TAQA Level 3

Training, Assessment, Quality Assurance Level 3 (TAQA)

Who are the Level 3 TAQA qualifications suitable for?

The TAQA qualification is open to anyone wishing to carry out assessments in most learning environments, across a whole range of occupational sectors, including accredited and non-accredited learning. A range of Level 3 Awards, which can be undertaken separately or in combinations, are explained to help decide the most appropriate qualification for you.

Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

The Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of assessment (Unit 301 – 3 credits) is a knowledge-only award for those who are starting their journey as an assessor, or those who need to know about assessment practice but are not currently practicing. It consists of 1 unit assessed through an assignment and some short answer questions.

The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment is for practitioners who assess the demonstration of competence in a work environment using the following assessment methods: observation/examining work products/oral questioning and discussion/use of witnesses/learner statements/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). To achieve this award you will need to complete the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (Unit 301 – 3 credits) and a further unit: Assess occupational competence in the work environment (Unit 302 – 6 credits). Primary evidence must come from your assessment of two genuine learners, on two occasions, in a real work environment with observations from your own assessor.

Who is the qualification suitable for?

TAQA is suitable for candidates that are qualified in the subject they intend to assess or employed in a training or teaching role.

How long does it take?

JACE offer the qualification all year round and the course normally takes 3 months to complete.

You can apply to JACE all year round. No need to wait – get in touch today!

Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement

The Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement is for practitioners who assess knowledge and/or skills in vocationally related subject areas using the following assessment methods: assessments in simulated environments/skills tests/oral and written  questions/assignments/projects/case studies/RPL.

To achieve this you will need to complete the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (Unit 301 – 3 credits) and a further unit; Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding (Unit 303 – 6 credits). Primary evidence must come from your assessment of two genuine learners on two occasions, with observations from your own assessor.

The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocationally related Achievement is for practitioners who may use all of the above-listed assessment methods based upon sound assessment principles. To achieve this you will complete all 3 of the TAQA awards. Remember these three units can be done together.

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