taqa itg LOGO
cava taqa certificate in assessing

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF) - CAVA

This qualification is often known as the CAVA or TAQA qualification and is intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the workplace and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in a workshop, classroom or other training environment.

You will learn the theory and requirements for the practical assessments online, through our Moodle based virtual learning environment, which will take you through each module, with online tutor support and guidance.

You will need 2 learners who you can assess for the workplace competency within your organisation, the requirements can be discussed with your tutor to make sure that the qualification you are assessing is suitable and will enable you to meet all of the learning outcomes.

For the vocational assessment you will need 2 learners who are completing a vocational qualification, some examples would be, first aid, health and safety or customer service. You will need to provide proof of competency in the qualification you are assessing. To talk to one of our advisors please call us on 01206 805380.

Course Information

  • Course Duration: Minimum 84 Guided Learning Hours
  • Course Location: Theory lessons are completed online
  • Practical Assessments: At your place of work.
  • Course Price: £495 + VAT
  • Course available through ELCAS Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme
sign up now sign up now

CAVA payment options


Access to our Moodle Based Virtual Learning Environment for 8 months.

  • Lessons, videos.
  • Examples and templates.
  • Online tutor support.
  • Certification.

We do not charge any additional fees for work that needs to be re-submitted

Questions? Please

contact us contact us

Qualification Information

Award Details: TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF)

Qualification Number: 601/2389/8

Awarding Organisation: Training Qualifications UK

TQ UK approved centre logo TAQA


  • Level 2 in literacy, numeracy or equivalent.
  • Delegates must be aged 18+.
  • Completion of our online initial assessment form.
  • Access to the Internet.
  • Laptop / Computer.
  • Word 97 or newer.
  • To be familiar with uploading and downloading files.
  • Access to 2 learners completing a vocational qualification and 2 learners you can assess for workplace competency.
  • A qualified assessor to sign a witness statement for the workplace competency assessments.

initial assessment for cava INITIAL ASSESSMENT initial assessment

Learning Outcomes

This is a 15 credit qualification

  • Understanding the principles and practices of assessment- (3 credits)
  • Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding - (6 credits)
  • Assess occupational competence in the work environment - (6 credits)

This course includes:-

  • Assessor roles and responsibilities
  • Observation performance criteria
  • Cross referencing
  • Gathering Evidence and methods
  • Assessment methods
  • Assessment records
  • Types of Assessment
  • Planning
  • Concepts and Principles of Assessment
  • Making Assessment Decisions and giving feedback
  • Feedback review Decisions - Evaluating Assessment Practice
  • Standardising Assessment Practice

Practical Assessment Modules: - you will need to provide evidence for:-

Assessment of 2 learners completing a vocational qualification (for example first aid, health and safety qualification)
Assessment of 2 learners for competency in the work environment (for example customer service)

Assessment must be based on subjects that have clearly defined and documented learning outcomes and for the workplace competency (unit 2) you will need an assessor to sign a witness statement.

More information about the (CAVA) Certificate in Assessing

The theory for the CAVA qualification is delivered online and can be accessed via any computer/laptop or mobile device. You will need to be able to download word templates, to use for your assignments, when completed you upload them to the virtual learning environment to be marked.

You will have access to the training with our online virtual learning environment for 12 months, the course is set out in an easy to follow format and this is plenty of time to complete your assignments. You will be provided with the assessment templates to use to prepare your assessments and forms to complete as evidence.

What IT Skills do I need to complete the training online?

Using the VLE does require basic IT Skills, you will need to be familiar with uploading and downloading files, the course lessons can be accessed through any mobile device.

Unit 2 Testimony

For the workplace competency you are required to provide a Professional Statement and Witness Testimony.

The Professional Statement must be from a workplace assessor who will write to confirm that you carried out the assessing in the workplace in accordance with the Qualification Specifications. This can be a signed statement on headed paper or similar official document.

The Witness Testimony should be completed by a manager, workplace qualified assessor or competent person, to detail what assessments you have done and confirm that it was all you own work, completed in accordance with workplace and qualification rules.  

Who is this for?

  • individuals who want a qualification in assessing for both occupational competence and vocational achievement
  • may have already achieved some Learning and Development units that can be brought forward into this assessing qualification (known as RQF equivalents).