Leading internal quality assurance (IQA)

Leading internal quality assurance of assessment, processes & practices ( IQA)

Course Duration, Location & Price:


Course Duration:
5/6 visits plus Course Work

Pricing: 
£650

Course Aims:


The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment, Processes and Practices qualification (IQA) is a practical-based qualification intended for those leading a team of internal quality assurance staff or for those seeking a career progression within an internal quality assurance team.

Course Contents:  


The course is made up of the following 3 Units:

  • Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment
  • Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility
  • Internally assure the quality of assessment

Qualification & Progression:


The level 4 certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) is a practical-based qualification. It is intended for those leading a team of internal quality assurance staff.

Further progression leads on to the Level 4 Certificate in Leading the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice, which is a practical-based qualification intended for those who lead a team of people responsible for assuring the quality of assessment from outside an organisation or assessment centre, usually on behalf of an awarding organisation.

Course Outcomes:


Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment

  • Understand the context and principles of internal quality assurance
  • Understand how to plan the internal quality assurance of assessment
  • Understand techniques and criteria for monitoring the quality of assessment internally
  • Understand how to internally maintain and improve the quality of assessment
  • Understand how to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment
  • Understand the legal and good practice requirements for the internal quality assurance of assessment

Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility

  • Be able to allocate and agree responsibilities with team members
  • Be able to monitor the progress and quality of work in own area of responsibility and provide feedback
  • Be able to review and amend plans of work for own area of responsibility and communicate changes
  • Be able to produce a work plan for own area of responsibility

Internally assure the quality of assessment

  • Be able to internally evaluate the quality of assessment
  • Be able to internally maintain and improve the quality of assessment
  • Be able to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment
  • Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when internally monitoring and maintaining the quality of assessment
  • Be able to plan the internal quality assurance of assessment
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