Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA)
Open College Network West Midlands
What is the course?
The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) has replaced two previous assessing qualifications: the A1 and A2. This is the qualification you need if you want to become an NVQ assessor – or any other sort of educational assessor.
Who is it for?
The course is perfect for learners who have already begun or are looking to begin a career in assessing. You’ll gain an understanding of the principles and practice of assessment, learn how to effectively assess learners’ occupational competence and make sound assessment decisions. We will ensure you are fully prepared for a role as an assessor.
What do I already need to have if I want to do this course?
It’s important that you’re occupationally competent in the area you’d like to assess, which means that if you want to assess retail NVQs, you’ll need to have worked in retail within the last 10 years. You also need to be already working with at least one learner because we will need to observe you in the workplace with them. We can give you advice and guidance if you’re not sure about either of these elements.
How much time will it take?
We will meet for four full days in the classroom then we will observe you in the workplace on two or more occasions. Observations should take no more than an hour on each occasion. The classroom sessions can take place in a variety of ways: four days back to back; over the course of two weekends; once a week for 4 weeks… speak to us about your requirements.
Are there any exams?
No. Your work isn’t graded either: you either pass or you are referred, which means you have an opportunity to resubmit your work. We will of course give you as much support as you need to pass! Your work will be assessed by your tutor.
Who is my tutor?
It’s Sarah Harris. Sarah worked at YMCA for nine years, qualified with the Diploma To Teach In The Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) in 2012 and has been writing and delivering training for a variety of delegates for over ten years. She has worked in a mainstream school, has lots of experience in Alternative Education and now runs SKL Training with her business partner Amanda Harriott.
How much will it cost?
This will depend on individual circumstances: for example if your organisation wants to send over ten people on the course then discounts will be available. Otherwise prices start at £600, which includes registration and certification. Pay monthly options are available to individual students and companies sending more than ten delegates. We also offer a small incentive if you refer a friend to the course (conditions apply).
You’ve sold it to me! Now what do I do?
Contact Amanda and let her know that you’re interested. If you have additional questions you’d like answering before you decide then you can email, text or ‘phone: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07865 611202.