Teacher Assessment and Quality Assurance

This qualification is a Level 3 qualification and is intended for those who wish to assess both occupational competence in vocational skills, also knowledge and understanding within the work environment. The purpose of TAQA is to train assessors to attain competence in the current assessment standards. These are the qualifications that will equip a wide range of assessors, trainers, facilitators and teachers to support learners.


The qualification consists of 3 units, one of which is a knowledge based workbook, and two that are practical based. These are achieved in role as a trainee assessor that is mentored and observed by a qualified assessor.

The qualification consists of the following units:


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

The duration of the qualification is 4 months