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Level 3 Award in Assessing (TAQA)

Course Title:

Level 3 Award in Assessing (TAQA)

Course Number:

XXKR M50471


Rycote Centre

Learning Area:

Education training


Level 3 (Mixed)


Alison East

Start Date:

16 February 2018

End Date:

11 May 2018

Session Time(s):

Friday between 13:00 and 16:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 6 and 10 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

The Principles and Practices of Assessment which includes:

• the principles and requirements of assessment

• different types of assessment method

• how to plan assessment

• how to involve learners and others in assessment

• how to make assessment decisions

• the quality assurance of assessment

• keep records relating to assessment of occupational competence

• the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment

Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment


Assess Vocational Skills Knowledge and Understanding

Does the course lead to a qualification?

On successful completion of this course learners will achieve either

City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment


City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement

What does the course involve?

The course is made up of 4 taught sessions

In addition to these taught sessions learners will be observed in their work place assessing and giving feedback to learners.

Learners will also be required to attend up to 2 tutorial sessions.

Who is the course for?

This course is for people working in, or looking to enter roles in assessment of vocationally related skills.

The course will enable practitioners who assess the demonstration of competence in a work environment, or in vocationally related subject areas in a simulated environment, to develop their skills and gain an approved qualification.

Entry Requirements

Learners wanting to enrol on this course must:

·Have English and maths qualifications at level 2 or be able to demonstrate competence at this level.

·Be able to demonstrate occupational competence in the area(s) in which they intend to assess candidates

·Have access to a minimum of 2 candidates to assess

·Have basic computer skills including word processing, using the internet and email

What do I need to bring?

Notebook and pen

Copy of standards for the qualification you will be assessing (this can be electronic)

Are there any additional costs?

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Does this course qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan?


How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Feedback will be given, both verbally and by the evaluation of completed tasks & projects. You will receive verbal feedback on the results of your practical exercises.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Towards the end of each session you will use a DerbyLearn forum to record what you have done in class and comment on how you think you got on. Before the next session your tutor will reply with their feedback. This is a very good method of recording your own progress, reflecting on the session and a great way to receive motivation from your tutor.

Can I have help in the class?

Learner Support

If you need support to learn, for example, a communicator, large print, personal care, specific equipment, or extra time, let us know. We will work with you to identify what you need and how we can best support you.

Learner Support Fund

If you are struggling to pay your exam fees or have a disability and need help to pay for transport to the course, we may be able to help you. Ask the centre staff or your tutor for more information and an application form. We have a small fund available to help learners who are experiencing genuine hardship. You are advised to apply as soon as you can.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have many courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on Derby (01332) 717900 or

On completion of this course, you could progress to:


Train the Trainer

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:

meet enjoy learn achieve

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations. These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Pat Ward on 01332 642308 or email You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.


Venue Information

Rycote Centre


Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF


Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System


Limited Facilities
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Ryecafe


Crèche Unavailable


From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 717930 or 717924

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Rycote Centre

Opening Times:

We are open * Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm * Tuesday - Thursday 6pm to 9pm (Term time only) * Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm (Term time only)


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01332 717930


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