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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 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. This edition has been enhanced with new chapters; and 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.

Please note: This book has since been updated into two books: Principles and Practices of Assessment, and Principles and Practices of Quality Assurance.

 
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

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

I recommend this book for our students on the Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement course and the Certificate in Internal Quality Assurance of achievement. It is comprehensive , well laid out and well referenced to the standards

Ms Sandra Rennie
Research and development, Sequals
September 16, 2015

An essential reference book for students undertaking TAQA award. The text is in an accessible format and provides everything the student needs to pass.

Mrs Vicki Tait
Education , City of Sunderland College
February 18, 2015

Part of the level 5 Diploma in training and education there are option units and those optional units that can be chosen are quality assurance units which most of the students have chosen. This book will help achieve those units and answer the questions. Also to grasp a better understanding of the process.

Miss Kerry Simm
Adult Team Apprentices, Harlow College
February 18, 2015

Have not fully read this book as yet, but there are chapters that align with quality assurance and the teaching programme

Miss Jacqueline White
Faculty of Health & Social Science, University of Bedfordshire
February 12, 2015

This book is clearly structured and valuable both to trainee assessors and IQAs. I liked the use of examples to illustrate particular points.

Mrs Tracey Leupi
Education, Derbyshire County council
January 16, 2015

Good structure
Links to units well
Clear and to the point

Mrs Theresa Rowland
Teacher Training, Adult Education Centre
January 16, 2015

Updated and still the best on the market

Mr Paul Britton
Work Based Learning / Apprenticeships, The Learning Community
January 15, 2015

A great book which is easy to access for all levels of students. We like the links to the national standards for those working towards their Assessor Award. It is good that they can go on to gain greater insight into the whole process of assessing and quality assurance even if they don't technically need this at this stage. For those who do not wish to read further into the book there is plenty of material to help them to understand and start to implement good assessment practice. One small criticism is that whilst the book acknowledges that not all assessing is linked to qualifications, it is heavily biased this way - in common with most texts. It would be nice in its next revision to have more emphasis on assessment as an aspect of performance management rather than the pursuit of qualifications.

Mrs Helen Marshall
Management, Helios People Development Ltd
January 5, 2015

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