TAQA – Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance

The TAQA award is an award in training, assessment and quality assurance. This replaces the old A1 / A2 assessor awards.


These qualifications are designed for anyone who wants to use their industry knowledge and skills to assess NVQ students. They are intended for people who want to change their career or become assessors in a training environment.


Candidates work at their own pace and can complete the qualification between 8 weeks and 8 months, with the average being 3 months. The qualification consists of 4 workshop taught sessions on a Monday evening. After the workshop sessions you will be assigned a tutor to work alongside and build a portfolio of evidence to submit to complete your qualification.



There are 3 units in the TAQA qualification:


301 – Understanding the principles and practices of assessment. 

This is covered during the workshop sessions. You will complete a short answer written paper and carry out a presentation to prove your knowledge and understanding.

302 – Assess occupational competence in the work environment

This is covered by building evidence with the help of your allocated qualified assessor.

303 – Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

This is covered by building evidence with the help of your allocated assessor.


You must be available to commit to working alongside our learners to carry out various assessments, times and days vary for this.


Cost of TAQA: £400 + VAT


For more information please contact our recruitment line on 07967 477 192