Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

Course code: BT015

Ideal course for those who are working in a role where they assess vocational skills in a work environment…

  • 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
This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

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 Duration

Up to 6 months.

Study Hours

Approximately 150 hours.

Course Outcome

Enables you to become a fully qualified assessor.

Entry Requirements

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


4 assessments.

Course content

Learners must achieve 15 credits from 3 mandatory units.

  • 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
Extra info

Course Duration

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Study Method

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.

Course Outcome

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.

Awarding Body

TQUK is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland. TQUK aim to provide qualifications that meet the needs of industry. They are designed by leading professionals and delivered to centres and learners with integrity and compliance in mind.

  • Online learning platform
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assessment marking and feedback
  • Dedicated student support
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card

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