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Level: 4

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Weeks: 52

Hours: 1.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 800.00*

Concessions: 800.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This programme of study develops your knowledge and skills in quality assurance of assessment (IQA), 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 to evidence your professionalism: a qualification is often required by 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 learning programme develops your knowledge, skills and professional behaviours holistically.  During the course you will work towards achieving 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 build 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 develop your skills to enable effective sampling with the new Apprenticeship Standards and End-point Assessment, supporting assessors with development and assessment within any work environment.  You will have the ability to reflect on and select appropriate sampling methodology to apply in dynamic or diverse workplace environments.

You can also progress to the following qualifications:

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

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Laura Stevens

Laura Stevens

Diploma reminds teaching assistant Laura of her love of learning

Taking a diploma course via Derby College's Academy of Professional Education Training and Development, reminded teaching assistant Laura Stevens just how much she loves learning. Laura, a business studies and marketing graduate, used to work in marketing at a Derby-based medical firm, but decided to change career after having children.
 
She had always been interested in education so she started volunteering at her children's primary school in Quarndon – a role which led to a permanent job as a teaching assistant. On the recommendation of the school, Laura enrolled on the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools course at the Roundhouse and thoroughly enjoyed it.
 
Although fitting in study with raising her two children and working part-time was "a juggling act", Laura finds her new career very rewarding. It is, she says, the perfect choice for herself and her family, and Laura is now looking forward to studying for her Level 4 qualification.

My lecturer, Lynn was amazing – very friendly and supportive. Most of the people on my course were also parents with young families and our tutors understood the pressures we were under.


I loved studying – it was lovely to be back learning again – and I also liked learning with other people, who, like me, had taken a break and were now returning to work.


We set up our own WhatsApp group so we could help each other with our coursework. It’s a great course and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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