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  • Level 3 and 4 Awards and Certificates in Assessment and Quality Assurance (also known as TAQA)

    The Level 3 and Level 4 Awards and Certificates in assessment and quality assurance represent a significant improvement in the approach to qualifications for assessment and quality assurance. This improved approach now includes the assessment of knowledge and/or skills in a vocationally related environment in addition to assessment of competence in a work environment. It also comprises quality assurance in the assessment process and development of systems and procedures for managing the practice and performance of assessors. The qualifications are accredited by City and Guilds and offered in a range of options as detailed below. Not sure which option is right for you then please call us to discuss.

    The Level 3 Qualifications for Assessment


    Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 credits)
    Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 credits) A knowledge-only Award for those who are starting their journey as an assessor, or for those who need to know about assessment practice but who are not currently practicing e.g. a starting point for aspiring assessors or a professional development qualification for managers, HR or quality assurance personnel.


    Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 credits)
    Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 credits) For practitioners who assess the demonstration of competence in a work environment using the following assessment methods: observation, examining work products, oral questioning and discussion, use of others (e.g. witnesses), learner statements and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
    Unit 2: Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment (6 credits)


    Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (9 credits)
    Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 credits) For practitioners who assess knowledge and/or skills in vocationally-related subject areas who use the following assessment methods: assessments in simulated environments, skills tests, oral and written questions, assignments, projects, case studies and RPL. This may take place in training workshops, classrooms or other learning environments.
    Unit 3: Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding (6 credits)


    Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (15 credits)
    Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 credits) For practitioners who may use ALL of the above listed assessment methods based upon sound assessment principles.
    Unit 2: Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment (6 credits)
    Unit 3: Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding (6 credits)


    The Level 4 qualifications for Quality Assurance


    Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (6 credits)
    Unit 4: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment (6 credits) A knowledge-only Award for those who are starting their journey as an internal quality assurance practitioners or for those who need to know about internal quality assurance but who are not carrying out quality assurance themselves. This might be people such as experienced assessors or centre managers, HR or quality assurance personnel.


    Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (12 credits)
    Unit 4: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment (6 credits) For practitioners who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process from within a centre or organisation, by sample planning, monitoring and advising on the practice of assessors.
    Unit 5: Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment (6 credits)


    Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (17 credits)
    Unit 4: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment (6 credits) For practitioners who lead the internal quality assurance process within a centre/organisation and have a responsibility for managing the quality of the assessment process, practice and the performance of assessors. They may also develop systems and lead on visits from outside agencies such as awarding organisations.
    Unit 5: Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment (6 credits)
    Unit 8: Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Own Area of Responsibility (5 credits)



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