TAQA Course Options

(Replaces NVQ Assessor Awards A1 & A2 and D Units 32 & 33 Awards)

Level 3 Awards

There are four different Level 3 Awards with various Modules/Units:


Level 3 Unit 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 need to know about assessment but who are not presently practicing e.g. aspiring assessors or quality managers

Learning Outcomes:

  • Outcome 1 – Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
  • Outcome 2 – Understand different types of assessment method
  • Outcome 3 – Understand how to plan assessment
  • Outcome 4 – Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
  • Outcome 5 – Understand how to make assessment decisions
  • Outcome 6 – Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
  • Outcome 7 – Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
  • Outcome 8 – Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment


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Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (9 credits)

Unit 1

Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 credits)

Unit 2

Assess occupational competence in the Work Environment (6 credits)

For practitioners who assess the achievement 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 RPL

Learning Outcomes:

  • Outcome 1 – Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
  • Outcome 2 – Understand different types of assessment method
  • Outcome 3 – Understand how to plan assessment
  • Outcome 4 – Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
  • Outcome 5 – Understand how to make assessment decisions
  • Outcome 6 – Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
  • Outcome 7 – Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
  • Outcome 8 – Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment
  • Outcome 9 – Be able to plan the assessment of occupational competence
  • Outcome 10 – Be able to make assessment decisions about occupational competence
  • Outcome 11 – Be able to provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence
  • Outcome 12 – Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing occupational competence



Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (9 credits)

Unit 1

Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 credits)

Unit 3

Assessing Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding (6 credits)

For practitioners who assess achievement in vocationally-related situations e.g. classrooms or workshops and who use the following assessment methods: assessments in simulated environments, skills tests, oral and written questions, projects, case studies and RPL

Learning Outcomes:

  • Outcome 1 – Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
  • Outcome 2 – Understand different types of assessment method
  • Outcome 3 – Understand how to plan assessment
  • Outcome 4 – Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
  • Outcome 5 – Understand how to make assessment decisions
  • Outcome 6 – Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
  • Outcome 7 – Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
  • Outcome 8 – Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment
  • Outcome 9 – Be able to prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Outcome 10 – Be able to carry out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Outcome 11 – Be able to provide required information following the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Outcome 12 – Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding


Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (15 credits)

Unit 1

Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 credits)

Unit 2

Assess occupational competence in the Work Environment (6 credits)

Unit 3

Assessing Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding (6 credits)

For practitioners who need to be qualified to use ALL of the above listed assessment methods

Learning Outcomes:

  • Outcome 1 – Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
  • Outcome 2 – Understand different types of assessment method
  • Outcome 3 – Understand how to plan assessment
  • Outcome 4 – Understand how to involve learners and others in assessment
  • Outcome 5 – Understand how to make assessment decisions
  • Outcome 6 – Understand quality assurance of the assessment process
  • Outcome 7 – Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
  • Outcome 8 – Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment
  • Outcome 9 – Be able to plan the assessment of occupational competence
  • Outcome 10 – Be able to make assessment decisions about occupational competence
  • Outcome 11 – Be able to provide required information following the assessment of occupational competence
  • Outcome 12 – Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing occupational competence
  • Outcome 13 – Be able to prepare assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Outcome 14 – Be able to carry out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Outcome 15 – Be able to provide required information following the assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Outcome 16 – Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding


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