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Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)

£1200 £279 Limited Time Offer
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Monthly instalment plans are available.
Credits – 15    |   TQT – 150    |   GLH – 84
Recommended Course Duration – Up to 4 Months
Option to fast-track in 1 Week is available.


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The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF), also known as the Level 3 CAVA Assessor qualification replaces A1 assessor course and is considered an industry standard qualification for people looking to assess learners for accredited courses. Before the A1 assessor course, if you wanted to train to become an assessor you would complete the D32 and D33 units. The D Units were then replaced by the A1 Assessor Awards. Finally, the A1 Assessor Awards were replaced by the current suite of qualifications, which are commonly referred to as TAQA (Training Assessment and Quality Assurance) Qualification. Most training centres would expect you to have CAVA assessor qualification before you start assessing in the FE and HE sectors. You are not required to have any prior qualification or experience to start this CAVA course, just a passion to become a qualified assessor. This NVQ assessor course will assist you regardless of your subject expertise, whether you assess music or train people. The course is accredited by UK OFQUAL, and is delivered 100% online. We will offer online support to you.

Please note that if you do not want to do the complete certificate then the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment is accepted by most employers, which costs less time and money to complete. To understand the difference, please have a read through this blog.

Intended Audience

This level 3 certificate is suitable for becoming a qualified assessor for most of the industry sectors such as Hairdressing, Beauty Industry & Make Up, Engineering, Manufacturing & Construction, Early years, NHS training, Child & Health Care, Business Administration & Management, Hospitality & Catering, Oil & Gas Field, Private Security, Apprenticeships, Health & Social Care, Educational Sectors and Freelance Assessor etc.

Duration and Delivery

This course is designed to be completed online at the pace that suits you best. The fast-track level 3 CAVA assessor course can take as little as 1 week or up to 4 months. This level 3 assessor qualification is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment. Our online tutor support is there to facilitate you to achieve your success rate accordingly.

Assessment and Verification

You will be assessed through an observation of you assessing a candidate within your assessment area. You will also be assessed through a portfolio of evidence generated by using a range of assessment methods. You will be offered regular tutorials and online guidance on the assessment process and how to build your portfolio of evidence. All units within this assessor qualification are internally assessed by our qualified assessors and externally verified by the awarding organisation. The assessment takes the form of written assignments and demonstration of assessment skills through video recording, detailed guidance for which will be provided by the tutor.


Successful completion of this 100% accredited online course enables learners to proceed to the Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate in Leading the IQA of Assessment Processes and Practices and the Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training. This online level 3 assessor course will also help you enhance your career profile and become an apprenticeship assessor.  This is the most thorough level 3 assessing qualification and would allow you to assess NVQ apprenticeship assessor courses and any other regulated training in your subject area.

Unit Structure

Unit 1: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

Unit 2: Assess occupational competence in the work environment

Unit 3: Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding 

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