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Level: 4

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Weeks: 52

Hours: 4.00

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Tuition (£): 800.00*

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Course Summary

This qualification develops your knowledge and skills in quality assurance of assessment, ensuring standards are maintained to a high level and students’ needs are met.  You will have the opportunity to develop and improve your practice and achieve a recognised professional qualification. 

The course will be delivered through 1-1 tutorials on a flexible basis to suit your needs.  Your assessor will visit you in the workplace every three to four weeks and provide advice, guidance and support to enable you to achieve this qualification.

What are the benefits?

  • Gain a recognised qualification in internal quality assurance, which is required by many awarding bodies
  • Develop your knowledge, skills and practice in quality assurance of assessment practice
  • Embed best practice in internal verification (IQA)
  • Contribute to increased efficiency and effectiveness of assessment and verification within your organisation

Entry requirements

  • A relevant Assessor qualification
  • A qualification at an appropriate level and relevant up-to-date experience in your vocational/subject-specialism
  • Be in a position to follow your organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Access to at least two assessors who are assessing work-based students
  • Access to a qualified internal verifier to help support you in the internal verification process

Course Content

The qualification is made up of two units: 

  • Unit 1 - Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment (Theory)
  • Unit 2 – Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment (Practical)

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence to prove competency and good practice in internal verification. This is usually completed through e-portfolio (Onefile).

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No specialist equipment is required.

What can I do after this course?

You will implement what you have learned in the workplace and improve practices. You can also progress to:

  • A Level 3 Award or Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, if your role involves delivery alongside assessing and verifying
  • A Train the Trainer course
  • A Coaching course
  • An Advanced Apprenticeship – Assessor-Coach (Level 4)

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

Caroline Keeton

Caroline Keeton

Foundation degree is perfect stepping stone

Going to university simply wasn't an option when teaching assistant Caroline Keeton left school in the 1980s. But, more than 30 years on, the 51-year-old mum of two is about to start a top up degree course after completing a foundation degree in Children's and Young People's Services with Derby College. Caroline, who left school at 16 with just a handful of CSEs, discovered her interest in learning when she began work as a TA and took a course in childcare. Encouraged by how well she took to studying, she enrolled on a level 4 diploma at Derby College and a PTLS Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) course. Caroline – whose two adult daughters both studied for their A levels at Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre – now plans to use her degree to enhance her current role at a Long Eaton primary School. Rather than train to be a teacher after graduation she wants to become more involved in educational research projects within the existing TA job she loves. Going to Derby College has given Caroline the self-belief she needed to go on to higher education.

She added: "Caroline Friel, our lecturer, played a major part in my decision, and that of other students on my course, to go on and get a degree.

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