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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 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 that 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.
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


A good introduction to both the assessor and IQA Awards

Professor Adrian Stanfield
Teacher Education, Nottingham College
May 10, 2021

Clear information to complete the qualification. Easy to read

Miss Lisa Holland
teacher education, Tameside College
December 17, 2020

this has helped me with CPD

Mrs sheryal wernham
Vocational Education, Swindon College
October 8, 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
June 7, 2018

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
January 19, 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

Ann Gravells

Ann has been teaching, assessing and quality assuring in the further education and skills sector since 1983. She is a director of her own company Ann Gravells Ltd, an educational consultancy based in East Yorkshire. She specialises in teaching, training, assessment and quality assurance. Ann holds a Masters in Educational Management, a PGCE, a Degree in Education, and a Medal of Excellence for teaching. She is a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training, and holds QTLS status.Ann has been writing textbooks since 2006 which are mainly based on her own experiences as a teacher and the subsequent education of trainee teachers. She aims... More About Author

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