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Internal Quality Assurance – Short Course (Level 4)

This programme of study develops your knowledge of the quality assurance of assessment (IQA) process.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Teacher Training, Coaching and Mentoring
Adult and Community
Location: Workplace
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 4
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 24
Hours: 1.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £200

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Course Information for Students

This programme of study develops your knowledge 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 understanding 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
  • Develop your knowledge 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
  • A relevant Assessor qualification if required
  • 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 a qualified and experienced Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) to help support you, if required

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)

This course will be delivered via 1-1 tutorials, on a flexible basis.   

There is no specialist equipment required but you would be expected to have access to an Internet-enabled device to complete tasks and upload evidence.

You will build a portfolio of evidence to prove competency and good practice in the theory of internal verification. 

You will implement what you have learned in the workplace and improve practices. You can develop your understanding to enable effective support with the new Apprenticeship Standards and End Point Assessment, developing 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 as required.

You could 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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Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Quality Assurance Technicians


Quality Assurance Technicians

Social Workers


Social Workers

Probation Officers


Probation Officers

Records Clerks and Assistants


Records Clerks and Assistants

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Course Information Last Updated On: December 7, 2023 4:27 pm