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The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) is the only assessor qualification that allows you to practise as a fully qualified assessor. It is equally suitable to assessors in classrooms or professional training.
Sometimes known as the TAQA (Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance), this is a modern, recognised Level 3 assessing vocational achievement certification that came to replace the previous A1\2 and D32\33 assessor qualification.
By the end of this course, you will be ready for a career in evaluating vocational competencies for a range of qualifications, such as apprenticeships, functional skills, teaching certificates, NVQs, awards, certificates and diplomas.
As Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) is a distance learning course, you will study from home and therefore have the freedom to fit your studies around your family life and other commitments. You can make the most out of the course’s interactive materials we provide with open access to knowledgeable tutors via email, and the online portal.
Unit One: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment (D/601/5313)
On completion of this unit you will:
- Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
- Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
- Understand different types of assessment method
- Understand how to plan assessment
- Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
- Understand how to make assessment decisions
- Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
- Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
- Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment
Unit Two: Assess occupational competence in the work environment (H/601/5314)
On completion of this unit you will:
- Be able to make assessment decisions about occupational competence
- Be able to provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence
- Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing occupational competence
- Be able to plan the assessment of occupational competence
Unit Three: Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding (F/601/5319)
On completion of this unit you will:
- Be able to prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
- Be able to carry out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
- Be able to provide required information following the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
- Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
To achieve this qualification your current work role involves the assessment of both occupational competence and vocationally related achievement
As a practitioner, you will use ALL of the assessment methods listed below, based upon sound assessment principles.
- observation, examining work products, oral questioning and discussion, use of others (e.g. witnesses), learner statements and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
- assessments in simulated environments, skills tests, oral and written questions, assignments, projects, case studies and RPL. This may take place in training workshops, classrooms or other learning environments
You will understand the principles of assessment and/or internal quality assurance and have the knowledge to develop and improve systems at your centre.
The recommended process for assessment involves:
- planning and candidate preparation
- decision taking
- feedback to the candidate throughout the process
- engaging with the quality assurance process throughout
What topics does the qualification cover?
- Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment – requires you to know and understand the principles and practices that underpin assessment. This is evidenced through a written account demonstrating your knowledge and understanding and completing a workbook that shows research into assessment practice and associated legal requirements.
- Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment – is to carry out assessments of performance in an individual’s work environment. Observation of your practice in the workplace by your assessor is an essential assessment component of this qualification along with assessment of work products and evidence of questioning your learners.
- Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding – is to assess your performance in assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace. This could be in workshops, classrooms or other training environments.
Evidence of at least 3 of the following assessment methods will be required:
- Skills tests
- Oral and written questioning
- Case studies
- Recognising prior learning
You will be assessed for this unit by observation of assessment practice, examination of related work products, questioning and discussion. As a minimum, you will need to show evidence of carrying out two assessments of two different learner’s skills, knowledge and understanding (4 assessments in total).
You will provide evidence of your work practice, including completing assignments, case studies, written accounts and providing work products. Evidence is uploaded to an e-portfolio which is available 24/7 on computers, tablets and mobile devices.
Assessors and Internal Quality Assurance
We will assign an Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer, but you can assign a member of Staff involved in the assessment and internal quality assurance of this qualification. They must be able to demonstrate that they have (or are working towards) the relevant occupational knowledge and/or occupational competence, at the same level or higher than the units being assessed and internally quality assured. This may be gained through experience and/or qualifications.
There are no formal requirements for specific prior qualifications or levels of attainment. However, if you have not already achieved a level 2 qualification in English and/or maths, you will normally be expected to take a GCSE or Level 2 Functional Skills qualification alongside this Diploma in order to support your progression to higher education
During this course, you will be required to secure a placement in a relevant environment; the team at Romain Designs can advise more on this.
For the second and third assignments, you will need to secure your placement or position which will allow you to have access to the assessment to nationally regulated qualifications (for example: NVQ units, RQF Qualifications, etc.) for one visit per unit. If you require more, our Romain Designs team can guide you through.
Duration: 6-12 Months
● Unit 1 will be assessed through a variety of assignments.
● Unit 2 will be assessed in a work environment, practically assessing learners work, you will product work products and audio-visual evidence
● Unit 3 will be assessed through you producing work products and audio-visual evidence after you assess learners in a classroom or training environment.
“Full-time assessors and verifiers can earn from £18,000 to £24,000 a year. With experience this can rise to between £25,000 and £30,000.” – Source: National Careers Service
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