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Assessor Training for the Military/Armed Forces

If you work for the Military / Armed Forces and you’re looking for Assessor training, you’ve come to the right place… We specialise in delivering the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (also known as the CAVA).  This is the recognised qualification for Assessors working in any occupation, in both the public and private sector.

We have a no-nonsense approach and can help you get qualified quickly and with the minimum of fuss.  We have ex-Military on our training team with extensive experience of delivering the Assessor qualification to military staff.  If qualification is a priority, it’s possible to achieve certification in just a few short weeks.

About ATDirect

ATDirect have over 12 years’ experience in Assessor training and have trained over 2000 Assessors (and IQAs) to date including many Assessors working for the Military / Armed Forces.

We are very flexible and can provide in-house training at short notice anywhere in the country.  We also offer regular scheduled courses in London, Birmingham and Manchester, and online courses for those who want bite-sized training that fits around home and work commitments.

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Ministry of Defence HQ, London
Ministry Of Defence, UAE
Ministry of Defence, UAE
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Ministry Of Defence, UAE
RAF College Cranwell
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we’ve trained many military personnel based in the UK and the United arab emirates

ATDirect is currently working closely with MoD staff in the UK to help implement qualifications that will help MoD staff gain vocational qualifications which will be recognised both inside the military, and in civilian life.

In early 2021, ATDirect delivered UK-accredited Trainer, Assessor and IQA qualifications in the United Arab Emirates to over 50 UAE MoD staff who will be key to implementing the UAE National Qualifications Framework in that sector.


In House Course at Ministry of Defence, UAE


For companies & organisations with groups of trainees

A 1-day Assessor course is delivered for two or more trainees at a time and place of your choosing anywhere in the United Kingdom.

£545+VAT per head for a group of 4

£595+VAT per head for a group of 3

£645+VAT per head for a group of 2

A one-off travel supplement of between £50 and £300 may apply depending on your company’s location – please enquire.


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For individuals or small groups looking for flexible/convenient training

Training is delivered online via email and integrated Skype/Zoom sessions and is both flexible and convenient. The training is driven by your own timetable and can be broken up into bite-sized sessions to fit around busy home and work commitments.

£595+VAT per head

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Open courses for anybody looking to get qualified

These are classroom-based, 1-day Assessor courses in key locations around the UK, including London, Birmingham and Manchester. Training is in small groups and for people from any occupation. Just pick a date and location and get in touch!

Upcoming dates:

To be confirmed

£595+VAT per head

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What qualifications do I need to be an Assessor?

The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is the nationally recognised qualification for anyone wanting to be an Assessor.  It is a generic qualification which covers all occupations.

Who is this course aimed at?

The Assessor course is aimed at people who assess others in either work and/or training environments.  It covers how to plan, prepare, conduct and gather evidence for assessment using a range of assessment methods.

What are the Course Entry Requirements?

There are no entry or qualification requirements for the Assessor course.  We do, however, recommend that the online training route is best-suited to people with some experience of assessment.

What is the structure of this qualification?

The Level 3 Assessor Certificate comprises 3 units of competence:

  1. Understand principles and practice
  2. Assess occupational competence in the work environment
  3. Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

All 3 units are mandatory.

What do I have to do to get qualified?

  • 1 day training course
  • 4 practical assessments – the first assessment takes place on the training course day.
  • Gather evidence for your Portfolio of Evidence (with our personal support as required).

How is the Course Assessed?

You are assessed on the basis of a Portfolio of Evidence.  You will be allocated an Assessor who will support you through the process of gathering evidence for your portfolio.

How Long Does it Take to Get Qualified?

If getting qualified is a priority for you, it is possible to be certificated 3 weeks after you’ve completed the 1 day training course.

Who Awards the Certificates?

Your certificate is awarded by NCFE, a nationally-recognised Awarding Body for the Assessor, IQA and Trainer qualifications.

What does the course cost include?

The cost includes all pre-course preparation and materials, training, Awarding Body (NCFE) registration fee, Centre admin fee, portfolio, personal on-going support & guidance through to qualification, and certification.

Are there other Assessor Qualifications?

There are 3 other Assessor qualifications:

  1.  A theory-only qualification
  2. A 2-unit award which covers assessing in a work environment only
  3. A 2-unit award which covers assessing in a training environment only

We recommend the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (the 3-unit qualification) because it covers all of the above and will equip you to assess in different environments and using a wide range of assessment methods.  However, if you wish to pursue one of the above, please contact us for further details.

For more about the Assessor Qualifications visit here


The Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELCAS) is a funding stream available for eligible members of the Armed Forces wishing to gain nationally-recognised qualifications to assist gaining employment in civvy street.  Serving personnel, or veterans who left within the last 5 years, may both be eligible for ELCAS financial support.

ATDirect is an approved ELCAS training provider with over 12 years’ experience delivering Trainer, Assessor, and Quality Assurer qualifications.  All our Tutor staff are from a uniformed-services background.

For further information please visit our ELCAS Courses page.

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If you work in the military / armed forces OR HAVE JUST LEFT, wherever you are based, our friendly team will be happy to discuss your requirements and answer any questions


To book, just give us a call, email us or complete the contact form below and we’ll be in touch shortly.

0800 246 5574

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