Train Others… Get a Pay Rise and Become an NVQ Assessor
Becoming an NVQ Assessor is a really popular career path. It gives you freedom and flexibility that a 9-5 job simply won’t offer, and you could also see yourself getting a pay rise in the not-so-distant future too. Rather than going through the usual motions of climbing your career ladder by becoming a manager, an Assessor qualification could be the step you need to take.
Are you currently working in the health & social care, beauty therapy, or construction industry? Are you either looking for a pay rise or are unable to carry out the physical demands of the job now? Here is why becoming an NVQ Assessor could be the right choice for you.
You are already training others
Without realising it, you could already be passing your skills and knowledge onto your peers. It may be that you are keeping an eye on the new apprentices, or overseeing other members of staff. If this is the case, why not complete the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) so you can become an official Assessor.
You want to add value
A great way to progress within any organisation is to build upon your skills and qualifications. The need for in-house Assessors is definitely on the rise. It’s a great way to save businesses money too! By becoming an Assessor yourself, you will not only keep training costs down, but you will help your employer save time too. Training others whilst continuing to do your day job means that you would definitely be in a position to negotiate a pay rise!
Assessing within the workplace
You may be in a position where you have been through the NVQ apprenticeship stages and gained all the relevant qualifications. Why not use all of your skills and knowledge to guide others through the process? Assessments at work can be very daunting; especially when you have someone standing over your shoulder whilst you carry out your role. Use your experience to support others through the assessments.
If your colleagues take NVQs, you could convince your employer that you can carry out the workplace assessments, meaning they don’t have to hire someone else in. Again saving the business money. You will need the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence In A Work Environment (ACWE) qualification if you choose to go down that route.
You have the full package
We have talked about occupational competency and how even if you don’t have a qualification, if you have enough work experience you may be able to assess within your chosen sector. Of course you are slightly limited without a qualification, so having CAVA under your belt as well is always advisable.
Why not put all those years of experience to good use though and Assess learners in the sector that you have years of training in? Top up your experience with an Assessor qualification and you are good to go!
For any further help on becoming an NVQ Assessor, our team are always at the end of the phone to help – 01205 805 155.
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.