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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.

Dawn Shiels-Houston

Dawn Shiels-Houston

Coaching and mentoring Level 5 a “goldmine” for Dawn

Ambitious Dawn Sheils-Houston says the world has opened up to her after completing a “goldmine” study programme at Derby College. Dawn works for Derbyshire Constabulary as an Attraction and Engagement Officer - encouraging unrepresented groups to join the force. To support her work and to boost her skillset, Dawn was determined to learn more about the practicalities of coaching and mentoring.  
 
A contact at Derby College Group (DCG) recommended the part-time ILM Level 5 course, which involved one evening lecture a fortnight. Dawn, who has an LLB Honours Degree in Law, said it involved a substantial amount of research and studying at home. She found it to be a lot of work but “a magical experience”.  
 
As part of her studies she coached two police employees, who both gained promotion. She said the lectures and constructive feedback by tutor Lesley Jackson were superb.  
 
Dawn said: "I wanted the course to be practical as well as theoretical and it was absolutely out of this world. I was learning so much. It was a goldmine of invaluable information which allowed me to find this nugget. I’ve now got the skills and endless opportunities. It’s a massive evolving area.  
 
"My dad came over on the Windrush, from Jamaica. He was a hardworking man. He told us as children that, ‘if you stay in bed you would end up being poor’."

The world’s opened up for me now. I feel I’ve got lots to offer on a practical basis which could change someone’s life.”

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