk. And don’t just take our word for it! Here is what one of our candidates said who completed their Assessor course with us.
|“Having completed NVQ levels two and three in health and social care I decided that I would like to become an assessor myself. I knew the training I had received with Brooks and Kirk for my awards was extremely good and as I had enjoyed a positive experience I approached them for my Assessor qualification. I was fortunate that Brooks and Kirk found two candidates for me, one online and one doing the paper award. I enjoyed the award immensely working with two marvelous candidates and working closely with the managers who made me most welcome and went out of her way to support me. As with any training undertaken outside of working I have had to be prepared to put in lots of extra hours to complete the award, however it has been worthwhile as I am now qualified and have just started working full-time as an assessor which I am enjoying.”|
Brooks and Kirk would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the learners from our previous cohort on achieving their Level 3 Assessor Certificate. We wish you all the best for the future.