Varcs principle for uk validating bodies
These qualifications are open to people carrying out assessments and quality assurance in most learning environments including FE, Adult Continuing Learning, Employers and Third Sector.
They are designed for anyone assessing and carrying out quality assurance in all occupational sectors, accredited learning, non-accredited learning (e.g.
Do students understand the criteria by which their work is to be marked?
Does the assessment help the student to benchmark their current level of knowledge or skills, identify areas for improvement and come to a judgement about the overall progress made?
TAQA E-learning programme This new e-learning programme provides delivery and assessment of the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment – part of our robust Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) portfolio.
Is the assessment sufficiently challenging and rigorous to motivate students?
where performance is being assessed by the learner is not undertaking a qualification) and qualifications on the National Qualification Framework (NQF). Assessment methods include observation, witness testimony, interview and discussion, oral and written questions, assignments, projects and case studies. Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment A knowledge-only Award for those who are starting their journey as an assessor, or those who need to know about assessment practice but are not currently practising.
Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment For practitioners who assess the demonstration of competence in a work environment using the following assessment methods: observation/examining work products/oral questioning and discussion/use of witnesses/learner statements/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
For more information, please see this document in the additional documents section of this webpage.
These qualifications are for people working in or looking to work in assessment and internal quality assurance.