What is the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment about?
This Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (TAQA) course is aimed at candidates who observe candidates in their work place. This is not suitable for teachers, lectures or anyone who assesses in classroom or workshop environments. You will assess mainly by recognising prior learning, observing, examining products of work, questioning, discussing and use of others (witness testimony).
This assessing course is made up of two units. Unit 1 focuses on the underpinning knowledge regarding the role of assessment. Unit 2 focuses on assessing candidates in their own workplace.
If you wanted to assess learners in other environments apart from their work place you need to consider either the Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement or Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.
The course is designed for individuals who want to be recognised as NVQ assessors. It is also suitable for candidates who want to be end-point assessors.
The qualification has replaced the old A1 Assessor Award, A2, D32 and D33 awards as a qualification for vocational assessors. The course has a 84 hours guided learning requirement.