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TAQA - Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview


What Does The Programme Include

There are 7 delivery sessions plus additional tutorial sessions to support you in your assessments which will be arranged with you at a time convenient to you and your tutor.

Entry Requirements

You will need the following:

  • Level 3 qualification in your subject area
  • Ideally, a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths
  • Access to two candidates who you can assess through two units each on an accredited qualification
  • To be part of a team including an IQA and an experienced assessor who can countersign your work

How The Course Will Be Assessed

Assessment will include a series of written assignments, observations, professional discussions and presentations to peers. All the evidence of these tasks will be used to create your portfolio.

Fees, Finance & Funding


Additional Information

Cohort 1 — September 2018 Start 

Date Time Details

29/​08/​2018 5.00 — 6.30pm Interview /​Advice and Guidance day

12/​09/​2018 5.00 — 6.30pm Start DatePrincipals and Regulations of assessment

26/​09/​2018 5.00 — 6.30pm Assessment Methods

10/​10/​2018 5.00 — 6.30pm Regulations and requirements

31/​10/​2018 5.00 — 6.30pm Quality Assurance and confidentiality

14/​11/​2018 5.00 — 6.30pm Minimising risks in assessment processes

28/​11/​2018 5.00 — 6.30pm Assessment planning

12/​12/​2018 5.00 — 6.30pm Feedback, tracking and verification”

Cohort 2 — January 2019 Start 

Date Time Details

09/​01/​2019 5.00 — 6.30pm Interview /​Advice and Guidance day

23/​01/​2019 5.00 — 6.30pm Start Date Principals and Regulations of assessment

06/​02/​2019 5.00 — 6.30pm Assessment Methods

27/​02/​2019 5.00 — 6.30pm Regulations and requirements

13/​03/​2019 5.00 — 6.30pm Quality Assurance and confidentiality

27/​03/​2019 5.00 — 6.30pm Minimising risks in assessment processes

24/​04/​2019 5.00 — 6.30pm Assessment planning

08/​05/​2019 5.00 — 6.30pm Feedback, tracking and verification”

Potential Future Career

Having completed this course students who are also involved in Internal Verification can progress to the TAQA Level 4 Award in Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices” href=“” Level 4 Award in Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices

Course Content

he following Units are covered:

Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding


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Studying for my degree was the best thing I ever did. I have been appointed as an Outdoor Education Lead for a local school where I will build and implement a forest school education from scratch.

Gemma Devitt



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