Assessor Qualification (CAVA)

Assessor and Teaching Awards Course

Course: Assessor Qualification (CAVA)

Duration: 6-9 months

Funding: £811 plus VAT; Advanced Learner Loan, Private Funding

  • Overview

    The Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) is aimed at those who want to enter the Learning and Development sector by becoming a qualified assessor of NVQs and other work based learning programmes. The QCF units can be mixed and matched to provide a flexible, individual approach to delivery.

    • Unit 1 – Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
    • Unit 2 – Assess occupational competence in the workplace
    • Unit 3 – Assess vocational skills, knowledge & understanding

    Unit 1 is available as a stand-alone theory and knowledge based QCF unit. However, our holistic approach to training and assessment means that all 3 units can be covered simultaneously to provide a fully comprehensive, practical learning experience that will fully prepare you for the real world of assessing vocational competence.

    The full CAVA qualification is a 6-9 month programme for practitioners who need to be qualified to use ALL of the above methods. Delivery involves group training sessions, observations by assessor, on-line tests, visits in the workplace, personal research and distance learning, all with the on-going support of a personal mentor/tutor.


    We will carry out a comprehensive initial assessment of your current competence and future requirements before you begin on any programme.

    • You must have GCSE grades A-C or equivalent in English, or you will be required to take Functional Skills Level 2 in English prior to enrolment on this course.
    • A minimum of 2 years commercial experience in the area you want to assess is essential.
    • Access to at least 2 learners to assess in your specialist area.


    • Advanced Learner Loans are available to fund this course.
    • Privately funded at a cost of £811 plus VAT (payment plans are available should you proceed with the privately funded payment option – 50% deposit required).

    Cohort Dates

    There are 5 theory sessions to attend at GHQ Training Centre which are held on Mondays 1pm-5pm.

    Upcoming course dates for 2020:

    • Cohort 2: 21st Sept, 28th Sept, 12th Oct, 26th Oct, 9th Nov
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