Distance Learning
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.


About this course

This Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) ROF Qualification (500/9758/1) is a new course that came to replace the old A1\2 and D32\33 assessor qualification.

The course, sometimes referred to as TAQA, is aimed at helping students to understand assessment strategies. It is ideal for students who would like to become fully qualified assessors for learners in either the classroom and/or the work environment. It is also aimed at understanding quality assurance procedures for RQF qualifications. This course has been designed for students to assess vocational competencies in a variety of qualifications such as:

? Apprenticeships ? Functional Skills ? Technical Certificates ? NVQ’s ? Awards ? Certificates ? Diplomas

Upon successfully completing this course, this qualification will provide sufficient evidence that you have gained the skills and knowledge to assess within vocational and training abilities using a range of assessment methods.

Modules Unit One: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment (D/601/5313) On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

  • Understand the principles and requirements of assessment

  • Understand different types of assessment method

  • Understand how to plan assessment

  • Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment

  • Understand how to make assessment decisions

  • Understand quality assurance of the assessment process

  • Understand how to manage information relating to assessment

  • Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment Unit Two: Assess occupational competence in the work environment (H/601/5314)
    On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to make assessment decisions about occupational competence

  • Be able to provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence

  • Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing occupational competence

  • Be able to plan the assessment of occupational competence Unit Three: Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding (F/601/5319) On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

  • Be able to carry out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

  • Be able to provide required information following the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

  • Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
Entry Requirements

No previous experience or qualifications are required to enrol on this course; it is available to all students who are least 19 years of age.

During this course, you will be required to secure a placement in a relevant environment; the team at West London College can advise more on this.

For the second and third assignments, you will need to secure your placement or position which will allow you to have access to the assessment to nationally regulated qualifications (for example: NVQ units, RQF Qualifications, etc.) for one visit per unit.

Assessment Method

Unit 1 will be assessed through a variety of assignments.

Unit 2 will be assessed in a work environment, practically assessing learners work, you will product work products and audio visual evidence

Unit 3 will be assessed through you producing work products and audio visual evidence after you assess learners in a classroom or training environment.

Progression Opportunities

On completion of this course you will receive the VTCT Level 3 (RQF) Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement qualification. This qualification is listed on the RQF (Qualification Number: 500/9758/1). This course has also been assigned 15 credits.

VTCT, Vocational Training Charitable Trust, is a Government-approved awarding organisation which has awarded world class qualifications since 1962 and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom ever since. Our full qualification package includes Hairdressing & Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Sport & Active Leisure, Hospitality & Catering, Business & Retail and Learning & Development.

Study Methods

As this qualification is a distance learning course, you will study from home, allowing you to fit your studies around your family life around a full-time job. You can make the most out of the interactive materials we provide with open access to West London College tutors through email, phone and the online portal.

As you are studying from home, the amount of time you dedicate to your studies is entirely up to you so you must be able to allocate an appropriate schedule to your study time.

Enrolment

We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times. www.wlc.ac.uk/enrol