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TAQA Assessor and Verifier Training

The TAQA suite of qualifications replaces the A1 and A2 assessor awards and the V1 internal verifier award. These practitioner qualifications are designed to support the assessment and quality assurance of all new QCF qualifications including: Apprenticeships, Functional Skills, Technical Certificates, NVQ’s, Awards, Certificates and Diplomas.

Each qualification includes a full days training followed by one-to-one work with your TAQA assessor at a time to be arranged.

For information or to discuss your requirements call Joan on 01298 213511 or email joan@joanpattersonassociates.com

The next one day training dates (for full qualifications or updates) are on:

Assessor courses:

Monday 4 August or 29 September or 10 November 2014

Verifier courses:

Tuesday 5 August or 30 September or 11 November 2014

Venue:

9.30am – 4.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Chesterfield  S40 4AG.

(Approximately 15 minutes from J29 or J30 of the M1)

To book onto a specific training day please complete the application form. Confirmation, joining information and an invoice will then be sent to you.  For information contact Joan on 01298 213511 or email joan@joanpattersonassociates.com

Update Training

If you already have an assessor or verifier qualification (A1, V1, D32, D33, D34) you can update this by attending the one-day workshop. You will receive a certificate of attendance and resources to support a review of best practice in your workplace. Cost: £60

The majority of assessors and verifiers will complete the Certificate, but TAQA qualifications can be taken in a number of combinations described below – if after reading you are not sure which units you need to be doing please call 01298 213511 or email joan@joanpattersonassociates.com

Duration of the programme varies with individual circumstances but is generally 3 – 6 months.

TAQA Assessing Qualifications:

TAQA Verifying Qualifications:

TAQA IQA Conversion Course for qualified internal verifiers

If you already have D34 or V1 and would like to gain the TAQA Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice, you can APL unit 4 and 5. You will attend the verifiers training day and be assessed on unit 8. This involves gathering some workplace evidence and having a professional discussion. Cost £600

TAQA Assessing Qualifications – (replacing A1 and A2)

Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
(1 unit, 3 credits) £300

A knowledge-only Award for those who need to know about assessment but who are not currently practicing e.g. aspiring assessors or quality managers. This award can be achieved by participating in the one day workshop and is assessed by professional discussion with your TAQA assessor.

This award has one unit:

Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
(2 units, 9 credits) £550

For practitioners who assess the achievement of competence in a work environment using some of the following assessment methods: observation, examining work products, oral questioning and discussion, use of others (e.g. witnesses), learner statements and Recognising Prior Attainment (RPA). This award can be achieved by attending the one day workshop and is assessed by professional discussion, workplace observation and a portfolio of work product evidence.

This Award has 2 units:

Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
(2 units, 9 credits) £550

For practitioners who assess achievement in vocationally-related situations e.g. classrooms or workshops and who use some of the following assessment methods: assessments in simulated environments, skills tests, oral and written questions, assignments, projects, case studies and RPA. This award can be achieved by attending the one day workshop and is assessed by professional discussion, workplace observation and a portfolio of workplace evidence.

This Award has 2 units:

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
(15 credits) £750

For practitioners who assess performance in the workplace and also assess knowledge. This certificate can be achieved by attending the one day workshop and is assessed by professional discussion, workplace observation and a portfolio of workplace evidence.

This Certificate contains all three units of the two Awards:

 

Individual Units

To APL TAQA units into these qualifications phone 01298 213511 or email joan@joanpattersonassociates.com for a personalised quote

TAQA Verifying Qualifications – replacing V1

Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
(1 unit, 6 credits) £350

A knowledge-only Award for those who need to know about internal quality assurance but who are not carrying out quality assurance themselves. These may be experienced assessors or centre managers for example. This award can be achieved by participating in the one day workshop and is assessed by professional discussion with your TAQA assessor.

This award has one unit:

Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
(2 units, 12 credits) £600

For practitioners who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process. This will include sample planning, monitoring and advising assessors. This award can be achieved by attending the one day verification workshop and is assessed by professional discussion, workplace observation and a portfolio of work product evidence.

This award has 2 units:

 

Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
(3 units, 17 credits) £750

For practitioners who lead the internal quality assurance process and have a responsibility for managing the quality of the performance of assessors. They may also develop systems and lead on visits from outside agencies such as awarding organisations. This award can be achieved by attending the one day verification workshop and is assessed by professional discussion, workplace observation and a portfolio of work product evidence.

This Certificate has 3 units:

 

Individual Units

To APL TAQA units into these qualifications phone 01298 213511 or email joan@joanpattersonassociates.com for a personalised quote

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