Assessor Training
TAQA (Training, Assessment, Quality and Assurance)

This qualification is best suited to individuals looking to start a successful career as an Assessor.

 

It is designed for those who wish to use their knowledge and skills to assess Apprenticeships and NVQ’s.  Are you seeking an effective way to share your skills and knowledge? Then perhaps undertaking a work based assessor award is just what you’re searching for.

We will help you gain practical experience and the supporting knowledge needed to be able to carry out assessments in the workplace. You will learn different assessment methods to ensure learners are reaching occupational standards.

The course consists of self-directed study, tutorials and mentor guidance. Tailor made to be flexible, the TAQA course is delivered to fit around you and your work.

Whether it’s another string to your bow or a change in career you are looking for, we will equip you for this next stage of progression in your career.

The Qualification

The TAQA suite of qualifications replaces the A1 and A2 assessor awards. They are designed to support the assessment and quality assurance of all QCF qualifications including, apprenticeships, NVQ’s, Functional Skills and various Technical Certificates.

There are four options for those, who wish to pursue a career as an assessor.

 

Option 1 – Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment.

This is a knowledge only qualification, for those who simply need to understand how assessment works. It is useful for managers who want to support their delivery and assessment staff. It is made up of the following unit:

Unit 1 – Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

 

Option 2 – Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the work environment

This qualification is for those who need to assess in a work environment, and is made up of the following units:

Unit 1 – Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Unit 2 – Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

 

Option 3 – Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement

This qualification is for those who need to assess in classroom environments, and is made up of the following qualifications:

Unit 1 – Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Unit 3 – Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

 

Option 4 – Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

this qualification is for those who need to assess in both classroom and work environments, and is the equivalent to the old A1 Award. It is made up of the following units:

Unit 1 – Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Unit 2 – Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

Unit 3 – Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

 

Depending on prior qualifications, some learners may be exempt from certain units. Please contact us to discuss your own specific requirements.

 

Course Delivery

The qualification is delivered online, using our bespoke Learning Platform, The Sports Brain™, giving students access to their work anywhere and at any time.

The professionally written and designed course materials will guide you every step of the way.

We also understand that sometimes you will need more that just support from the learning platform. For this reason, once enrolled, you will be assigned a dedicated ‘Learning Angel’, who will provide you with support at every step of the way, including marking and feedback of your assignments.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through a series of of assignments on the learning platform, that will delve into your knowledge and test your understanding.

These are broken down into bite sized chunks, to allow you to fit it around your busy lifestyle.

Entry Requirements

First of all you need to be competent in the field you are planning to assess in.

Ideally, you will need Level 2 English and be IT literate. You must have internet access to log in to The Sports Brain™. Finally you will need to be self-motivated and have a desire to achieve your goals.

Enrolment

To enrol, chose a payment method - either in full, or drop us a line to discuss our instalment options.

As soon as you complete the payment process, you will be sent the log in details, and a ‘learning angel’ will call you to discuss your needs.

 

Cost: TBC

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