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– City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) (QCF) (City & Guilds 6317)

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is for people who carry out assessment and internal quality assurance roles within the rail industry.

It is suitable for those employees who work as Standards Managers within the driving and operational areas – provided they are qualified in the subject they intend to assess by virtue of holding an appropriate qualification (this decision as to what constitutes an appropriate qualification is at your discretion as an employer).

It is appropriate for enabling your Standards Managers to assess both technical skills and Non-technical Skills (NTS).
Benefits for the individual
The opportunity to develop and improve practice as well as achieving a professional qualification for the role.
Attain current assessment and quality assurance standards together with the competence as necessary to deliver these functions.
Equip your Standards Managers to fully support employees with developing their technical and Non-Technical Skills.
Benefits for the rail organisation
Quality Assurance. Accreditation provides quality assurance that your organisation is providing the highest quality training for your Standards Managers
Enhanced organisational reputation. Demonstrates strong organisational commitment to maintianing high standards in current times when organisations’ managers are challenged almost daily in the headlines.
Qualification details
The TAQA qualifications consist of a mix of modules – some are competence-based and some knowledge based. The knowledge only module (Unit 301 ‘Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment’) allows anyone who is interested in or needs to know about assessment and quality assurance, but is not a practitioner, to acquire knowledge and information about the roles.

The modules which are practice based require the candidate to complete the learning outcomes as listed in the documentation for individual modules.

This City and Guilds TAQA is Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) accredited. Level 3 Assessor and Level 4 Quality Assurance qualifications are based on the modules developed by LLUK who are the Sector Skills Council for Lifelong Learning.

C&G TAQA Award is related to and overlaps/succeeds the following existing City and Guilds awards: C&G A1/A2 – Assessor Qualifications (Level 3).