Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement within the Hair & Beauty Sector

L3 Level 3
Part Time
7 September 2020 — 18 June 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

Our VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a vocational assessor.  Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, this qualification is designed for learners aged 19 years or older, and will support you to gain employment as a vocational assessor, as the units covered throughout the course make up all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

This is a practical-based qualification, which aims to evaluate occupational competence in the work environment, as well as assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (i.e. workshops, classrooms or other training environments).

What you will study

This programme covers a number of units including the principles and practices of assessment, and evaluates learners' occupational competence in the work place, as well as assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding of education and training. This qualification is the only Level 3 certificate offered by VTCT in Assessing Vocational Achievement.

Course fee per year

Course Fee: £311.00

Exam Fee: £69.00

Entry requirements

You will require competence in the vocational subject area that you will be assessing. You will need access to a cohort of learners so that you can gather evidence through assessment.

Teaching and assessment

  • There are no assessment details set.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

7 September 2020

End date

18 June 2021

Time of day

Day Time

Part Time

3 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)


What our students say

Ever since I can remember I have always enjoyed doing hair and beauty. Through the contacts that one of our tutors had, I obtained a job working in a spa. The practical skills I have gained from studying at CAVC have been amazing.

Complementary Therapies
Kelsey Bounds
Studied Beauty and Spa Therapy Level 3

Need to know



We're one of the largest colleges in the country with more than 30,000 people learning with us each year.

Learning Support

Our dedicated support teams offer support with additional learning needs, wellbeing and more.
Performing Arts


CAVC offers lots of opportunities beyond your studies including a great enrichment programme and sporting opportunities.

Next steps

Find out more

Download a course guide for your area of interest.

Open Evenings

Visit us at one of ours sites, chat to tutors about your course of interest and see our great facilities for yourself.

Apply online

Applying to CAVC is easy and all online.


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE