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Level 3 Certificate In Assessing Vocational Achievement

The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) Assessor course qualifies you to assess learner’s competency in their place of work, including their vocational knowledge in learning environments.
Upon completion of the CAVA assessor course, you will be a fully qualified assessor in your area of expertise. This is an industry standard qualification assessor course.

Unit 1 – Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
The first unit is a knowledge-based unit and covers all the theory behind the role and responsibilities of being an assessor. This unit is completed entirely via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Our VLE hosts a variety of videos and learning resources to help you with your assignments, but you will also have unlimited tutor support as well.

Unit 2 – Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment
Unit 2 of your assessor course is all about assessing learners in the work environment. For part of this unit, you will need to attend a face-to-face study day at one of our offices. You will be working alongside other trainee assessors and one of our tutors. Following the study day, you will have some written assignments to complete on the same VLE system used in Unit 1.

Unit 3 – Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding
In the final unit of your CAVA assessor course, you will be assessing learners in the learning environment, focusing on their vocational knowledge, and understanding. Much like unit 2, part of this unit will be completed on the study day mentioned above, and the remaining assignments will be completed on the VLE.

Course Information for Learners

1. The basis of the CAVA course
The Level 3 CAVA course contains three units. Unit 1 provides you with the knowledge and understanding regarding assessing and the theory behind the role. It will address your role and responsibilities as an assessor. This element of the course is completed online.

Unit 2 is about assessing learners in their work environment, and Unit 3 is about assessing them in their learning environment and similarly, Unit 3 is about assessing them in their learning environment. To complete units 2 & 3, you will need to complete several written assignments via our online system. You will also be required to attend a face-to-face study day.

2. Support
You will be supported by our trainers and assessors. Each course will be assigned a trainer/assessor to guide you through the course. Trainers and assessors will be available via our online system and will aim to answer your questions within 48 hours. Our assessors and trainer are available for help and advice between 9 am and 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

3. Length of course
It will normally take about 4 – 6 months to complete the CAVA course. This is based upon you undertaking 2-3 hours of studying per week. You are able you can complete the course quicker if you have the availability to put more hours in.

4. Do I need my own learners.
It is an Ofqual requirement to carry out real-life assessments with two learners to become a fully qualified assessor. You can of course use your own learners if you have access to them. You will require 2 learners to be able to complete the CAVA qualification. You will need a fully qualified IQA from your industry. We will discuss this with you at the introduction to the start of the course.

5. How am I assessed?
You will be assessed by our team of dedicated assessors and trainers. You will have access to our Virtual Learning Environment where you will be to complete your assignments. Once you have completed your assignments your assessor will assess your work and provide feedback on your submission.