Level 3 CAVA

Who's it for?

Potential assessors will need to have a professional qualification relevant to the area in which they are going to assess. We will also interview potential delegates prior to enrolment to make sure that they have appropriate arrangements in place, such as suitable learners to assist.

What's involved?

Level 3 CAVA is designed to teach potential assessors, trainers, facilitators, teachers and internal quality assurance auditors how to train and support learners in a variety of vocational areas. Potential assessors who undertake this course will need to be able to identify at least two candidates of different abilities and attitude, who are in the process of completing a vocational RQF (was NVQ) award. We will then help delegates to develop their practical training and assessment skills in relation to these candidates

How long will it take? 

Most delegates complete the course within six months, though progress does depend on the NVQ candidates completing their NVQ units as the delegate will be using the NVQ candidate's progress and development as the basis for their portfolio.

What will I learn?


The CAVA Award focuses on four areas:

  • Development of plans for assessing a delegate's competence.

  • Judging evidence against criteria to make decisions whilst assessing.

  • Providing feedback and supporting candidates during assessment.

  • Contributing to in-house quality assurance processes.

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