Becoming an assessor is a rewarding role that sees you support and guide learners through their vocational qualifications. Assessors are sought after in almost every industry and offer the opportunity to progress into more advanced roles. In this article, we take a look at the assessor role in more detail and explore how becoming an assessor can open up many new doors in your career.
What does an assessor do?
The role of an assessor is to observe, support and guide learners through their vocational qualifications. Assessors must collect evidence to review the abilities of their students and ensure that they are at the level required to pass their course and earn their qualifications.
The responsibilities of an assessor include:
- Observing and assessing candidates, either in a learning environment or in the workplace
- Interviewing candidates
- Examining the portfolios of candidates
- Providing feedback and advice
- Keeping record of candidates’ progress
- Attending meetings with other assessors
- Evaluating when all requirements are met
Assessors may assess learners doing a variety of qualifications, including:
- Functional Skills
- Technical Skills
What qualifications do I need to become an assessor?
There are three main qualifications to becoming an assessor, these are:
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
- Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (CAVA)
The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (CAVA) is the most popular of three qualifications because it gives assessors the greatest scope to assess. Unlike the other two qualifications, the CAVA allows you to assess learners both in a learning environment and in the workplace.
What are the different assessor roles?
There are various assessor roles, each with their own responsibilities and salaries. As an assessor, you can gain experience on the job and progress into different roles. These include:
- Work-Based Tutor – £18k-25k
- Training Officer – £23k
- Apprenticeship Training and Quality Manager – Competitive
- Distance Learning Assessor – £27k
- Curriculum Manager – £30k-40k
Progression through the role
You can progress through the various assessor roles by gaining experience and taking additional training. You may also take on extra responsibilities within your role, including leading an assessor team.
That’s right — some assessors progress to assessing the assessors themselves!
At CTC Training, you can earn the CAVA qualification or any of the assessor qualifications from anywhere in the world. Our online learning courses give you the flexibility to learn from anywhere and at any time. Enrol today and you’ll gain access to our 24/7 student portal, where you can view course content and upload assessments at your leisure.
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Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (ACWE)
For those looking for a course based around the assessment of occupational competence in the work environment.
Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (AVRA)
For those who assess people in a workshop, classroom or any other training environment.
Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) (RQF)
For those who assess competency both in the workplace and the classroom.
Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (UPPA)
For those looking to gain a background understanding of the practices and importance of an assessment role.