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Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

Course Code: AIQA
  • Level: 4
  • Qualification: Award
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Duration: 15 weeks
  • Time of day: Flexible
  • When you'll study: Flexible

What's it all about?

Do you have a quality assurance role in the assessment of teaching and learning? Are you looking for a qualification or training that will help you with internal quality assurance (often referred to as internal QA)? This qualification is required to meet the emerging needs of the developing qualification frameworks and to reflect changes in the practice of assessment and quality assurance.

For practitioners who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process from within a centre or organisation, by sample planning, monitoring and advising on the practice of assessors.

You will need to attend the first session, which will be an induction evening class. After this first session, the delivery model will then move to a one-to-one tutorial model. Each trainee will have an allocation of eight hours to work with their tutor.

Course information

You will gain an understanding of the role and responsibilities of an IQA in relation to:

  • principles of internal quality assurance
  • principles of assessment
  • legislation and regulations
  • equality and diversity,
  • supporting assessors
  • monitoring trends and maintaining standards.

You will be able to:

  • induct assessors
  • plan and carry out IQA activities
  • provide constructive feedback and CPD guidance to assessors
  • record and report your findings.

Entry requirements will depend on your existing experience/knowledge and access to students/quality assurance opportunities. However, you will complete a skills scan prior to enrolment to determine the exact entry requirements.

You will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence, demonstrating a range of activities involving supporting and monitoring assessors and carrying out quality assurance of vocational assessment.

Primary evidence for the learning outcomes and assessment criteria must come from the candidate IQA monitoring and quality assuring the work of two assessors, each with a minimum of two candidates of their own through components of a qualification.

Progression will depend on the particular award you take – this may include progressing to achieve either one or two additional units (depending on your particular job role within quality assurance).

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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