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Achieving your Assessment and Quality Assurance Units (TAQA)
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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 


This 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. This book features 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. 

This book has now been replaced with two books: Principles and Practices of Assessment and Principles and Practices of Quality Assurance from Ann Gravells. You only need purchase the book which is relevant to you at the time.

 
Introduction
 
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
 
Appendices
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

 
 
Index

A good introduction to both the assessor and IQA Awards

Professor Adrian Stanfield
Teacher Education, Nottingham College
May 2, 2020

Clear information to complete the qualification. Easy to read

Miss Lisa Holland
teacher education, Tameside College
February 29, 2020

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