The Assessor Award – Part of the TAQA Suite of Units: Training Assessment & Quality Assurance

The TAQA qualifications set the standard for those involved in assessing qualifications that are regulated (for example by an external awarding body).  The Assessor Award delivery is designed to be “candidate friendly” and involves extensive one-to-one support for candidates.

Who is the course for?

Those who are involved in the assessment of Regulated Qualifications. Candidates are encouraged to work with their own sector specific qualifications.

Course Objectives/Key Benefits

Assessor Award – TAQA Suite of Units – Course Objectives

On completion candidates will be able to:

  • Assess candidates using differing methods of evidence collection
  • Make assessment decisions
  • Give constructive feedback
  • Assess against national standards
  • Contribute to the Internal Quality process
Course Content

Assessor Award – TAQA Suite of Units – Course Content

  • Candidates are supported by an Assessor who works closely with the candidate and assists them as they build a portfolio of evidence. The Assessor will visit the candidate in their place of work to observe them and advise on portfolio construction as appropriate
  • Candidates will receive an induction onto the award which will help them to understand how to construct their portfolio of evidence
  • Further meetings will be arranged to progress the candidate through the qualification. It is expected that most candidates will achieve the qualification within 12 months. If not achieved within the agreed timescales there may be additional costs

Assessor Award Course outcome/qualification:

The TAQA Assessor Qualification comprises three units and when combined can achieve:

  • Level 3 Award in Understanding Assessment (3 credits) £350 + VAT
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the work Environment (9 credits) £600 + VAT
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (9 Credits) £600 + VAT
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (15 Credits) £750 + VAT
  • Standalone Unit 2 or 3 £150 + VAT

Through discussion, a tutor will advise on the most appropriate units for an interested candidate.

Entry Requirements

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications

  • Qualification in the occupational area they will be assessing
  • Access to two learners – the assessment of these learners will be the basis for evidence for this qualification.
Course Progression

Recommended follow-up courses

The TAQA Internal Quality Assurance Award or Certificate

The Assessor Award – Part of the TAQA Suite of Units: Training Assessment & Quality Assurance
DurationSee notes in Course Content
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateFlexible. Induction will be arranged on a one-to-one basis
Fee(s)Price per delegate: Prices on Application (Includes Portfolio toolkit, C&G registration and certification fee)


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