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:
Tutor Jacqui Heath is teaching students from all over the world to improve their English and literacy skills after she gained Level 5 Diploma in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) via Derby College. Jacqui, whose background is in PR and journalism, initially took a PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) course at her local college.
She wanted a career which combined her professional writing and editing skills with the teaching experience she gained while home educating her children. Motivated by the rewards and challenges of adult education, she decided to further her qualifications by enrolling for the Derby College TESOL course. She gained the level 5 diploma in 2013.
Since then, Jacqui has taught students from across the globe – including Eritrea, Sudan, Pakistan and Eastern Europe – to confidently speak, read and write English. Rather than studying online, Jacqui chose to go to Derby College so she could observe how her teachers delivered sessions. Jacqui added:
The tutors gave generously of their expert experience as we gained all the knowledge and skills necessary to launch ourselves into an ESL teaching career, whether at home or abroad. I think the most important thing I left with was the confident thumbs up from the excellent teaching staff.