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Achieving your Assessment and Quality Assurance Units (TAQA)

Achieving your Assessment and Quality Assurance Units (TAQA)

Second Edition

January 2014 | 288 pages | Learning Matters
'This book is helping me so much with the TAQA course I'm doing. It's easy to understand, well written and full of really good information' - Amazon review 

Previously known as Achieving Your TAQA Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer Award, this new edition of the focused and comprehensive text  written for TAQA learners and all trainee assessors and quality assurers is another essential support text from bestselling author Ann Gravells. The content covers all assessor and quality assurance units and is easy-to-read and clearly structured. The new edition has been enhanced with new chapters; and it has activities and examples to help you link theory with practice. It includes:

  • cross references to the qualification units and the national occupational standards
  • two new chapters covering the external quality assurance role
  • completed examples of templates and forms for assessors, internal and external quality assurers
  • ideas for evidence which can be used towards achievement of each unit
  • new bullet lists, tables and checklists
    TAQA, and other assessor and quality assurer trainees will find this text both an invaluable resource for their course and useful handbook to take into practice. 
  • Ann is leading a CPD Day on 22nd June in London. The event will focus on Raising quality and improving practice in the FE and Skills sector and is a rare opportunity to learn from leading experts. There will only be a limited number of seats available, so book your place here to avoid disappointment.

    Principles and Practices of Assessment
    Assessing Occupational Competence in the Work Environment
    Assessing Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding
    Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment
    Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment
    Principles and Practices of Externally Assuring the Quality of Assessment
    Externally Assuring the Quality of Assessement
    Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work
    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

    Unit 4: Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment

    Unit 5: Internally assure the quality of assessment

    Unit 6: Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment

    Unit 7: Externally assure the quality of assessment

    Unit 8: Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility


    this has helped me with CPD

    Mrs sheryal wernham
    Vocational Education, Swindon College
    July 18, 2018

    This book covers all aspects of assessment and is an essential in my opinion for both TAQA assessing and TAQA IQA. I also recommend this book my students who are starting their career in assessment.

    Miss Abby Taylor
    Division of Business & Management, Rotherham College of Arts And Technology
    May 6, 2017

    Well structured book for candidates taking the assessor & verifier awards with guidance on the roles and achieving the qualifications

    Mr Mathew Graham
    Training Courses, Derby College
    September 13, 2016

    Very clear and concise. A good resource that we will recommend to all tutors enrolling on this course.

    Amanda Burgess
    Education , Workers' Educational Association
    April 4, 2016

    Gravells provides clear examples of how to meet the assessment criteria for both the Assessor and IQA qualifications, in particular, the knowledge requirements, which will assist learners meet the course requirements. An essential read.

    Mr Adrian Stanfield
    Basford Hall College, New College Nottingham
    March 8, 2016

    Informative and detailed, great aid to the TAQA qualification

    Mrs Ann Cheeseman
    Brooksby Melton College, Brooksby Melton College
    March 7, 2016

    I recommend this book to all TAQA learners but also found it as a good starting base for completing my IQA. You can always trust Ann Gravells to make sense and go back to basics!

    Miss Abby Taylor
    Business Administration , Rotherham College of Arts & Technology
    June 29, 2015

    As usual a really comprehensive book to help students gain TAQA qualifications - easy to read and full of helpful information to help with gaining the qualification.

    Mrs Alicia Hawkes
    Education, Totton College
    June 19, 2015

    Good clear guidance on the way forward. Ideal for those new to the field

    Miss Marie Sayers
    Teacher Education, Greenwich Community College
    May 14, 2015

    This was shared amongst a a few of the studnets who had just finished their Award submissions and all wished they had had it to start with. it has an Easy reference, well written to make an engaging but informed read. Full of really practical help and examples. A good book for this Award for any level of reader.

    Mrs Samara Farook
    Training, Meridian Centre
    March 10, 2015

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