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CAVA Qualification Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

The Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement CAVA qualification is offered as a distance learning course with e-learning modules.

The qualification you will receive is the TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF)

The online course will explain the theory of assessment process and will explain how you will complete the practical assessments. Your work is uploaded to be marked and your tutor will provide you with feedback and guidance.

You will need to be able to assess 2 people for workplace competency within your organisation. It is important to check that the qualification you are going to assess is suitable for this course. This is to make sure that you will be able to meet all learning outcomes.

For the vocational assessment you will need to assess 2 learners who are completing a vocational qualification. For example people who are completing a first aid, health and safety or customer service qualification.

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.

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Course Information

  • COURSE CODE 2006
  • 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
  • ELCAS Course Code 2006


Access to our Virtual Learning Environment for 8 months.

  • Lessons and videos.
  • Examples and templates.
  • Online support from your tutor.
  • Certification.

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

Qualification Information

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

Qualification Number: 601/2389/8

Awarding Organisation: Training Qualifications UK

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  • Level 2 in literacy, numeracy or equivalent.
  • Delegates must be aged 18+.
  • Completion of our online initial assessment form.
  • Reliable access to the internet
  • Laptop / Computer.
  • Microsoft Word 97 - no older versions.
  • 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 fully qualified assessor to sign a witness statement for the workplace competency assessments.


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. Unit 2 workplace competency needs to be singed off by an assessor at your workplace.

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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 and use them to answer questions. When completed you upload them to the virtual learning environment to be marked.

The course is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment and you will have access 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 CAVA training online?

  • Downloading and uploading documents
  • Using word document templates
  • Saving word document templates
  • Opening and watching online videos

Unit 2 Testimony

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

The Professional Statement:

  •  must be completed by a workplace assessor
  • they must 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.
  • include details of the assessments you have done
  • confirm that it was all you own work and completed in accordance with workplace and qualification rules.  

Who is this for?

  • individuals who want a qualification in assessing for both workplace competence and vocational achievement

For assessing learners for training courses this assessor qualification may be more suitable the Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocational Achievement.