The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement qualification is for learners aged 19 and above. This is the same course some people call TAQA. It is the course that has replaced the old A1 assessor course, also known as the Assessors award.
This qualification is intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (for example a workshop, classroom or other training environment).
In order to gain the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement you will need to complete a portfolio of evidence addressing the following mandatory units:
Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
Assess occupational competence in the work environment
Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
There must be evidence of you carrying out at least two assessments of two learners’ skills, knowledge and understanding (four assessments in total).
How Is The Course Delivered:
The structure of the course includes an induction workshop where you will learn about the theory and under-pinning knowledge of working as an assessor. The induction is also for the purpose of letting you know how the course will be assessed and an opportunity for you to ask questions. We are based in South Wales but can arrange courses at your premises (subject to numbers).
We usually give trainee-assessors up to six weeks to complete the unit questions that come with unit one. Once you have completed the theory and are ready for the practical part of the course, you will prepare, plan and conduct assessments with your two candidates. Your allocated assessor will support you during your assessor journey with your own two candidates.
Qualification & Progression:
The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) is a practical-based qualification that leads onto Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) is a practical-based qualification intended for those leading a team of internal quality assurance staff.