February 24, 2021

Why should I take an Assessor qualification?

Why should I take an Assessor qualification?

If you’ve heard people talking about being an assessor and thought about doing this yourself you might be wondering if you really need to take an Assessor qualification.  After all, you’re probably experienced and/or qualified in your industry and know what you’re doing, so why get an additional qualification? Well, there are several reasons you should take getting qualified seriously.

First of all the best investment you can make in life is to invest in yourself, that is by spending time and money improving yourself you are much more likely to reach a good return on your outlay than in many other investments. Why is this? Well, there are several reasons why this is the case, first of all getting more qualified opens up opportunities not only for promotion but also for whole new careers or roles. You might find that being a qualified assessor enables you to get work at a higher rate of pay than you’re currently earning. Another main factor is the permanent nature of Assessing qualifications, unlike investing in shares on the stock market, where companies can go bust and disappear (remember BHS and Thomas Cook?), Assessing qualifications, such as the Level 3 CAVA, are yours forever.  Qualifications themselves can’t go bankrupt or be taken away from you by the bank or go under due to the state of the economy. In financial jargon, qualification is an “income-producing asset”!

Another reason that you’ll find an Assessing qualification important is in order to keep up to date.  In today’s rapidly changing workplace it’s no longer viable to think that we can rely on the situation remaining the same.  Things change, and the way to keep ahead of this is to be adaptable and make sure that you’ve got the skills to cope with whatever might come your way. Gone are the days when a little bit of on-the-job guidance and a handshake from a supervisor was all it took to be considered competent. Now you have to actually prove that you know what you are doing, and a recognised, national, qualification is just that – proof that you know your stuff.  Plus any of these qualifications will look great on your CPD (Continued Professional Development)  record:

Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (RQF)

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)

Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF)

You’ll also notice that these days there is much more emphasis on compliance at work, that is everything has to be documented and recorded, and checked properly. And it’s often the role of an assessor to do this, whether you’re working with candidates, colleagues, new recruits or clients. It’s the assessor who sorts things out and makes sure that the company is complying with the requirements, either of an awarding body, trade organisation, or legislation. Even though many people roll their eyes when “compliance” is mentioned, but in fact is essential for most organisations, and those involved in it are always in demand – and being an assessor is your route into this.  

If you would like to become qualified as an Assessor, have a look at our range of courses!


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