In 2012 the A1 qualification for Assessors was replaced with 4 new qualifications. Details are here.
Of the 4 new qualifications, the Level 3 ‘Certificate’ is the higher qualification, broadly equivalent to the old A1. It is made up of the following 3 units:
- Unit 1: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
- Unit 2: Assess occupational competence in the work environment
- Unit 3: Assess vocational skills, knowledge & understanding
The 4 Assessor qualifications together with new qualifications for Internal Quality Assurers (formerly V1), External Verifiers and Trainers form a family of qualifications commonly referred to as TAQA (Trainers, Assessors & Quality Assurers) qualifications.