The TAQA Level 3 Assessors Award is a qualification for practitioners assessing competence in the work environment. These were previously called the D Units or Assessor and Verifier Awards but are now known as the TAQA (Training, Assessor and Quality Assurance) Awards. For some qualifications it is stipulated by the Awarding Organisation that assessors must hold a relevant assessor qualification. This is an ‘in service’ award and candidates must have access to trainees (by job role or placement) in order to complete the process.
- Introduction to the award and the assessment requirements
- How to plan for assessment
- How to assess candidate's performance and knowledge against national standards
- How to record and process assessment decisions
- How to standardise assessment decisions
- Observation of assessment and feedback skills in the workplace
- Building a portfolio of evidence
The programme is flexible and includes a blend of tutorials, independent study, written work, gathering of evidence, observation of practice and portfolio building.
There are many areas in the skills sector where qualifications are gained by on-the-job assessment. Bricklaying, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Customer Service and apprenticeship programmes are all examples of areas where such assessment takes place. This means there is a need for trained staff to undertake the role of the assessor for these qualifications. In order to do this you need qualifications and experience in the specific skills area and a knowledge of the assessment approach as demonstrated by holding a relevant assessor qualifications.
Candidates for this qualification must:
- Have access to an appropriate assessment centre
- Have access to at least 2 candidates to be assessed
- Have access to an assessor/mentor for countersigning
- Have the potential to study at this level (A-level equivalent)
- Have occupational competency in the qualification they are assessing
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