Assessor Award TAQA - CAVA
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TAQA Award/Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA)

£295.00£500.00

Price is per online user of this course. Applicable VAT is to be added.

This TAQA Assessor Training online programme, accredited by Edexcel (Pearsons) has been designed to train you in the theoretical and practical skills needed to support the assessment process of QCF qualifications or other professional industry specific qualifications.

The price per user, as shown in the drop down below, includes:

* Registration with the Awarding Organisation
* Certification
* A designated tutor
* Online learning materials
* Submission of assignments online for assessment and feedback
* Email and telephone support

Most students complete the qualification within three months.

Please note: students must have two candidates ready to assess in order to complete units 2 and 3.

See below for further information.

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Product Description

Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

The TAQA Assessor qualifications consist of learning outcomes and assessment criteria from the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) at level 3. Each qualification awards QCF Credits. One credit equals approximately 10 hours of learning.

The qualification units form part of the Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) suite of qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland; separate standards are available in Scotland.

Qualification Routes

The assessor qualifications are made up of a combination of units according to job role. The knowledge unit, which is a requirement of all three qualification routes, can be undertaken whether the candidate is in an assessors job role or not. For those working in an assessors role there are then one or two performance units depending on the requirements of their job role.

Your choice of qualification will depend upon your role and what you will be quality assuring:

Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 Credits)

Unit to be taken:

Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Demonstrate knowledge of different methods of assessment, planning assessments, involving others, making assessment decisions, understanding quality assurance as well as legal and good practice requirements, and managing information.  Method of assessment is online assignments (questions & answers).

There are no formal entry requirements and you can continue onto units 2 & 3 of the TAQA qualification and become a fully qualified assessor.

The course is delivered online and there is no classroom attendance required.  Method of assessment is online assignments (questions & answers). The course is self-paced and you have up to 12 months to complete.

Price £295

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

Units to be taken:

Unit 1 Understanding the principles and practices of assessment 3 Credits

Unit 2 Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment 6 Credits

The qualification is ideal for those carrying out NVQ-type qualifications, where assessments are carried out at work with candidates performing everyday duties.  Method of assessment is via observation of candidate carrying out an assessment in the workplace, questioning the learner, discussions with the learner, and examining learner statements and their work products.

The course is delivered online and there is no classroom attendance required.  The course is self-paced and you have up to 12 months to complete.

Important Note about Assessing Occupational Competence There must be evidence of the trainee assessor carrying out at least two assessments of two learner’s occupational competence (four assessments in total). This occupational competence must not be in assessment itself. In other words, evidence for this unit must not come from the trainee assessing another trainee assessor who, in turn, is assessing someone else. In gathering evidence for the TAQA qualifications an unqualified assessor is not allowed to assess competence of another unqualified assessor.

Price: Standard £450

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

Units to be taken:

Unit 1 Understanding the principles and practices of assessment 3 Credits

Unit 3 Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding 6 Credits

These units are for assessors who carry out assessment of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding using the following assessment methods: assessments in simulated environments, skills tests, oral and written questions, assignments, projects, case studies and RPL. This could take place in classrooms, training workshops, or other learning environments.

There are four learning outcomes in the performance unit:

  • prepare assessments of vocational, skills, knowledge and understating
  • carry out assessments of vocational, skills, knowledge and understating  provide required information following the assessment of vocational, skills, knowledge and understating
  • maintain legal and good practice requirements when assessing vocational, skills, knowledge and understating

Important Note about Assessing Occupational Competence There must be evidence of the trainee assessor carrying out at least two assessments of two learner’s occupational competence (four assessments in total). This occupational competence must not be in assessment itself. In other words, evidence for this unit must not come from the trainee assessing another trainee assessor who, in turn, is assessing someone else. In gathering evidence for the TAQA qualifications an unqualified assessor is not allowed to assess competence of another unqualified assessor.

Price: Standard £450

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (15 Credits)

Units to be taken:

This qualification is aimed at those who carry out assessments in the classroom or in other training environments.  Candidates needs to prepare and carry out assessments such as tests, assignments or projects, keep records and follow legal and good practice requirements.  Method of assessment is by observation.

Unit 1 Understanding the principles and practices of assessment 3 Credits

Unit 2 Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment 6 Credits

Unit 3 Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding 6 Credits

Important Note about Assessing Occupational Competence There must be evidence of the trainee assessor carrying out at least two assessments of two learner’s occupational competence (four assessments in total). This occupational competence must not be in assessment itself. In other words, evidence for this unit must not come from the trainee assessing another trainee assessor who, in turn, is assessing someone else. In gathering evidence for the TAQA qualifications an unqualified assessor is not allowed to assess competence of another unqualified assessor.

Price: Standard £500

Course Format

Each learner is required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates that all learning outcomes have been met. The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio include assessor observations; witness testimonies; work sheets; product evidence; assignments/ projects/ reports; professional discussions; question and answers; recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Learners will be assessed and mentored by an experienced and highly qualified TAQA trainer. They will assist learners to assemble their portfolio and prepare for assessment. In addition the learners will have access to a range of learning materials; webinars; email and telephone support throughout their TAQA programme together with resources as required.

There are no tests or exams, instead you will be supported to build a portfolio of evidence including examples of your candidates work, assessment plans, feedback, questions about assessing and professional discussions with your assessor. You will have a personal tutor who guides you through the course, providing feedback at every stage.

The online course is completed entirely at your own pace.

Entry Requirements

The TAQA qualifications are open to people carrying out assessments and quality assurance in most learning environments including FE, Adult Continuing Learning, Employers and Third Sector. They are designed for anyone assessing and carrying out quality assurance in all occupational sectors, accredited learning, non-accredited learning (e.g. where performance is being assessed by the learner is not undertaking a qualification) and qualifications on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).

This qualification is open to candidates at any age, of either gender and there are no entry barriers on the grounds of race, creed or academic attainment in learning. These qualifications are designed for learners aged 19 and above. There are not any specific prior learning requirements for these qualifications though learners may find it helpful if they have achieved a level 2 qualification.

Testimonial

‘I took this course so that I could become a qualified assessor, as it is a kep aspect in my role as lecturer. The course was very good, very efficient, and all work was via Moodle. The tutor was excellent, very prompt in feedback and with guidance – highly recommended!’ Gulam B

Payment

Payment can be made through the website with PayPal, credit or debit card, or by phoning us and requesting an invoice. Invoices can be paid with credit or debit card using the Pay Now button on the invoice or by bank transfer.

Payment by instalments can be arranged – please phone 0844 854 9218 to obtain details.

Discounts

Please phone a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 to find out about discounts available for multiple users of this course.

Additional Information

Subject

Education and Training

level

Level 3

guided-learning-hours

50 – 100

resource-type

Online Course

mobile-compatible

Yes

online-access-duration

12 months

accredited-qualification

Yes

Purchase Options:

Level 3 Award (3 credits), Level 3 Award Assessing Competence (9 credits), Level 3 Award Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (9 credits), Level 3 Certificate (15 credits)

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