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TAQA Assessor Update Course

Do you need to update your D32/33 or A1/2 Assessor Qualifications to the new 'TAQA' Standards?

TAQA Assessor Update Course

Confused about the new TAQA qualifications?

If you achieved your assessor qualifications as either the D32 or A1 units prior to 2010, and have not been regularly assessing since then, you may find that prospective employers will require you to have evidenced CPD or undertaken an ‘update’ course to refresh and maintain your knowledge in the field of Assessment. This ‘TAQA Update Course’ delivered by Concept Academies is designed to enable you to understand the differences in the new frameworks, structure and delivery of the new suite of TAQA qualifications and also provide a refresher of some of the underpinning knowledge and understanding around the basic principles of assessment to enable you to assess with renewed confidence.

A CPD certificate will be issued to all individuals at the end of the course.

Cost: £125 inc

Content

  • Welcome / Housekeeping / Aims and Objectives
  • A Brief History of Assessor /IQA Qualifications
    • D32 / D33 / D34
    • A1 /A2
    • CAVA / TAQA / IQA
  • Frameworks and Structures
    • Ofqual
    • Sector Skills Councils
    • Awarding Organisations
    • Qualification Centres
  • Understanding the QCF and its 2017 replacement – RQF /TQT 
  • New Apprenticeships (Trailblazers) / Employer Levies
  • National Occupational Standards – Generic and specific to Learning and Development
  • The Education and Training Foundation – It’s role, professional standards, CPD and FREE up-dating courses
  • CAVA Unit 1 – Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
    • Overview of unit
    • Informal Knowledge Quiz
    • Best practice ideas for assessment of Unit 1
  • CAVA Unit 2 – Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment
    • Overview of unit
    • Best practice ideas for assessment of Unit 2
  • CAVA Unit 3 – Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding
    • Overview of unit
    • Best practice ideas for assessment of Unit 3
  • An Overview and Guide to Assessment Documentation
  • Quality Assurance (IQA) in the new TAQA qualifications
  • Maintaining your own CPD and Personal Development – Links to FREE courses and resources
  • Summary, Evaluation and Close

Courses running throughout 2017 / 2018 at our Birmingham Venue.

Next Course: Thursday 8th  February 2018

Venue: Holiday Inn Express (Birmingham South A45), 1270 Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B25 8BS

Book your place on one of our courses today.    Call us:  Tel 02476 889402 / mob 07918989690

Email: info@conceptacademies.co.uk

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Our TAQA Update Course is now also available on-line

Immediate Start       Cost £65 inc    

Due to popular demand, our TAQA update course is now available on-line on our modern e-learning platform for those of you unable to attend our classroom course, or who prefer to study at your pace.

Choosing an Online learning course is not an easy option for learning, it does not require less work than a traditional teacher led classroom environment, and it does not mean that you can skip the areas which are less interesting to you. Your ongoing informal assessments will reflect if you have skimped in any of these areas and you will end up having to go back and refresh your knowledge.

Online learning though, does have benefits:

  • Work at times to suit you
  • You can break the learning into small bite size chunks
  • No travelling to venues

As well as some disadvantages:

  • No peer discussions to draw on experiences
  • No tutor to confirm understanding

We estimate that the course will take around 8-10 hours to complete fully, and a CPD certificate is available as with the classroom course on completion of the e-learning programme. The content is identical to our classroom based course as above.

Book your place on one of our courses today

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Why might I need to update?

In 2010 Lifelong Learning UK – the Sector Skills Council for Learning and Development, in consultation with Employers, Practitioners and Awarding Organisations, developed a new set of Assessor, Verifier and External Verifier Qualifications. These are known as the TAQA (Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance) units / suite of qualifications. They replaced the old D32/33/34 and A1/A2 Assessor and Verifier qualifications.

Q. Is my old Assessor Qualification still valid?

  • Ofqual have confirmed that there is no mandatory requirement to requalify to the new TAQA units, however, If you achieved your assessor qualifications as either the D32 or A1 units prior to 2010, and have not been regularly assessing since then, you may find that prospective employers will require you to have evidenced CPD or undertaken an ‘update’ course to refresh and maintain your knowledge in the field of Assessment and the new frameworks.

Q. What are the main differences between the old Assessor and Verifier qualifications and the new TAQA Qualifications?

  • This new suite of qualifications contains a much stronger knowledge base than previously and this is evidenced by the mandatory knowledge unit in each of the qualifications.
  • The TAQA qualifications have been written for QCF so are credit valued, written on the QCF template, have QCF levels – which differ from NVQ levels, they are available as awards and certificates.
  • They are open to anyone who is carrying out assessment and quality assurance roles – not just for those working with NVQs as previously.
  • They have been developed for those working in accredited learning, non-accredited learning, the NQF and the QCF, and can be used by people who do not assess qualifications but who assess competence in the workplace.
  • There is a unit specifically designed for assessors who do not assess competence in the workplace enabling assessors who only work in training environments to be able to access the qualification.
  • There is a new unit and qualification for quality assurance staff who manage the work of teams of assessors (a ‘lead IV’ role) and this includes a unit imported from the Management Standards Council (MSC) units of assessment.

Q. How do I update myself on all of the new changes to the TAQA suite of qualifications?

  • There are no formally accredited courses for this subject area, however organisations that deliver the TAQA Qualifications may develop update courses to fulfil the requirement of ensuring that all assessors and verifiers are working in line with the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Learning and Development. Concept Academies one day ‘TAQA Update Course’ is designed to refresh and maintain your knowledge in the field of Assessment. This ‘TAQA Update Course’ is designed to enable you to understand the differences in the new frameworks, structure and delivery of the new suite of TAQA qualifications and also provide a refresher of some of the underpinning knowledge and understanding around the basic principles of assessment to enable you to assess with renewed confidence
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