Course structure

The Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) will enable you to undertake both competence-based and knowledge-based exercises. You will learn the most effective principles and practices to use when you are completing an assessment at work or in a training environment. 

We will cover a range of topics to help you assess simulations, skills tests, oral and written questioning, assignments, projects, case studies, recognising prior learning and more. We will help you gain the skills to:

  • Understand the Principles and Practices of Assessment
  • Assess occupational competence in the work environment
  • Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

Course outcomes

Upon completing this course successfully, you will be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA). You will know and understand the key principles of assessment and be able to develop and improve current assessment systems in your workplace or training centre. This certification gives you the skillset to complete:

  • assessments in the workplace
  • assessments in the classroom or learning environment

Course progression

Gaining your Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) provides you with a useful qualification needed to start-up and run your own training centre or improve assessing at your current place of employment.

Holding CAVA is often a requirement if you want to be approved by an Awarding Body to offer their courses and qualifications to your learners.

Once you’ve got the L3 CAVA you might then progress onto the Level 4 IQA course to become an Internal Quality Assurer.

Who is the course for?

If you currently work in or are looking to work in a role that requires the assessment of others, then this is the perfect course for you. It is ideal if you conduct or want to start carrying out assessments in the workplace or learning environment. We recommend the course if you work in any of the following sectors:

  • Construction
  • Early Years
  • Health & Social Care
  • College & Schools
  • Hairdressing & Beauty
  • Education
  • Safety training
  • First Aid training
  • Engineering
  • End-point assessment (EPA)

Completing this course will open doors to other career choices.

What is required to take this course?

You’ll need expertise in the topic you want to assess. You’ll also be required to carry out assessments in your workplace and learning environments. This could be in your own workplace, a voluntary group or a community setting.

How is this course assessed?

We will assess you on the theory covered throughout the course and how you apply these skills to planning and carrying out assessments at a workplace or in a training setting. 

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