Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA)

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The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement CAVA qualification is the only assessors award that will make you a fully qualified assessor. This is the full version of the TAQA course. Upon successful completion of this CAVA qualification, you will become a qualified assessor.

This course consists of three modules of study:

Unit 1: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

Those who undertake this unit will have a better understanding of the function of assessment.  A key focus of the unit is to involve the learners in the assessment process so they see it as an integral part of their learning experience.

Unit 2: Assess occupational competencies in the work environment

This is a performance unit for anyone who assesses in the work environment using methods such as observations, questions and examining products of work.

Unit 3: Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

This is also a performance unit for anyone that assesses in any other environment using methods such as assignments, projects, simulations and tests

Each unit is followed by a written tutor marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will not be required to take an external exam.
At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home.
You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours below. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.
The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

Q: Tell me about my Tutor Support?

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. This is especially useful if you haven’t studied for a while.

Q: What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start this course.

Q: What is included in the cost of my course?

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

Q: Are there any additional costs?

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

Q: Is there a required reading list?

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Q: Do I have to sit an exam?

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

Q: What if I live outside the UK?

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).


Q: What do I do if I still have questions?

Please check Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

Additional information

Study Method Paper based study
Official Qualification Title Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
Minimum Entry Age 19
Qualification Code 501/0885/2
Study Hours Up to 85 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.
Difficulty Level 3, a similar difficulty to A-Levels.

Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 50 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Yes

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