Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice Award Level 4

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    Part Time

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    18 Months

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    Tuesday 1st July 2025


The Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance Award (IQA) is part of the TAQA framework of qualifications and designed for practitioners who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process from within a centre, and wish to gain a recognised qualification.

The course has been developed for those working in accredited learning, non-accredited learning, the NQF and the QCF.

What will I do?

During the Level 4 Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance Award (IQA) you will study the two below units:

  • Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment
  • Internally assure the quality of assessment

You will attend an induction workshop for your course and undertake a series of meetings and reviews with your portfolio assessor in order to plan the collection of your evidence and compile your portfolio. There will also be an observation of you monitoring assessors within your workplace.

In addition to your course, you may also study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade.

The entry qualifications for the Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance Award (IQA) are completion of The Assessors Award.

The Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate will take you 18 months to complete and is accomplished in the workplace.

You will initially attend college at our Boston Campus (Rochford) on Tuesday 1st July 2025 for a 6 hour session. You will then complete a series of observations and assessments throughout the duration of the course, dates and times of which will be agreed at the initial session.

The Internal Quality Assurance Award (IQA) will cost £752.
If you are aged 19-23, fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701.

Aged 19+?
If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £25,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

You will be observed monitoring and feeding back to assessors on their practice and CPD opportunities. You will also hold a professional discussion with your assessor with regard to the quality assurance of the assessment process.

In order to complete, the knowledge aspect of the award there will be 12 questions to research and complete. Over the period of the course you will build up a portfolio of evidence to show that you have monitored and quality assured the work of two assessors.

The Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance Award (IQA) is two units (12 credits) and can be counted towards the full Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development. Employment opportunities within the quality assurance field.

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