TAQA - Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

Subject: Education

Employers Students

This qualification is part of the training, assessment and quality assurance (TAQA) suite of courses. It is ideal if you are a practitioner who uses a wide range of assessment methods based upon sound assessment principles. The assessment methods you use may include:

  • Assessments in simulated environments
  • Skills Tests
  • Oral and written questions
  • Observation
  • Use of others (e.g. witnesses)
  • Projects
  • Learner statements

Key Facts

  • 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 date: 19 April and 20 April or 8 November and 9 November 2022
  • Location: Your organisation must be within a 90 minute radius of Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire), North London or Leeds. However if your business is located outside of this area, please contact us as we may be able to meet your training needs.


Entry Requirements

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.

Course Content

The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is worth 15 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

Unit 3 – Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding



Assessment for this qualification is by a combination of written answers, work related portfolio evidence and observed assessment.

Course Fees

Course fees are to be paid in full before the beginning 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.

Full Fee

Awarding Body Fees*

City & Guilds registration and exam fees: £91.70

* Awarding Body Fees are payable by all students or employers and recharged at cost and may be subject to change.

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.

What Next?

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 suiteEducation.


CAW Connect

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


What our Business School students say:

“I have enjoyed learning new skills and applying some of these to my current job”
“The tutors are very helpful and supportive and provide me with regular reviews on my progress”
“The course fits around my everyday work making this easy to complete”
“The tutors are extremely helpful and always manage to find time to provide support and answer any queries”

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