Assessing Vocational Achievement - City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate (TAQA)

This course requires you to follow an application process.

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Course code: AF1161F

This qualification forms part of the TAQA (Training, Assessment, Quality Assurance) suite of qualifications. It is suitable for people working in or looking to enter roles in assessment, and replaces the Assessor and Verifier (A&V) Units.



From 01 Aug 2023 to 31 Jul 2024
Tue Wed 10:00-12:00

One day

31 Jul 2024

10:00 to 12:00



BH15 3DL


Fees and concessions

total  fee  for  this  course: £811.00.

the full tuition fee for this course: £811.00  (concessions free) .


Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>This qualification forms part of the TAQA (Training, Assessment, Quality Assurance) suite of qualifications. It is suitable for people working in or looking to enter roles in assessment, and replaces the Assessor and Verifier (A&V) Units. The qualification provides people who carry out assessment in their organisation with the opportunity to develop and improve their practice as well as achieving a professional qualification for the role. They are available to anyone working in accredited learning or non accredited learning (where people may assess performance but do not assess for a qualification).</p>

<p>The qualification includes the following units:</p>

<li>301 Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment</li>
<li>302 Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment</li>
<li>303 Assessing Vocational Skills Knowledge and Understanding</li>

<p>Unit 301 is a knowledge based unit and is completed by studying an e-learning package. Following this, you will complete a written assignment and professional discussion to evidence your understanding of all the learning outcomes for this unit. The evidence for Units 302 and 303 will come primarily from an observation of a candidate assessor assessing two learners on two occasions in a work environment. Each assessment will cover all stages from planning to feedback and updating records. Overall the candidate assessor must show that they have covered a minimum of three assessment methods from the seven in this unit. The learner will be allocated 8 hours of assessment time to evidence their competence in assessing learners using the listed assessment methods.</p>

<p>You will be required to attend 3 workshops - dates to be confirmed according to your availability - and additional one to one meetings with your assessor, as required. A variety of learning activities will be used on this course, including tutor presentation and demonstration, practical application of skills, individual and group work, discussions, Q&A, internet research, individual research and project work. Where relevant, your learning will enable you to develop skills and knowledge required for work. There may be vocational specialist guest speakers, or employers, invited to share their skills and experience.</p>

<p>Regular home study will be necessary to successfully complete this course. You will be supported to develop good study skills. Your tutor will also support you to improve your English and maths skills alongside your learning of your vocational subject. This will include assessing your current skills and planning learning activities related to your subject that are designed to develop your skills in these areas. To support this, you will undertake some e-learning modules, where appropriate, as homework. There may be the opportunity to undertake a work placement during your course. Full details will be shared at induction. If you have declared at enrolment that you are unemployed, you will be invited to meet with our Learning Adviser, or a Work Coach, to identify other learning and work placement opportunities that will support you to secure employment or improve your employment prospects. We highly recommend that you engage fully in any other learning opportunities that we help you identify.</p>

<p>This is a vocational course leading to a qualification, and the cost of it is subsidised by public funding. You will be required to complete all of the necessary coursework/assignments or exams by the given deadlines. Please note: if you do not successfully complete the course within this academic year, you will not be able to repeat it at the subsidised fee. For further information on the syllabus for this course please go to <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>An Application process is applicable to this course. </p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p>This is a Level 3 assessed course. Once completed, your work will be marked and internally verified. An external verifier from the awarding body will visit to review your work before you receive your certificate. As soon as your certificate is received by Skills & Learning it will be forwarded to you.</p>

<li><strong>Awarding body: </strong>City & Guilds</li>
<li><strong>Assignments/Course work: </strong>e-learning modules (unit 301), written assignments, observation by your assessor and professional discussion.</li>
<li><strong>Examination(s): </strong>None</li>

<p>You will negotiate a Personal Learning Plan with your tutor identifying the areas you need to develop; this will be reviewed at regular intervals. Please note that this qualification must be completed within the deadline set. It may be possible to re-sit the examination within the academic year at an additional fee.</p>

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

<p>We have designed this course to support you with working in the Education and Training sector. Successful completion of this course will provide skills and knowledge required for job roles in education, training and assessing. This course is for those who wish to develop their knowledge of the assessment process and assessing skills, and wish to gain a recognised assessor qualification.</p>

<p>You can check the suitability of this course for a preferred career path or route to employment by looking at various job profiles on the National Careers Service website; <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>

<p>There is an expectation that if you enrol on this course, you are willing to commit fully to the period of time involved in this course, the associated home study and the assessed work required, and intend to sit the examination if applicable.</p>

<p>English language skills at Level 2 are required. You may be asked to complete an online assessment in English prior to submitting a course application or as part of an enrolment session.</p>

Materials and costs

<p>Essential resources required to achieve your qualification are: access to a PC, laptop, notebook or tablet with broadband/wi-fi. Desirable resources required are: headphones. There may be further materials you could obtain to further support your study. You will be guided by your tutor prior to any purchase.</p>

<p>Please note - anything provided is on loan to you and must be returned at the end of the course. If it is not returned you will be invoiced for the full cost of a replacement. </p>

Next Step

<p>Depending on your role you may wish to consider the Education and Training level 3 Award (formerly PTLLS) to further develop your knowledge and teaching practice.</p>

<p>Other courses may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers. There are a range of courses available to help the development of skills for work.</p>

<p>There are a variety of e-learning courses that can be started at any time of the year. See the website for more details.</p>

<p>Up to date English and maths Functional Skills qualifications can help you progress at work or into further or higher education. Skills&Learning work with local employers to offer Traineeships and Apprenticeships to young people.</p>

<p>Your tutor may also be able to discuss the possible next step options with you.</p>

<p>You may like to talk with our Learning Adviser about other Skills & Learning courses. Alternatively, general careers advice and guidance can be provided by National Careers Service <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. For further information please contact us on 01202 123444.</p><p>Need support planning your next steps? Our experienced Careers Advisors at Skills &amp; Learning can offer personalised guidance on choosing the right course, exploring career paths, developing interview skills, updating your CV and much more. Book a FREE appointment today and get the support you need to achieve your goals. Visit: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. Call us at 01202 123444 for more information.</p>

Additional information

<p><strong>English, maths and computing skills:</strong> all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.<br />
<strong>Refunds:</strong> please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website <a href=""></a> or in our brochure.<br />
<strong>Attendance:</strong> before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.<br />
<strong>Places on courses:</strong> many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills &amp; Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.<br />
<strong>Fully funded learners:</strong> if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.<br />
<strong>Home study:</strong> you will&nbsp;be required to do significant&nbsp;study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.<br />
<strong>Qualification Levels:</strong> there is further information about qualification levels on our website.<br />
<strong>Proof of identity:</strong> please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.<br />
<strong>Off-site activities:</strong> with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.<br />
<strong>Parking at centres:</strong> parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Refreshments:</strong> tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Unspent Criminal Convictions</strong> we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to <a href=""></a>.<br />
If you have any <strong>accessibility or disability issues</strong> that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail <a href=""></a>. All enquiries are treated in confidence.</p>