Education and Training

Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance Courses

Internal Verifier / V1 Courses

  • 396 Students enrolled
  • 45-115 Hours
  • GBP 195-490

Who should do this TAQA Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance course online?

This course qualifies you  to become an internal verifier  or lead internal verifier or Internal Quality Assurer. This is the same course that was previously referred to as the D34 and then the V1 course.  Since the  framework changed in 2013  this is now an NVQ qualification which you need to do if you  want to become and IQA or internal verifier and monitor and verify the work of your assessors in your institution.

Being a Lead Internal Verifier means that you have overall responsibility for your institution's quality assurance systems and processes and you have a team of at least two other IQA's or internal verifiers who you monitor and support.

Please note, by doing this online IQA course you will be qualified to verify and quality assure the principles and practices  of assessment in your specialist area. In easy words, you can internally verify the work of assessors who teach and assess students in a sector where you  have experience. For example you can become an internal verifier for beauty, health and social care, childcare, health  and safety, private security, construction, apprenticeships, hospitality etc

Whether you need to become an Internal Verifier or Lead Internal Verifier, the ELN Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance Courses are for you. Our  distance learning IQA courses are approved by NOCN and Pearson Edexcel on the NVQ framework and are fully approved by Ofqual.

What is TAQA?

TAQA is the term used by City & Guilds (and also in common usage) to stand for Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance.  This term encompasses the whole suite of courses under these 3 headings. On our website you can find them all under Education & Training.However, usually people use the term TAQA  to refer to the Assessor or Internal Quality Assurance courses. This page relates to the IQA courses which relate to managing assessors and internal quality assurance processes. If you need to do the TAQA courses that qualify you to assess learners then please click here. If you'd like to do both, please use the chat option below or email us on info@eln.io to find out more about our package discounts!

What will you learn through the ELN Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance Course?

    • You can make sure all your assessors are working to the same standard and learn how to support them
    • Ensure your Internal Quality Assurance processes are up to national standards and will get approved by UK National Awarding Bodies
    • Gain recognition for your experience of internal verification work

A must for centre owners and managers. Get qualified as an IQA / IV yourself with the ELN Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance Courses.

Pre-requirements

Since the new IQA qualification came out, you no longer need to be a qualified assessor in order to do this IQA course. You just need access to the work-based evidence - see 'Pre-course Requirements' and 'Assessments' tab above.

Before you begin, your tutor will conduct a personalised 1:1 initial interview with you to go over all your work-based evidence and help you figure how best to achieve your qualification using your existing IQA work-based evidence.

Confused about which units to choose?

Choose the first option if you need a theoretical understanding only.

Choose the second option if you want to become a qualified IQA or Internal Verifier.

Choose the third option if you would like to be a Lead Internal Verifier, i.e you manage a team of IQA's and are responsible for the overall IQA systems for your centre.


For more detailed information on the course combinations, units and learning outcomes please download the full course brochure or click on the tabs above.


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Who will you learn with?



Mark Bresland

Mark Bresland

Mark is ELN’s Training Manager as well as being one of our most highly rated tutors. He supports students on our DET, IQA, EQA and some Assessor courses. He has amassed over 23 years of training experience, working with all organisational levels, creating, promoting and delivering training solutions in both the public and private sectors, working throughout the UK, Middle East and Africa. He holds numerous qualifications in learning and development including the Diploma in Education and Training, Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, Certificate in Leading Internal Quality Assurance and the Award in External Quality Assurance.


The Level 4 Awards and Certificate in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment are available for all candidates who fulfill the following criteria set by the Awarding Organisations:

Age range: 19+

Core skills:  There are no formal entry requirements for this training course however candidate must have reading and writing skills in order to complete the course

Access to Internet using a laptop / pc / tablet using up to date Windows, Android or Apple operating systems.

Access to two assessors, assessing two of their own learners each (for Unit 2 only). 

Access to at least two other Internal Verifiers who quality assure two assessors each (for Unit 3 only).




  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
  1. 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
  1. 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 
  1. 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 standardization requirements in relation to assessment
    • Explain relevant procedures regarding disputes about the quality of assessment
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Be able to plan the internal quality assurance of assessment
    • Plan monitoring activities according to the requirements of own role
    • Make arrangements for internal monitoring activities to assure quality
  1. Be able to internally evaluate the quality of assessment
    • Carry out internal monitoring activities to quality requirements
    • Evaluate assessor expertise and competence in relation to the requirements of their role
    • Evaluate the planning and preparation of assessment processes
    • Determine whether assessment methods are safe, fair, valid and reliable
    • Determine whether assessment decisions are made using the specified criteria
    • Compare assessor decisions to ensure they are consistent
  1. Be able to internally maintain and improve the quality of assessment
    • Provide assessors with feedback, advice and support, including professional development opportunities, which help them to maintain and improve the quality of assessment
    • Apply procedures to standardize assessment practices and outcomes
  1. Be able to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment
    • Apply procedures for recording, storing and reporting information relating to internal quality assurance
    • Follow procedures to maintain confidentiality of internal quality assurance information
  1. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when internally monitoring and maintaining the quality of assessment
    • Apply relevant policies, procedures and legislation in relation to internal quality assurance, including those for health, safety and welfare
    • Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism, in relation to internal quality assurance
    • Critically reflect on own practice in internally assuring the quality of assessment
    • Maintain the currency of own expertise and competence in internally assuring the quality of assessment.
  1. Be able to produce a work plan for own area of responsibility
    • Explain the context in which work is to be undertaken
    • Identify the skills base and the resources available
    • Examine priorities and success criteria needed for the team
    • Produce a work plan for own area of responsibility
  1. Be able to allocate and agree responsibilities with team members
    • Identify team members; responsibilities for identified work activities
    • Agree responsibilities and SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound) objectives with team members.
  1. Be able to monitor the progress and quality of work in own area of responsibility and provide feedback
    • Identify ways to monitor progress and quality of work
    • Monitor and evaluate progress against agreed standards and provide feedback to team members
  1. Be able to review and amend plans of work for own area of responsibility and communicate changes
    • Review and amend work plan where changes are needed
    • Communicate changes to team members

Your tutor will conduct a detailed personalised 1:1 initial assessment/interview with you before you begin your Level 4 IQA course. During this interview you will discuss and agree:

  • Personal Development Plan
  • Skillscan to examine your current work-based evidence already being produced during your regular work activities
  • Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Transfers and/or Exemptions that can be claimed

Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment 

2 x Reflective Journal entries and 1 x essay-style assignment

Assignments can be presented in the format of tables,

Work documents can be used instead of theory assignments e.g. IQA reports, policies, procedures, verification records etc

 

Unit 2: Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment 

Work documents including:

1 x internal quality assurance plan, quality assurance / verification evidence, IQA feedback and report, management of all the data.

Wherever possible we will work with you to fulfill the assessment criteria using your existing work evidence.

 

Unit 3: Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Own Area of Expertise

Work documents including:

1 x brief assignment, 1 x monitoring plans showing monitoring and standardisation of at least two other internal verifiers, 1 x Review of the monitoring activities.

Wherever possible we will work with you to fulfill the assessment criteria using your existing work evidence.

  • Online Distance Learning
  • Level 4 Award in Understanding IQA of Assessment (Unit 1 only)
  • 195.00
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  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment (Units 1 & 2 only)
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  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading Internal Quality Assurance (Units 1,2,3)
  • 490.00
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