The vast majority of people who train to become an IQA are qualified and experienced assessors. For most people, the IQA course is the most logical progression route on from their career as an assessor.
Although, the role of an Internal Quality Assurer is very different to that of an assessor. So, it is important that you are sure on what the roles of an IQA include.
If you are already V1 or IV qualified, then it may just be a case that you want to update yourself with the most recent knowledge-based componence in the IQA suite. If this is the case, then the Level 4 Award that only covers unit 1 will be the qualification you need.
The Level 4 Award that incorporates units 1 and 2 is the qualification you will need if you are either currently or going to be internally assuring the quality of assessment.
Effectively, you are assessing the assessor! Every NVQ candidate needs to have an assessor and every assessor needs to have an Internal Quality Assurer.
You will need the Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice if you are going to be the lead IQA within your organisation.
This course would qualify you to lead the process of ensuring that all standards are met during the delivery of training and within the training organisation as a whole.
Unit 1 – Understanding The Principles And Practices Of Internally Assuring The Quality Of Assessment
Unit 1 of the course contains the following units of study: