'TAQA' stands for:
These qualifications are for staff that are working in, or looking to gain entry to, roles in Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance.
These qualifications provide people who carry out assessment and internal quality assurance roles in their organisation with the opportunity to develop and improve their practice as well as achieving a professional qualification for the role. They have been developed for those working in accredited learning, non accredited learning, the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF).
The qualifications consist of a mix of units - some competence-based and some knowledge based units. The knowledge only units (which are titled 'Understanding the principles and practices of...) allow anyone who is interested in or needs to know about assessment and quality assurance - but is not a practitioner - to acquire knowledge and information about the roles.
Successful achievers will understand the principles of assessment and internal quality assurance and have the knowledge to develop and improve systems at their centre.
TA Award (for Assessors)
Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
QA Award (for Internal Verifiers)
Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice