Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA)


Transferable to any sector that the candidate has occupational competence in, this qualification provides a national benchmark for best practice in assessing. Some of the key topics covered include: principles and practices of assessment, how to assess vocational skills, how to assess occupational competence in the work environment, and quality assurance in the assessment process.
Successful candidates will leave with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to successfully perform the role of assessor for competency based qualifications, such as NVQs, as well as vocational qualifications, such as first aid.
What’s Covered?
Responsibilities of an assessor
Key concepts and principles of assessment
Legal and good practice requirements
Assessment methods
Adapting assessments to meet individual learner needs
Holistic assessment
Using peer and self-assessment
Planning assessments
Minimising risk in assessment
Making assessment decisions
Assessment of occupational competence in a workplace environment
Assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
Feedback and action planning
Quality assurance in the assessment process

The course is held over three days.
This qualification will not expire and is maintained with evidence of continued professional development.