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Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (Theory Unit)

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length1 Year
  3. Type of CoursePart Time
  4. Week CommencingFlexible
  5. Annual Fee£500

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The Details

This Award is suitable for those teachers and trainers who carry out assessments on their students and need a formal recognised qualification in assessment. The Award is in two parts with the first being a taught Theory Unit which you will have to complete before you can move onto the Practical Unit. The Theory Unit is assessed through a series of written questions after each of the four sessions. For the Practical Unit you must have access to at least two students who are studying a qualification in which you are suitably qualified and experienced in to assess.
MidKent College will not find students for you to assess. You are responsible for sourcing your own candidates.

Other Important Info

  • This course must be completed within one year or an additional cost may be incurred.

    Future Prospects

    Once the TAQA Award has been completed there is an opportunity to progress to the Internal Quality Assurance Award (IQA).

    Entry Requirements

    You must have access to two students that you can assess and a qualified IQA who can confirm your competency of assessment in the Practical Unit. You must have a relevant subject qualification and/or experience in the subject that you are assessing.

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training. In the 2016 National Student survey, our higher-education students gave the College a student satisfaction score of 91%, ranking us 27th out of the 375 institutions that took part.
  • Our career advisers booked 1040 careers interviews in 2017-2018! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

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