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Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement


Are you working in a role where you assess vocational skills in a work environment and want to broaden your knowledge? Then this Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.

Course duration

Up to 6 months.

Course outcome

Enables you to become a fully qualified assessor.

Entry requirements

Minimum level 2 in literacy or numeracy. Aged 18+.


4 assessments.

Study Options

This course is only available to study online.

Study Options

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Course code: BT015
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Course overview

  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement awarded by TQUK.
  • Suitable for those who assess progress in their work environment.
  • Understanding how to assess occupational and vocational competence.
  • Reinforce the principles and practices of assessment.
  • Learn online through an award winning platform.

During this Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement course, you will explore how to make assessment decisions, preparing assessments, examining products of work, and much more.

This course is ideal for those who carry out assessments and evaluate the progress of employees in the classroom or other work environments.

Not only will you fully understand the principles and practice of assessment, but you will also be able to assess occupational competence in the workplace professionally.

Develop your skills and knowledge with this fantastic course and become a fully qualified assessor.

Course content

  • Understanding the different types of assessment methods
  • Planning assessments
  • Making assessment decisions
  • Quality assurance of the assessment process

  • Assessment methods
  • Preparing assessments
  • Carrying out assessments
  • Recognition of prior learning

  • Observation of performance in the work environment
  • Examining products of work
  • Legal requirements when assessing occupational competence
  • Good practice when assessing occupational competence

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by TQUK, meaning Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses they offer are to a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at level three against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

Extra information

You will have up to six months to complete your course. This allows you to study at your own pace, so whether you want to fast-track your course or study leisurely, this is entirely up to you.

There are no specific entry requirements however, learners should have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. This course is suitable for learners 18 years of age and above.

Students study the course online. All work is marked and assessed from within the learning platform with allowing tutors and learners to automatically notify each other when work has been completed.

You will need to complete four assessments in total. You will need to show evidence of you as a trainee assessor carrying out at least two assessments of two learners.

In gathering evidence to complete the qualification, an unqualified trainee assessor is not allowed to assess competence in another unqualified assessor.

These assessments are to be observed by a self-appointed mentor from your own work or placement setting who holds a minimum of the Level 3 CAVA themselves.

Students on this qualification are also required to provide evidence of attending a standardisation meeting with colleagues.

On successful completion of your course and assessments, you will receive your Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) from TQUK. You will then be able to become a fully qualified assessor.

Following the successful completion of this course, you will be able to put your newfound knowledge into practice and develop your career. If after, you’re looking to enhance your knowledge even further, take a look at the other management and leadership courses we offer.


  • Online learning platform
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assessment marking and feedback
  • Dedicated learner services
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
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No, everything is included in the price.

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