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About our Teacher Training Courses

We offer three Teacher Training courses, at Levels 3, 4 and 5, that will prepare you with everything you need to start work in a full teaching/training role as well as achieving a professional qualification.

Teacher Training Courses – Levels Explained

The Level 3 Award is perfect for trainers seeking a recognised qualification and for those interested in teaching in further education. This 15 week course aims to develop knowledge, skills and confidence in the delivery of training sessions to groups. 

The Level 4 Certificate will enable you to learn and apply the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, teaching/training and assessing in Further and Adult Education or the private or public sector. 

The Level 5 Diploma is suitable if you already work as a teacher, trainer or instructor in the private or public sector or Further and Adult Education, and can lead to the achievement of QTLS, (Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills).

About our TAQA Courses

TAQA (Training, Assessment Quality and Assurance) courses are available at Levels 3 and 4, and are ideal for individuals looking to enter roles in vocational assessment and internal quality assurance. They provide the opportunity for learners to develop and improve their practice as well as achieving a professional qualification. 

Each Level offers both Awards and Certificates, depending on the chosen path and includes a mandatory knowledge unit which is delivered online, and then any chosen additional units are assessed practically in the workplace. Each is a qualification in its own right and units can be added to build on the Awards, if required, in the future.

TAQA – Level 3 Courses Explained

Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment. The is a core knowledge only unit and is a starting point for those who wish to know about vocational assessment practice but who are not currently practicing.  

Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment. Building on the above, this (2 unit) Award requires evidence of those practicing in a working environment (i.e. with apprentices).

Award in Assessing Vocationally related Achievement. This (2 unit) Award builds on the knowledge unit by requiring practitioners to evidence assessment in a classroom-based environment. 

Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

. This (3 unit) Certificate is a combination of the above. The core knowledge unit requires additional evidence of assessment both in the workplace and classroom.

TAQA – Level 4 Courses Explained

Award in Understanding the Principles and Practice of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment. The is a core knowledge only unit for those needing to understand IQA but not necessarily practicing. 

Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Process and Practice. This (2 unit) Award builds on the core knowledge unit with the requirement of evidence of a functioning quality system. 

Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment process and Practices

. This (3 unit) Certificate builds on the above, and requires evidence of leading the IQA process at a strategic level within an organisation.

Teacher Training & Assessing Courses

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  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Friday, 17 September 2021 | Friday, 14 January 2022

TAQA Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement

For teachers, trainers or assessors who assess the knowledge and/or skills in vocationally related subject areas (in a classroom or workshop) using the following assessment methods: assessments in simulated environments/skills tests/oral and written questions/assignments/projects/case studies/RPL. This Award consists of 2 units. 

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  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Friday, 17 September 2021 | Friday, 14 January 2022

TAQA Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

For teachers, trainers or assessors who assess the demonstration of competence in the workplace using the following assessment methods:  observation, examination of work product, oral questioning, discussion, witness testimony, learner statements and RPL.  This Award consists of 2 Units (1 x knowledge-based unit and 1 x performance-based unit).

TAQA Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

For aspiring assessors, admin staff, managers, HR or quality assurance personnel wishing to understand the assessment process and best practice.

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  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Friday, 17 September 2021 | Friday, 14 January 2022

TAQA Level 3 Certificate In Assessing Vocational Achievement

For teachers, trainers or assessors who assess the demonstration of competence in both the workplace and classroom environments, using a variety of assessment methods. This certificate consists of 3 Units (1 x knowledge-based unit and 2 x performance-based unit).

TAQA Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

A knowledge only Award for anyone starting their journey as a quality Assurance practitioner, i.e.  senior teachers, trainers or assessors who need to know about quality assurance , but not carrying out IQA themselves.  This Award consists of 1 unit 

TAQA Level 4 Award in Understanding Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

A knowledge only Award for anyone starting their journey as a quality Assurance practitioner, i.e.  senior teachers, trainers or assessors who need to know about quality assurance , but not carrying out IQA themselves. This Award consists of 1 unit.

TAQA Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

For senior practitioners with the responsibility for leading the strategic IQA plan for a centre / organisation. This Award consists of 3 units. 

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  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021 | Tuesday, 01 February 2022

Teacher Training Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Learn the practical and theoretical aspects of training and assessing in the private or public sectoror FE college. This 15 week course is an introduction to training and teaching which is suitable for current trainers and teachers or those wishing to become a trainer or teacher. The course aims to develop knowledge and skills, involving the delivery of two 15 minute micro-teach activities. There is no requirement to be working as a trainer or teacher.

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  • Level: 4
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Thursday, 30 September 2021 | Thursday, 23 June 2022

Teacher Training Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

This course will prepare you with everything you need to start work in a full teaching/training role. You will learn and apply the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, teaching/training and assessing in Further and Adult Education or the private or public sector. This 30 week course is for perfect for anybody working either full or part-time in a full teacher, trainer or instructor role.

Teacher Training Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

This course will prepare you with everything you need to start work in a full teaching/training role. You will learn and apply the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, teaching/training and assessing in Further and Adult Education or the private or public sector. This 55 week course is for perfect for anybody working either full or part-time in a full teacher, trainer or instructor role.