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Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA)

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Welcome to our comprehensive course on the NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement. This course, designed to be completed within 6-12 months, equips learners with the essential skills, knowledge, and understanding required for competent assessment in various vocational contexts.


Our curriculum covers three key units: understanding assessment principles, assessing occupational competence, and evaluating vocational skills and knowledge. This qualification is ideal for anyone aspiring to assess learners and understand the principles of assessment.

Course details

The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement course is a detailed programme that delves into the principles and practices of vocational assessment. It is structured into three key units:

  1. Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment: This unit lays the foundation by exploring various assessment methods and the importance of maintaining fair, reliable, and valid assessments. It covers the legal and good practice requirements in assessment.

  2. Assessing Occupational Competence in the Work Environment: Focused on practical assessment skills, this unit teaches you how to plan and conduct assessments in a work environment, providing feedback and maintaining documentation.

  3. Assessing Vocational Skills, Knowledge, and Understanding: This unit prepares you to assess in a variety of contexts outside of the workplace, including workshops, classrooms, or virtual environments.


The course is designed to cater to both new and experienced assessors, offering a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application. Upon completion, you'll be qualified to assess vocational competencies in a wide range of fields, making this course ideal for those looking to enhance their career in vocational training and assessment.

24/7 support from an experienced assessor

You're partnered with a knowledgeable assessor who will support you throughout your learning journey.

Bespoke training online or face-to-face

Choose the format that's right for you. Enjoy the flexibility of digital or the extra personalised nature of in-person training.

Learning style adaptations

Learn how you learn best. We adjust our training courses according to you so you can pass with flying colours.

Career progression advice

Get advice from experts in the sector on how to best achieve your goals. Map out your journey from where you are now.

Why choose Broaden?


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