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Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA)

This Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, also known CAVA or TAQA, replaces the A1\A2 and D32\D33 assessor awards.  It is designed for assessors who are working with students completing a range of vocational qualifications from the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF); these include NVQ/Diplomas, Technical Certificates and Functional Skills.

The course is made up of the following units:

  • Understanding the Principles and Practices
  • Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment
  • Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

If you already have an assessor qualification (A1\A2 or D32\D33) you can update this by attending the one-day workshop. You will receive a certificate of attendance and resources to support a review of best practice in your workplace.

Entry requirements

There are no formal examinations to this qualification and no entry requirements, but you must be able to demonstrate occupational competence and qualifications in your assessment sector.
You also must also have access to:

  • An existing centre with approval for the qualification you will be assessing in, and internal quality assurance procedures
  • At least two learners you can assess
  • A qualified assessor to mentor you through the program.

How will I be assessed?

Each qualification will start with a one to one planning session via telephone, followed by a full days training.  Please visit https://compassskillstraining.bookinglive.com/train-the-trainer/ for availability and dates.  You will also be assessed in the workplace during a one-to-one session with your Assessor.

You will complete a portfolio of evidence demonstration your assessment in practice. You will also complete a range of tasks including, assignments, written questions and a professional discussion.

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