TAQA Awards / Certificate

Course Overview

There are now three new qualifications for Internal Verifiers and Quality Assurance staff. Athena College of Ireland is offering:

  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
Course Content

The award or certificate is introduced over a series of 3 hour lectures, followed by one- to- one tutorials and self-directed study. It prepares Verifiers to meet the requirements of the qualification. These sessions will help individuals to develop and demonstrate competence in co-ordinating the assessment process alongside assuring the quality of assessment. It prepares a Verifier to develop their knowledge and skills in order that they may provide effective Internal Quality Assurance.

Entry Requirements

For the Award/Certificate, you will need to be vocationally competent in the occupational area you wish to internally quality assure. You must also have access to at least two assessors who are working with a minimum of two candidates each.

Assessment Methods

You will be required to produce a e-portfolio of evidence comprising work products and evidence of underpinning knowledge and skills. View Table showing details of the Level 4 Qualifications of Assessment Here

What Careers can this lead to?

These qualifications can help you to progress in:

  • Assessors/Teachers/Trainers/Tutors in the Lifelong Learning Sector and Adult/Community Education.
  • Assessors/Trainers of personnel in commerce, industry, public and voluntary sectors.
  • Quality Assurance/Internal Verifiers and Support Staff in Further and Adult Education
  • Quality Assurance Managers and Internal Verifiers in Workplace Training in Further and Adult Education.

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