TAQA Assessor Awards

TAQA Assessor Awards

There are three units that make up this suite of qualifications. One is knowledge-based and the other two are performance units (gathering evidence). The qualifications are made up by combining two or three of the units and they may be studied in any order or at the same time. Below is an explanation about each unit to help you choose the most suitable combination for your assessing qualification.

The three units are as follows:

Unit 1
A knowledge-based unit that is a qualification in itself. As the name suggests, it is for those who want or are required to develop their understanding of the principles and practices of assessing vocational competence but are not required to put this knowledge into practice. This unit is a mandatory unit for all TAQA Assessor qualifications. (3 credits)

Unit 2
A performance unit for anyone who assesses in the work environment using methods such as observing performance, asking questions, examining products of work and gathering of evidence. It may be used in a work environment or a programme of learning. (6 credits)

Unit 3
A performance unit for anyone who assess in any environment using methods such as assignments, projects, simulations and tests. The assessment may work towards a qualification, a programme of learning or to confirm an employee’s knowledge and skills towards their job description. It does not require any assessing in the work environment. (6 credits)

Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

The qualifications are made up by combining the following units:

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is intended for those currently assessing or who wish to assess occupational competence in the individual work environment.

How long will it take?
The total qualification time for this qualification is 90 hours and of this 54 hours are recommended as guided learning hours, but you will have up to 6 months to complete your assignments and observations from the date of registration.

Awarding Body
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)

What is required to pass?
Successful completion of:
Unit 1 - Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessing Vocational Achievement. (Assignment).
Unit 2 - Assessing Occupational Competence in the Work Environment. (Gathering evidence).

Assessment method
This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

How is the course delivered? 
This is a blended learning course course, which includes distance learning, virtual classrooms, a one-day (attendance) workshop and online tutorials for those who assess in the classroom and the workplace and will cover the required knowledge and practice of assessment.

Course requirements
You must have access to at least two learners who are in the process of completing an occupational qualification. One of the learner observations needs to be observed by your accredited assessor in the workplace. You will also need to arrange for a qualified assessor to countersign your assessment decisions.   

Course Fee
£590 (£190 deposit to secure your place followed by 4 monthly payments of £100)

How to register for further information:
Call 020 3873 9009 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Level 3 Award in Vocationally Related Achievement

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is intended for those assessing or wish to assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in a workshop, classroom or other training environment rather than assessing competence in a work environment.

How long will it take?
The total qualification time for this qualification is 90 hours and of this 54 hours are recommended as guided learning hours, but you will have up to 6 months to complete your assignments and observations from the date of registration.

Awarding Body
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)

What is required to pass?
Successful completion of Unit 1 - Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessing Vocational Achievement and Unit 2 - Assessing Occupational Competence in the Work Environment.

Assessment method
This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

How is the course delivered? 
This is a blended learning course course, which includes distance learning, virtual classrooms, a one-day (attendance) workshop and online tutorials for those who assess in the classroom and the workplace and will cover the required knowledge and practice of assessment. 

Course requirements 
You must have access to at least two learners who are in the process of completing an occupational qualification. One of the learner observations needs to be observed by your accredited assessor. You will also need to arrange for a qualified assessor to countersign your assessment decisions. 

Course Fee
£590 (£190 deposit to secure your place followed by 4 monthly payments of £100)

How to register for further information:
Call 020 3873 9009 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA)

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is intended for those assessing, or wish to assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in a workshop, classroom or other training environment.

How long will it take?
The total qualification time for this qualification is 150 hours and of this 84 hours are recommended as guided learning hours, but you will have up to 12 months to complete your assignments and observations from the date of registration.

Awarding Body
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)

What is required to pass?
Successful completion of:
Unit 1 - Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessing Vocational Achievement
Unit 2
Assessing Occupational Competence in the Work Environment (Gathering evidence).
Unit 3 - Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement. 
(Gathering evidence)

Assessment method
This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

How is the course delivered?
This is a blended learning course course, which includes distance learning, virtual classrooms, a one-day (attendance) workshop and online tutorials for those who assess in the classroom and the workplace and will cover the required knowledge and practice of assessment.

Course requirements
You must have access to at least two learners who are in the process of completing an occupational qualification. One of the learner observations needs to be observed by your accredited assessor in the workplace. You will also need to arrange for a qualified assessor to countersign your assessment decisions. 

Course Fee
£790 (£190 deposit to secure your place followed by 6 monthly payments of £100)

How to register for further information:
Call 020 3873 9009 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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