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TQUK Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices (RQF)

This IQA qualification will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding to enable you to perform the role of internal quality assurer in an educational institute.

You will gain the knowledge through our Moodle Virtual Learning Environment, when you are ready, you can complete the practical modules, either at your place of work subject to suitable expert witnesses (Experienced and qualified IQA) being available or we will arrange for you to attend at our training centre and complete the practical IQA with us. To speak to one of our advisors, please call us on 01206 805380.

Course Information

  • Course Duration: Minimum 90 Guided Learning Hours
  • Course Location: Online / Distance /Classroom
  • Course Price: £450 + VAT

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Included

  • Access to our Moodle Based Virtual Learning Environment for 12 months.
  • IQA Practical at our workplace / your workplace
  • Lessons, videos.
  • Examples and templates.
  • Online tutor support.
  • Certification.

We do not charge any additional fees for work that needs to be re-submitted

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Information

  • Award Details: TQUK Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
  • Qualification Number: 601/2338/2
  • Awarding Organisation: Training Qualifications UK

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Prerequisites

  • Level 2 in literacy, numeracy or equivalent.
  • Delegates must be aged 18+.
  • Completion of our online initial assessment form.
  • Access to the Internet.
  • Laptop / Computer.
  • Word 97 or newer.
  • To be familiar with uploading and downloading files.
  • If you plan to complete the course as a distance course, you will need to have access to courses being delivered and assessed for you to complete your internal quality assurance of the assessment decisions.
  • You will also need to have an expert witness who is a fully qualified and experienced IQA if you want to complete this as a distance course.
  • If you don't have access to suitable courses or if you do not have an IQA available to act as your expert witness you would need to complete the practical module with us at our training centre in Colchester, Essex. There is no additional charge and this is our recommended option.

Recommended

It is recommended (but not required) that learners hold one of the following qualifications prior to enrolling 

  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment 
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement 
  • A1 Assess candidate performance using a range of methods 
  • D32/D33 assess candidates performance/assess candidates using a different range of methods

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Learning outcomes.

This is a 12 Credit Qualification

You will be able to:

  • 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
  • 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 and resources.
  • Evaluate different techniques for sampling evidence of assessment, including using technology
  • Explain the appropriate criteria to use for judging the quality of the assessment process
  • Summarise the types of feedback, support and advice that Assessors may need to maintain and improve the quality of assessment
  • Explain standardisation requirements in relation to assessment
  • Explain relevant procedures regarding disputes about the quality of assessment
  • Evaluate requirements for information management, data protection and confidentiality in relation to the internal quality assurance of assessment
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Evaluate different ways in which technology can contribute to the internal quality assurance of assessment
  • Evaluate requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism, in relation to the internal quality assurance of assessment
  • Observations of assessment - observation of assessment, learner interviews, desktop review of assessment decisions on learners work, assessment decisions on guided discussions etc, across a range of units and complete a comprehensive portfolio to evidence and document your work.

More information about the IQA Course

You will have access to the training with our online virtual learning environment for 12 months, the course is set out in an easy to follow format and 12 months is plenty of time to complete your assignments.

The online training provides you with videos, lessons and many useful handouts to help you to complete the theoretical side of this course, your tutor will provide guidance and feedback, your assignments will be marked within 48 hours of submission, however this is often sooner.

If you submit an assignment that doesn't meet all of the learning outcomes, don't worry. Your tutor will point you in the right direction and you can re-submit an assignment as many times as necessary.

When your theory assignments have been completed, you will need to observe assessments. This can be one assessment at your place of work and one at our training centre. To meet the learning outcomes for this qualification you must be internally quality assuring a qualification with clear documented learning outcomes and a minimum of 2 modules.

This should include observation of assessment, learner interviews, desktop review of assessment decisions on learners work, assessment decisions on guided discussions etc, across a range of units.

What IT Skills do I need to complete the training online?

Using the VLE does require basic IT Skills, you will need to be familiar with uploading and downloading files, the course lessons can be accessed through any mobile device.

Who is this for?

This qualification is for those wishing to undertake the role of Internal Quality Assurer within an educational institute.

What can I expect if I do the practical elements with ITG?

  • You will quality assure using a number of different methods.
  • You will observe teaching
  • You will observe delegates delivery of micro-teach presenations
  • You will observe the micro-teach assessment and debrief discussions
  • You will conduct learner interviews
  • You will internal quality assure teaching materials
  • You will conduct a desk-based IQA on another qualification

You will need to start at 8:30 to be introduced to the trainer before the course starts, you will watch the first session and observe 2 or 3 microteach presentations and debriefing, then you will write up your report. You will debrief the trainer and provide feedback before starting your desk based review of different courses. This will be followed by a debrief with our IQA to compare and check standarisation of your report. When completed our IQA will sign off your practical module.

You are welcome to use our facilities to complete your reflection logs which would then be checked and signed off by our IQA.