Posted by: CTC Training
Assessing can be a rewarding career path, as you help learners achieve their goals and progress in careers of their own. There are many paths an assessor might choose to take, one of which is to become an NVQ assessor.
In this article, we explain everything you need to know about becoming an NVQ assessor, including what the role entails, the expected salary and the qualifications required for the role.
What is an NVQ Assessor?
An NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) Assessor is a professional responsible for evaluating the competencies of individuals working towards an NVQ in their specific field.
This role is crucial in ensuring that individuals have the necessary skills and knowledge required for their respective vocations. NVQ Assessors can work in various settings, including colleges, schools, workplaces or as independent trainers.
The Role and Expected Salary of an NVQ Assessor
NVQ Assessors are tasked with assessing students in their workplace or a learning environment, depending on their qualifications. They evaluate learners’ competencies through on-the-job tasks and other assessment methods.
The salary for NVQ Assessors varies based on location, experience, and the specific sector they are assessing in.
Steps to Become an NVQ Assessor
- Required Qualifications
The most recognised qualifications for becoming an NVQ Assessor are:
- The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA)
- The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (ACWE)
- The Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (AVRA)
CTC offers courses that can help you obtain these qualifications, providing a pathway to becoming an NVQ Assessor.
You’ll also need to have experience and, ideally, qualifications in the field you wish to assess. This can be evidenced through work experience and any relevant vocational training.
After obtaining the necessary qualifications, you can start looking for NVQ Assessor positions. Job opportunities can be found in various sectors depending on your field of expertise. It’s essential to stay informed about the latest vacancies in educational institutions, vocational training centres and specific industries requiring NVQ Assessors.
Applying for Jobs
When applying for NVQ Assessor jobs, you should tailor your application to highlight your occupational competence and assessor qualifications. Emphasise your experience in the relevant field and your ability to assess vocational competencies effectively.
Tips for Aspiring NVQ Assessors
Gain Relevant Experience
Ensure you have substantial experience in the field you want to assess.
Choose the Right Qualification
Select a qualification that aligns with where you want to assess — in the workplace, a learning environment or both.
Keep up with changes in vocational training and assessment standards.
Engage with professionals in education and vocational training for insights and opportunities.
Stay updated with professional development to enhance your skills as an assessor.
Becoming an NVQ Assessor is a rewarding career that plays a crucial role in vocational education and training. With the right qualifications and experience, coupled with a commitment to continuous learning, you can establish a successful career.
Enrol on a course today with CTC Training and start your journey to a fulfilling assessing career.