TAQA - Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
This qualification is part of the training, assessment and quality assurance (TAQA) suite of courses. It is ideal if you are a practitioner who assesses the demonstration of competence in a work environment by using methods such as observation. Examining work products, oral questioning and discussion, use of others (e.g. witnesses), learner statements and Recognition of Prior Learning (RLP).
- Attendance: 2 half day online sessions. In addition all tuition, support and assessment will be provided in the workplace, online and via email and telephone contact.
- Duration: Six months
- Start dates:
- November 2023: 13 November and 14 November 2023
- April 2024: 17 April and 18 April 2024
- November 2024: 13 November and 14 November 2024
- Location: Virtual - can be studied from anywhere
There are no formal entry requirements but a basic competency in English and maths will be necessary and it is expected that all assessors and quality assurance individuals have occupational competence in the areas that they are assessing in.
You will also need to be working in an accredited, or non-accredited learning role.
The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment is worth 9 credits. It consists of the units below:
Unit 1 – Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
Unit 2 – Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment
Assessment for this qualification is by a combination of written answers, work related portfolio evidence and observed assessment.
Course fees must be settled prior to the start of the course.
If you have not achieved your qualification by the planned end date detailed in your individual learning plan, continued support and course access is available by paying monthly direct debit payments until certification is achieved.
Awarding Body Fees*
City & Guilds registration and exam fees: £67.70
* Awarding Body Fees are payable by all students or employers and recharged at cost and may be subject to change.
The CAW Loans2Learn scheme is a personal loan that can help you to spread the cost of your course into manageable payments. The loan can be used to fully or partially cover your course fees (but does not cover any awarding body fees, such as enrolment and examination fees). Please contact us for more information.
Before making any financial decision it is recommended that you seek advice from an independent source, for example the Money Advice Service.
These are current figures and may be subject to change. The differences in course fees reflect the level of funding that is available as a result of government policies and priorities. These may be as a result of age, employment status, previous education achievements, or location for example, and are outside the control of CAW Business School.
Following completion of this qualification you will have an understanding regarding assessment practice. You may wish to continue your studies and undertake the next level qualification within the TAQA suite.
After you complete your studies with CAW Business School, you will be invited to join our alumni association, CAW Connect. CAW Connect is a social networking website and education hub which gives you the opportunity to connect with other alumni, enjoy industry discounts, make use of exclusive careers advice and resources, find new job opportunities and keep up-to-date with the latest industry news. Find out more about CAW Connect
"I found the TAQA level 3 a really useful qualification to help build my confidence and skills in assessing. My tutor was supportive and encouraging throughout, particularly in helping me to understand how to plan for the observations for the course. The TAQA workbook was a highlight for me. I really enjoyed working through this and realising how much I had learnt in the sessions".
Sarah Greaves, Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment, August 2023
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