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I want to be a Qualified Assessor

How do I become a Qualified Assessor

To become an assessor, firstly you must be Occupationally Competent, which means you have to be in the occupation you intend on Assessing and with prior qualifications and experience while working in the relevant job roles. Then you need to have obtained a Relevant Assessors Qualification, this will not only mean you are qualified to assess learners in any learning environment, it will also qualify you to assess occupational competence in the workplace.

Once you have completed the course and providing you have the sufficient occupational competence you would then be qualified and able to assess learners completing the NVQ’s and their apprenticeships.

The Job

Once you have your qualification you will be able to work in a number of different roles, the role of an assessor is to observe learners in their workplace, offer and provide support and guidance by collecting evidence. Assessing their ability and reviewing their ability to gain their qualifications that they need.

What can I do on completion of the Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) RQF Level 3 course?

Hundreds of people want to know how to “Become an Assessor” this is a question that is asked so frequently, so let me explain how to go about being an Assessor and what it entails.

Once you have completed the Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) RQF Level 3 you have the ability and qualification to assess learners either in a classroom or work environment, you can assess vocational competencies in a wide range of qualifications such as-

  • Apprenticeships
  • Functional Skills
  • Technical Certificates
  • NVQ’s
  • Awards
  • Certificates
  • Diplomas

The CAVA qualification (Level 3) is the only assessor course that will make you a fully qualified assessor. Upon successful completion of this course, you will become a qualified assessor.

This new qualification is intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in a workshop, classroom or other training environments. This is a transferable qualification to any sector that you have occupational competence in. This qualification provides a national benchmark for best practice in assessing.

Hours of Work

You’ll usually work from 9 am to 5 pm, including Saturdays. Some salons offer evening appointments.

You could work in a high-street salon or beauty clinic, health spa, hotel, or on a cruise ship. You could also be self-employed, working from home or visiting clients in their own homes.

Potential earnings

A full-time assessor can potentially earn from £18,000-£20,000 per year and the more experienced the better the pay as in any profession. It all varies if you are a freelance assessor, you choose hours and days you want to work.

After you have completed you Assessors course and have some experience you can move on to the next step if you’re looking for something more challenging and rewarding, the progression route is available in this sector, this is the next step The Quality Assurance of TAQA level 4 internal quality assurance.

Further Information

There are many great things about being a Beauty Therapist, these include; making people happy and allowing them to feel good about themselves, never having 2 days the same by meeting different people from all walks of life. This career can offer you a lot of incentives.

This course replaces the old A1 / A2 and D32 / 33 assessor qualifications.

What to do next

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