The TAQA assessor qualification replaces the A1 and A2 assessor awards and the D32/33 units. These practitioner qualifications are designed to support the assessment of all new QCF qualifications and other accredited and non- accredited qualifications.
The certificate is designed for practitioners who assess the achievement of competence in a work environment and in vocationally-related situations, using the following assessment methods: observation, examining work products, oral questioning and discussion, use of others (e.g. witnesses), learner statements and RPL, assessments in simulated environments, skills tests, written question, assignments, projects and case studies.
The certificate comprises of 3 units:
Unit 1:Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 credits)
Unit 2: Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment (6 credits)
Units 3: Assess Vocational Skill, Knowledge and Understanding (6 credits)
You will be assessed through completion of an assignments and compilation of a portfolio of evidence to include, observation of assessment practice and professional discussion.
Career Opportunities / Progression
Where this course will take you
The course will allow you to assess in a range of contexts. Depending on your job role, on completion you can progress to the Level 4 Award in Internal Assurance of the Assessment Process.
Candidates undertaking this award must be providing assessment to at least 2 learners within their organisation. You should also be occupational competent in the subject area you wish to assess. To confirm that you have the skills, potential and opportunity to gain the qualification successfully, attendance at an initial pre entry guidance session and completion of a skills scan will be mandatory.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
You will be required to attend a 2 day workshop followed by one to one tutorials and 2 workplace assessments.