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Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

Course Code: AIQA
  • Level: 4
  • Qualification: Award
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: Eight weeks
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Time of day: Evening, Flexible
  • When you'll study: Tuesdays, 5.15pm - 9.00pm

What's it all about?

Does your role involve quality assurance in the assessment of teaching and learning? Are you looking for a qualification or training that will help you with internal quality assurance (IQA)?

This qualification is for practitioners who wish to develop their skills, knowledge and experience of IQA processes and practices. You will learn about conducting internal quality assurance of the assessment processes from within a centre or organisation, by sample planning, monitoring and advising on the practice of assessors and assessment.

Course information

You will gain an understanding of the role and responsibilities of an IQA regarding:

  • 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.

You must be 19 years or older and will need to attend an interview and complete a skills scan before enrolment to determine your existing experience/knowledge and access to assessment opportunities.

You must have access to monitor and quality assure the work of components of qualification in your centre or organisation. This must be with a minimum of two real assessors, each with a minimum of two learners.

You should have the ability to manage the requirements of the course due to the demands of the learning and assessment required for the qualification. You will need to read and interpret written tasks, write answers in a clear and legible form and have adequate digital skills.

You will need to have time available to dedicate to home study and be able to commit to the full eight-week programme.

You will be required to complete a workbook and produce a portfolio of evidence, demonstrating a range of activities involving carrying out IQA activities and supporting and monitoring assessors and IQAs.

The evidence required must come from you as the candidate’s IQA. You will be required to monitor and quality assure the work of a minimum of two assessors, each with a minimum of two learners working through components of a qualification.

Upon successful completion, depending on your skills, knowledge and experience you may be able to progress onto the Level 4 Certificate in Leading Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment (CLIQA) which can lead to employment in the IQA field.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Secondary Education Teaching Professionals

£54,764.63

Potential salary

£19,993.15

Entry level salary

£39,807.00

Average salary

56

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