Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)

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Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)
Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)


The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, also known as the Level 3 CAVA Assessor course, replaces the A1 course and is considered an industry-standard qualification for people looking to assess learners for accredited courses. Previously if you wanted to train to become an assessor, you would complete the D32 and D33 units. The A1 Award replaced the D Units. Finally, the A1 Award was replaced by the current suite of qualifications, commonly referred to as TAQA (Training Assessment and Quality Assurance). Most training centres would expect you to have a CAVA assessor qualification before you start assessing in the FE and HE sectors. You are not required to have any prior qualification or experience to start this CAVA certificate, just a passion for teaching or training. This NVQ assessor course will assist you regardless of your subject expertise, whether you teach music or coach people. The awarding body of this course is Focus Awards which UK Ofqual fully accredits. The course is delivered 100% online. We will offer support to you.

Intended Audience

This level 3 certificate is suitable for industry sectors such as Hairdressing, Beauty Industry & Make Up, Engineering, Manufacturing & Construction, Early years, NHS training, Child & Health Care, Business Administration & Management, Hospitality & Catering, Oil & Gas Field, Private Security, Apprenticeships, Health & Social Care, Educational Sectors and Freelance Assessor etc.

Duration and Delivery

This course is designed to be completed online at the pace that suits you best. The fast-track level 3 CAVA course can take as little as one week or up to 4 months. This level 3 assessor qualification is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment. Our online tutor support is there to facilitate you to achieve your success rate accordingly.

Assessment and Verification

All units within this assessment are internally assessed by our qualified assessors and externally verified by the awarding organisation. The evaluation takes the form of written assignments and demonstration of assessment skills through video recording, detailed guidance for which will be provided by the tutor.


This 100% accredited online course successfully enables learners to proceed to the Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate in Leading the IQA of Assessment Processes and Practices and the Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training. This level 3 assessor course will also help you enhance your career profile and become an apprenticeship assessor. This is the most thorough level 3 assessing qualification and would allow you to assess NVQ apprenticeship assessor courses and any other regulated training in your subject area.

Unit Structure

Unit 1: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

Unit 2: Assess occupational competence in the work environment

Unit 3: Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

Entry Requirement

Learners should:

  • be aged 19 or over
  • have a satisfactory level of Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • have access to at least two learners on accredited courses to assess each unit
Practical Requirement
Unit 2 and 3 are practical and expect you to assess two learners studying for a work-based course and a mostly theoretical course.
If you do not have access to learners to meet the practical requirements of the course, you can avail of our work-placement service or opt for the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment.

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1 will be assessed through a written assignment. For Units 2 and 3, you will be assessed in a work environment, practically evaluating your learners' work.


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  • Intermediate level

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About Britannia School of Academics

Britannia School of Academics
Britannia School of Academics

Britannia School of Academics is a UK based training provider focusing on delivering courses to education professionals. Britannia School of Academics focuses on the delivery of teaching/education qualifications and aims to develop highly-skilled education professionals through a flexible, online teaching environment. We believe that everyone is entitled to an affordable yet excellent education, so we focus on working smart to give our courses to learners at the most affordable price possible. The Britannia School of Academics aspires for excellence in education and training.

As educators ourselves, we found that often training providers lack the flexibility that suits most educators when it comes to undertaking courses. Either there is an unsuitable schedule, a lack of self-study materials, or tutors that have less knowledge about the course topics than you do. The above frustrations led to the launch of BSA- an online training provider of education and training courses with completely flexible study, great material, and knowledgeable tutor support- all at a very appealing price point.

Our staff have a wealth of experience in education and training. We pride ourselves on quality and aim to provide our learners with the best chance of further employment through free career guidance and advice. 

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  • Member of Advanced HE
  • Accredited by Excellent Awarding Bodies
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Britannia School of Academics (BSA) continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety, and well being of employees as well as the broader community. Our COVID-19 Statement includes the measures we are actively taking to mitigate the corona virus spread. BSA has taken the following steps to make sure that our team is well protected and our learners are able to receive our services without any risk. -> Provision of hand sanitizers and anti-bacterial hand wash to all staff members and visitors. -> Rearranging sitting arrangements to make sure that all staff members and visitors sit apart with at least one meter distance. -> Asking staff members to work from home so far as possible. -> Strictly implementing self-isolation procedures as directed by the UK government. -> Allowing delegates to attend our training events through remote links -> Making sure that all our courses are deliverable online. -> Providing training and support to our current and potential clients without any interruption by making all possible changes at the back-end.