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Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices (RQF)

£2000 £449 Limited Time Offer
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Monthly instalment plans are available.
Credits – 17    |   TQT – 170    |   GLH – 90
Recommended Course Duration – Up to 9 Months
Option to fast-track in 3 Weeks is available.


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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.

Intended Audience

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 Structure

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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Entry Requirement

Learners should meet the following requirements:

  • Be over 19 years of age
  • Have a satisfactory level of Literacy and Numeracy skills
Practical Requirement
  • 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.

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