Education and Training

Level 4 External Quality Assurance

External Verifier Qualification

  • 13 Students enrolled
  • 45 Hours
  • GBP 295

ELN’s Level 4 External Quality Assurance courses are approved by NOCN and Pearson Edexcel. We currently offer only the theory unit.

The theory unit on its own provides the Level 4 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of External Quality Assurance of Assessment. This is an excellent upgrade for anyone already qualified as an internal verifier who would like to learn more about the quality assurance process from an Awarding Body or regulatory point of view.

Doing the two unit course qualifies you to work for any UK Awarding Body in a capacity to conduct independent External Quality Assurance or External Verification visits to a range of FE and HE Colleges, Training Providers, Colleges, Schools etc. We will be able to take registrations for the unit 2 in the 2019 academic year intake. 

Who can take up this course?

We currently only offer the Unit 1 which is a pre-requisite for the practical unit 2. These courses are suitable for people with demonstrable experience in Education & Training and Learning and Development. You should be qualified and an experience practitioner of Internal Quality Assurance before doing this course.

Why should you take up ELN’s Level 4 External Quality Assurance course?

    • You can expand your knowledge about External Quality Assurance processes and requirements
    • Get better prepared for your External Verification visits
    • Progress your career and open up opportunities to work for UK Awarding Organisations

Choose Option 1 if you would like to know more about External Verification but do not work as an External Verifier (yet!).

Choose Option 2 if you have access to work as an EV or EQA and conduct External Quality Assurance visits.

Choose Option 3 if you have access to work as an EV and you also lead a team of a minimum two other External Verifiers.

Your tutor will conduct a detailed personalised 1:1 initial interview with you before you begin your Level 4 Qualification in External Quality Assurance. For more details, click to expand the 'Assessment' Tab below.

All the External Quality Assurance qualifications are based on the assessment strategy and qualification structures, devised originally by Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK), and are now owned by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).



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 External 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.

Be qualified and have experience working as IQA for 2-3 years.

Access to two centres for the purpose of conducting external quality assurance activities (for Unit 2 only).

Access to two other External Verifiers who you help with planning, montioring and coordinating external quality assurance activities (for Unit 3 only).


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

  1. Understand how to plan the external quality assurance of assessment
    • Evaluate the importance of planning and preparing external quality assurance activities
    • Explain what an external quality assurance plan should contain
    • Summarise the preparations that need to be made for external quality assurance, including:
      • Information collection
      • Communications
      • Administrative arrangements
      • Resources
    • Explain hoe to adapt external monitoring and evaluation approaches to meet customer need without compromising quality standards

  1. Understand how to externally evaluate the quality of assessment and internal quality assurance
    • Explain the procedures for externally monitoring and evaluating internal quality assurance arrangements and practices
    • Interpret the requirements for externally monitoring and evaluating internal assessment arrangements and practices
    • Evaluate different techniques for externally sampling evidence of assessment, including those that use technology

  1. Understand how to externally maintain and improve the quality of assessment
    • Critically compare the types of feedback, support and advice that internal assessment and quality assurance staff may need to maintain and improve the quality of assessment
    • Evaluate standardisation requirements relevant to the external quality assurance of assessment
    • Explain the importance of providing feedback, support and advice to internal assessment and quality assurance staff that is consistent with standardisation requirements
    • Explain the relevant procedures to follow when there are disputes concerning quality assurance and assessment

  1. Understand how to manage information relevant to the external quality assurance
    • Evaluate the requirements for information management, data protection and confidentiality in relation to the external quality assurance

  1. Understand the legal and good practice requirements for the external quality assurance
    • Evaluate legal issues, policies and procedures that are relevant to external quality assurance, including those for health, safety and welfare
    • Critically compare different ways in which technology can contribute to external quality assurance
    • Evaluate requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism in relation to the external quality assurance of assessment
    • Explain the value of reflective practice and continuing professional development in relation to external quality assurance


  1. Be able to plan the external quality assurance of assessment
    • Plan procedures for the external quality assurance of assessment
    • Communicate procedures for external quality assurance to the organisations and individuals concerned
    • Ensure arrangements and resources are in place for external monitoring and evaluation

  1. Be able to externally evaluate internal quality assurance and assessment
    • Carry out monitoring activities to quality requirements
    • Evaluate the quality of internal quality assurance systems
    • Evaluate the quality of internal administrative arrangements
    • Evaluate the quality of internal staffing and internal staff expertise and cometence
    • Determine whether assessment arrangements, methods and decisions meet quality requirements

  1. Be able to maintain and improve internal quality assurance processes
    • Provide staff with feedback, advice and support, which help them to maintain and improve the quality of assessment
    • Apply procedures for the standardisation of assessment practices and outcomes

  1. Be able to manage information relevant to the external quality assurance of assessment
    • Apply procedures for recording, storing and reporting information relating to external quality assurance
    • Apply procedures to maintain confidentiality of information relating to external quality assurance

  1. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when externally monitoring and maintaining the quality of assessment
    • Apply policies, procedures and legislation relevant to the external quality assurance of assessment, including those for health, safety and welfare
    • Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism, in relation to the external quality assurance of assessment
    • Critically reflect on own practice in externally assuring the quality of assessment
    • Maintain the currency of own expertise and competence as relevant to external quality assurance.


  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 interview with you before you begin your Level 4 Qualification in External Quality Assurance. 

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

3 x essay-style assignments

Assignments can be presented in the format of tables,

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

 

Unit 2: Externally Assure the Quality of Assessment

Work documents including:

2 x draft/initial external quality assurance plan, 2 x final EQA plan, quality assurance / verification evidence, EQA 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 external 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.

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