Assessment Principles TAQA

Training, Assessment & Quality Assurance (TAQA) Assessment Principles

Assessors and internal verifiers must hold the relevant qualifications (D32, D33, A1, A2 or Level 3 TAQA for assessors and D34, V1 or Level 4 TAQA for internal verifiers), or be working towards an appropriate TAQA qualification. Centre staff should have verifiable relevant experience and current knowledge of the occupational working area at, or above, the level they are assessing or verifying. This experience and knowledge must be of sufficient depth to be effective and reliable when judging learner competence or verifying assessment processes and decisions. This could be verified by:

  • curriculum vitae and references
  • possession of a relevant qualification
  • records of continuing professional development
  • corporate membership of a relevant professional institution

Centre staff may undertake more than one role, e.g. tutor and assessor or internal verifier, but must never internally verify their own assessments.