The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA)


The cost of the assessor qualification is £800. Bespoke programmes will be costed on a case by case basis.
All prices include VAT
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The opportunity to develop and improve your practice whilst achieving a professional qualification in assessment

About the event

This qualification is for those with a role that involves assessment of the knowledge and practical skills of others.

The CAVA qualification provides people who carry out assessment the opportunity to develop and improve their practice whilst achieving a professional qualification in assessment. The CAVA has been developed for those working in accredited or non-accredited learning.

There are three units in the qualification – two are competence based and one contains the essential knowledge required to understand the principles and practices of assessment. This qualification is required by those who assess Apprenticeships and who carry out the End Point Assessment of the entire Apprenticeship.

  • What will the course look like?

    Assessment methods

    Assessing in the work environment

    • Observation of performance in the work environment
    • Examining products of work
    • Questioning the learner
    • Discussions with the learner
    • Use of others (witness testimony)
    • Looking at learner statements
    • Recognising prior learning.

    Assessing vocationally-related achievement

    • Oral and written questions
    • Assignments
    • Projects
    • Case studies
    • Recognising prior learning
    • Assessment in simulated environments.

    Qualification structure

    CAVA Qualification structure

  • Programme

    CAVA Delivery Programme

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If you have any questions about this or any of our other courses, please contact the Education team who will be happy to help

020 8768 4656

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At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

i) We want to be able to reinvest any surpluses made from training back into all of our charitable objectives rather than only Education

ii) We want to be able to reclaim the VAT on costs relating to developing and running the training courses