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Level 3 Awards in Assessing (TAQa)

The qualification is for people working in or looking to work in assessment in learning environments including colleges and the workplace
Course description: 

The City and Guilds TAQA (Training, Assessing and Quality Assurance) qualification scheme offers qualifications to train assessors and those carrying out quality assurance of those assessments (internal verifiers). They replace the City and Guilds A1/A2 awards. QCF (NVQ) assessors support and assess people working towards qualifications in settings like colleges, training centres and the workplace.

Course dates: TBC

Course cost: Varies between £260-£960

Course day: Tuesday

Course time: 6-9pm

Entry requirements: 

You need have occupational competence in the area you wish to assess. This is usually demonstrated through holding a qualification at level 3 or above in the area of work you wish to assess.

You will normally need access to at least two candidates to complete assessment practice in order to gain the qualification. You will need to be working with another assessor who can countersign your decisions.

If you are new to assessing or hope to become an assessor but are not yet able to carry out real assessments you are able to complete the underpinning knowledge and understanding unit, Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment on its own and will not need access to candidates to assess.


Assessment will be through a variety of methods including assignments, observation, witness testimony and gathering of evidence to develop a portfolio of practice.

Academic progression: 

You could progress onto other qualifications such as

  • City & Guilds Level 4 in Internal Verification (IQA)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training 
  • City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training 
  • Level 3 ILM Award in Mentoring
  • Level 3 ILM Award in Coaching
Career progression: 

You could progress into a number of careers possibly including


This course is a full cost course which means that unfortunately there are no reductions in tuition fees if you are unemployed or in receipt of benefits. We operate a strict no refund policy and you will be liable for the entire fee, even if you withdraw from the course. Please refer to our Rules & Regulations for more information.


Costs for the course depending on the number of units you complete.

  • 1 unit - £260
  • 2 units - £721
  • 3 units - £960

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Start date: 
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
This will depend on you and the units you complete but generally around 6 months.