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L4 Award in Understanding IQA of Assessment (IQA1 Unit 1 only)

This is the theory unit only course. It is suitable for those who would like to know more about about IQA but don't have access to the practical requirements for the full IQA course.

Course Overview

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This course is suitable for anyone who is interested to know more about Internal Quality Assurance in their sector. 

No prior experience required but you will need access to your institutions policies and practices for reference.

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

Key details

This course is the theory unit 1 only from the Internal Quality Assurance courses. If you want to do the internal verifier qualification then you should choose the IQA course (units 1 & 2).

If you lead a team of internal verifiers in your workplace then you should do the full Certificate in Internal Quality Assurance.

Pre-course requirements

The Level 4 Awards and Certificate in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment are available for all candidates who fulfil the following criteria:

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.

Course Brochure

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Your course Tutors

  • Mark Bresland Mark Bresland EFL Tutor

    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.

Units and Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the context and principles of internal quality assurance
    1. Explain the functions of internal quality assurance in learning and development
    2. Explain the key concepts and principles of the internal quality assurance of assessment
    3. Explain the roles of practitioners involved in the internal and external quality assurance process
    4. 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
    1. Evaluate the importance of planning and preparing internal quality assurance activities
    2. Explain what an internal quality assurance plan should contain
    3. Summarise the preparations that need to be made for internal quality assurance, including:
      1. Information collection
      2. Communications
      3. Administrative arrangements
      4. resources
  3. Understand techniques and criteria for monitoring the quality of assessment internally
    1. Evaluate different techniques for sampling evidence of assessment, including use of technology
    2. 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
    1. Summarise the types of feedback, support and advice that assessors may need to maintain and improve the quality of assessment
    2. Explain standardization requirements in relation to assessment
    3. Explain relevant procedures regarding disputes about the quality of assessment
  5. Understand how to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment
    1. 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
    1. Evaluate legal issues, policies and procedures relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment, including those for health, safety and welfare
    2. Evaluate different ways in which technology can contribute to the internal quality assurance of assessment
    3. Explain the value of reflective practice and continuing professional development in relation to internal quality assurance
    4. Evaluate requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism in relation to the internal quality assurance of assessment


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

    6 x assignment questions (no word counts)

    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

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