Is TAQA a recognised qualification?

We’ve been delivering Assessor training for a long time now, and we love doing what we do. But we’re going to have to be really honest about something and let out our frustrations, because it has been bugging us for a long time…

TAQA is NOT a course! You cannot be qualified in TAQA. TAQA is not an accredited qualification.

Of course, it’s perfectly understandable that people who are new to Assessing will be confused by what TAQA is. But our frustrations are with awarding bodies and job adverts who specifically ask for ‘TAQA/A1’.

After all, TAQA isn’t a qualification, and A1 is the old name for the CAVA! So, let’s straighten this out once and for all.

What is TAQA?

Alright, we’ve composed ourselves. So, TAQA is the title for a suite of qualifications. It is not a qualification itself. You cannot be ‘qualified in TAQA’.

TAQA stands for Training, Assessment, and Quality Assurance. Now, inside of TAQA, is where you will find the Assessor qualifications, along with Quality Assurance qualifications and the Adult Teaching qualifications. This diagram should help you…

So! Under ‘T’ for ‘Training’ we have:

Under ‘A’ for ‘Assessment’ we have:

And finally, under ‘QA’ for ‘Quality Assurance’ we have:

(We’ve kindly linked all of the above qualifications to their respective pages on our website so you can easily find out which one qualifies you to do what!)

In any event, if you do happen to see any job adverts that specifically asks for ‘TAQA‘ or ‘A1‘ or ‘D32‘ – this means the Level 3 CAVA. We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again; you cannot be qualified in ‘TAQA’. Companies should not be asking for you to be as this is not factually correct.

And of course, if you have any questions about TAQA and it’s components, please feel free to drop us a comment below or give us a call on 01205 805 155.

2 thoughts on “Is TAQA a recognised qualification?

  • June 16, 2019 at 2:55 pm


    What do you get at the end of the 10days trial?? If you want to complete the whole program how much will it be?


    • June 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      Hi Zubeda,

      The trial entitles you to have access to our system to see whether the full course is something you would like to get on board with.

      I have sent you across an email with our CAVA course information pack, which includes the price of the whole course. If you would like to give us a call regarding this, please do so on 01205 805 155.

      Kind Regards


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