The Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices (RQF) is the industry standard qualification for becoming a Lead IQA (Internal Quality Assurer) in the FE and HE sector. Awarding bodies and training centres will expect you to either have Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices, an equivalent, or working towards this qualification if you are to take up an IQA position. You do not need to have any prior qualifications or experience to start this certificate course. This NVQ / TAQA qualification will enable to monitor the work of assessors within organisation as well as monitor an internal verification team, just a passion for teaching or training. You will also need to have access to the work of qualified assessors that you can quality assure, to meet the practical requirements of this course. Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices is accredited by UK OFQUAL and is delivered 100% online. This course will assist you regardless of your subject expertise- whether you teach music or mathematics.
This Level 4 IQA qualification covers a wide range of sectors such as Hairdressing, Beauty Industry & Make Up, Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction, Early years, NHS training, Child and Health Care, Business, Administration and Management, Hospitality and Catering, Oil and Gas Field, Private Security, Apprenticeship, Health & Social Care and Educational Sectors and Assessors.
Duration and Delivery
This Level 4 Certificate course is designed to be completed online at the pace that suits you with online tutor support. We provide a fast-track completion option for this certificate course. It can take as little as 3 weeks or up to 9 months, depending on your previous experience and dedication to the course. The qualification is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment that helps you in polishing your assessment skills.
Assessment and Verification
All units within this course are internally assessed by our qualified assessors and externally verified by the awarding organisation. The assessment takes the form of written assignments, and a practical element of observations. You will receive dedicated tutor support once you’re enrolled on our online portal.
Successful completion of this 100% accredited online course enables learners to progress onto the Focus Awards Level 4 Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice and Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.
Unit 1: Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment
Unit 2: Internally assure the quality of assessment
Unit 3: Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility
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Learners should meet the following requirements:
- Be over 19 years of age
- Have a satisfactory level of Literacy and Numeracy skills
- For unit 2, Trainee IQA must have access to two assessors assessing two vocational learners each, whose work can be sampled and verified.
- For unit 3, Trainee IQA must have access to at least two other Internal Verifiers who quality assure two assessors each.
How will I be assessed?
Most of the tasks would be attempted through essay style written accounts and reflections of your own IQA practices. Simulations are not allowed.
Evidence must be submitted for the practical tasks and come from the Trainee IQA’s performance in the work environment. There must be evidence of the Trainee IQA monitoring a minimum of 2 assessors each working with a minimum of 2 candidates of their own and at least 2 internal verifiers who quality assure 2 assessors through components of a qualification. All evidence must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria.
There is no time frame to complete the course. Most learners complete it in as less as 3 weeks (fast track) or up to 9 months (full time).
Our courses are OFQUAL approved as we work with an approved awarding organisation called “Focus Awards”. This is a well-respected awarding organisation for education and training courses. This is the confirmation of their status-https://register.ofqual.gov.uk/Detail/Index/1391?category=organisations&query=focus%20awards.
A Lead Internal Quality Assurer is an occupationally competent professional who leads a team of internal quality assurance staff at their organisation. The Lead IQA is required to monitor, support and co-ordinate the work of the IQA working group and/or trainee IQAs in any relevant organisation, including the monitoring of learning, delivery, and assessment activities occurring in the centre, as well as legal issues such as data protection.
The IQA unit 2 qualifies you as an internal verifier capable of sampling and verifying the work of assessors. The third unit qualifies you as a Lead IQA, indicating that you are capable of leading/supervising a team of internal verifiers.
It is not necessary to be a qualified assessor to become an IQA. This course is designed for anyone who is responsible for quality assurance in a learning and development environment.
You are required to assess the work of two assessors who are working with two learners each (four learners altogether).
No, you will be assessed by the coursework alone.
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