The Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) qualifications:

T…raining

A…ssessment

Q...uality

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The assessment and quality assurance qualifications will be part of an integrated suite of TAQA qualifications for training, assessment and quality assurance practitioners.

These qualifications are for people working in, or looking to enter roles in assessment and internal quality assurance.

The units and qualifications will provide people who carry out assessment and internal quality assurance roles in their organisation with the opportunity to develop and improve their practice as well as achieving a professional qualification for the role. They are available to anyone working in: accredited learning; non accredited learning (where people may assess performance but do not assess for a qualification); the NQF and the QCF.

The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (AVA) is the qualification that is required to become an Assessor. Qube Learning can offer and deliver this qualification to individuals who want to pursue a career in assessing.

The qualification is a total of 15 credits, consisting of three units. One knowledge and two performance base 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

The qualification would be delivered through a blended approach with your learning and assessment visits taking place both face to face and remotely.

To be able to complete performance units 2 and 3 from the AVA qualification you will need to be able to identify two learners you can train, develop and assess.

You will need to:

  • Initially assess these learners
  • Effectively plan the assessments
  • Carry out necessary assessments
  • Give feedback to your learners
  • Maintain records
  • Follow the Centre Quality Assurance policies
  • Follow all external and awarding body procedures
  • Maintain own Continual Professional Development

This qualification costs £625pp +VAT and is expected to be completed within 6-8 months.

The Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (IQA) is the qualification that is required to become an Internal Quality Assurer. Qube Learning can offer and deliver this qualification to individuals who want to pursue a career in assessing.

The qualification is a total of 12 credits, consisting of two units. One knowledge and one performance base units:

  • Unit 4: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment
  • Unit 5: Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment

The qualification would be delivered through a blended approach with your learning and assessment visits taking place both face to face and remotely.

To be able to complete the performance unit 5 from the IQA qualification you will need to be able to monitor and quality assure the work of two assessors.

You will need to:

  • Plan the internal quality assurance
  • Plan monitoring activities
  • Carry out internal quality assurance activities
  • Evaluate assessor expertise and competence
  • Evaluate the planning and preparation of assessment process
  • Ensure assessment method are safe, fair, valid and reliable
  • Compare assessor decisions to ensure they are consistent
  • Provide feedback, advice and support, including personal development opportunities to your assessors
  • Apply procedures for recording, storing and maintain records
  • Follow the Centre Quality Assurance policies
  • Follow all external and awarding body procedures
  • Critically reflect on own practices and maintain own Continual Professional Development

This qualification costs £625pp +VAT and is expected to be completed within 8-10 months.

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