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Level: 4

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Weeks: 52

Hours: 4.00

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Tuition (£): 800.00*

Interview: Y

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.

Bethany Heyman

Bethany Heyman

Bethany lands teaching assistant role at first attempt

Derby College student Bethany Heyman never expected to get her first job as a teaching assistant at the first attempt.
Bethany, who is due to gain her Level 3 Teaching and Learning Assistant qualification in the next few weeks, applied for her newrole at a local primary school purely for the interview practice.
She knew she was up against applicants with much more experience and didn't think for one minute that she would be offered the job. But Bethany, who had been on a TA placement at another school, was successful and starts her new role at Howitt Primary School in Heanor after Easter.
Bethany, who is 26 and from Smalley, previously worked as a beauty therapist but decided on a change of career after having her daughter, who is now eight.
She wanted a job with hours which fitted in with being a mum, and she had always fancied working in a school.

Being a TA is very rewarding. I Iove seeing the progress the children have made and knowing that I've had some input in getting them to that stage. My hours of work are also much better now and It's lovely having more time to spend with my daughter.


I'm really grateful to my Derby College tutors for their knowledge and for all the support they've given me. I'd definitely recommend the course.

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