Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA)
Accredited through Open College Network West Midlands
Distance learning and classroom
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. We offer this course in the classroom or as distance learning, so you can learn in a way that suits you!
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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 your role as an assessor. Interested in teaching as well? Combine this course with the Level 3 Award in Education and Training and save over £100.
What do I need 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 and, if you are able to travel to Worcester or Birmingham, we may be able to provide learners for you. Please speak to us before signing up if you need help finding learners to work with.
How much time will it take?
Classroom option: 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.
Distance learning: you'll have a workbook and assessment pack and you can work through at your own pace. The whole course should take around 30 hours. You will have 9 months to complete your coursework.
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 in senior management at a charity for nine years, qualified with the Diploma To Teach In The Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) in 2011 and has been writing, assessing 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 classroom prices start at £800, which includes registration and certification.
Pay monthly options are available to individual students.
We also offer a small incentive if you refer a friend to the course (conditions apply).
There are additional charges if you would like us to find learners for you to work with.
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: email@example.com or 07865 611202. You can pay via bank transfer with no additional charges:
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£625 for the course
£25 for the PayPal charge