Internal Quality Assurance – Unit 1

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Course Description

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.

What Will You Study?

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:

1. Understand the context and principles of internal quality assurance

  • Explain the functions of internal quality assurance in learning and development
  • Explain the key concepts and principles of the internal quality assurance of assessment
  • Explain the roles of practitioners involved in the internal and external quality assurance process
  • Explain the regulations and requirements for internal quality assurance in own area of practice

2. Understand how to plan the internal quality assurance of assessment

  • Evaluate the importance of planning and preparing internal quality assurance activities
  • Explain what an internal quality assurance plan should contain
  • Summarise the preparations that need to be made for internal quality assurance, including:
    • Information collection
    • Communications
    • Administrative arrangements
    • resources

3. Understand techniques and criteria for monitoring the quality of assessment internally

  • Evaluate different techniques for sampling evidence of assessment, including use of technology
  • Explain the appropriate criteria to use for judging the quality of the assessment process

4. Understand how to internally maintain and improve the quality of assessment

  • Summarise the types of feedback, support and advice that assessors may need to maintain and improve the quality of assessment
  • Explain standardisation requirements in relation to assessment
  • Explain relevant procedures regarding disputes about the quality of assessment

5. Understand how to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment

  • Evaluate requirements for information management, data protection and confidentiality in relation to the internal quality assurance of assessment

6. Understand the legal and good practice requirements for the internal quality assurance of assessment

  • Evaluate legal issues, policies and procedures relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment, including those for health, safety and welfare
  • Evaluate different ways in which technology can contribute to the internal quality assurance of assessment
  • Explain the value of reflective practice and continuing professional development in relation to internal quality assurance
  • Evaluate requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism in relation to the internal quality assurance of assessment
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Course Cost

Cost: £199 each or £379 for both Units. *50% off for first time students

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