What Assessor Qualification Do I Need To Become An Assessor?
The role of an assessor is to assess a learner’s abilities, to enable them to gain their qualifications. Therefore, you should not only hold an assessor qualificatiom, but you should be competent within the sector you are assessing in.
What assessor qualification do I need?
You will need the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement. This is also called ‘CAVA’ for short.
The CAVA assessor qualification used to be called the:
and is often confused with the:
The CAVA assessor qualification allows you to assess learners both in the classroom and in their workplace. It is the most highly regarded assessor qualification and the one most looked for by employers.
I say most highly regarded because there are actually 3 other assessor qualifications.
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (AVRA)
- Qualifies you to assess in learning environments, such as colleges, and workshops.
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (ACWE)
- Qualifies you to assess in the workplace.
- Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (UPPA)
- A knowledge-based assessor qualification that does not qualify you to practice as an assessor.
Nonetheless, the one you need to know about is CAVA. The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) is the only up-to-date assessor qualification that fully qualifies you to assess. With this assessor qualification, you can become an assessor in the work environment and in the learning environment. It is most sought after by employers.
How do I enrol on the CAVA assessor qualification?
You can enrol on to the CAVA assessor qualification today with us at Brooks and Kirk. We have been delivering vocational training since 1997 and are experts in everything TAQA related. Our learner reviews, case studies and testimonials from organisations say it all!
With our CAVA assessor qualification, you can enrol today and take as long as you wish to complete. Whether it takes a couple of months or a couple of years, we don’t set any deadlines. Plus, we are the only specialist assessor training provider to offer access to learners to assess throughout your assessor qualification. This is a vital component of any assessor training programme.
We offer a flexible way of studying for your CAVA qualification. The majority of the course is delivered online. So you can access your Virtual Learning Environment from wherever you are. There is only one day throughout the entire course where you will need to attend an in-person study day!
Where does TAQA fall in to this?
TAQA is a suite of qualifications in the Further Education sector. It is not an assessor qualification. TAQA stands for Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance. It includes the assessor qualifications; but it also includes adult tutor qualifications and internal quality assurance qualifications. For more information on TAQA, take a look at our page ‘What is TAQA?’
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.