This programme of study develops your knowledge of the quality assurance of assessment (IQA) process, supporting you to take your next step in a career in the assessment of others, ensuring standards are maintained to a high level and students’ needs are met. You will have the opportunity to develop and enhance your understanding of what quality assessment looks like whilst achieving 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 succeed in your professional formulation and achieve your qualification.
To be able to achieve on this course you will need to already possess a relevant assessor qualification and up-to-date experience in your chosen field. In addition you should:
The learning programme develops your knowledge and theory of Internal Quality Assurance. During the course you will work towards achieving Unit 1:
Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment (Theory)
You will collate evidence of professional practice and organise a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate competency and a consistently high level of good practice in the theory of internal verification.
There is no specialist equipment required but you would be expected to provide your own stationery, whilst having access to an internet-enabled device to complete tasks and upload evidence.
You will implement what you have learned in the workplace and improve the practice of others, having enhanced your communication and collaboration skills.
You can develop your understanding to enable effective support with the new Apprenticeship Professional Standards and End-Point Assessment, having the ability to develop assessment within any future work environment suited to your specialism.
You will have the ability to be reflective in your approach to what works and select appropriate sampling methodology to apply in dynamic or diverse workplace environments as required.
You could also progress to the following qualifications:
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.