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Virtual Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance Course

Qualify as an Internal Verifier by studying in an online classroom. Part of the TAQA suite. Accredited by NOCN or Pearson.

Course Overview

The Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment is now available in a live online classroom format!

Upcoming Dates:

16th and 23rd September 2021 (9 am to 5 pm)

This is the online equivalent of a regular classroom-based course. If you find studying alone online difficult, this is the perfect solution for you! Your tutors will be available live as well as social interaction with your peers just as you would in a classroom setting.

Upon successful completing of the course, delegates will achieve the nationally recognised Ofqual approved Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment from NOCN or Pearson Edexcel.

What is the Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Course?

The Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Course, also known as the IQA/V1 Course, is the qualification you need to internally verify the work of assessors who teach and assess students in your subject specialism.

To obtain the linked qualification or Level 4 Award, you will need to attend the complete 2-day L4 IQA Training Course and submit the assessments online. This is an online exclusive course and will be conducted in front of a tutor in a live classroom setting.

Why should I train in a virtual classroom?

With the current global situation pertaining to Covid-19, classroom training is an option that doesn’t exist. However, we understand that nothing beats being immersed in the energy of the classroom while being surrounded by like-minded students who want to better themselves in studying for their future.

That is why we are introducing the Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment course in the online classroom format. This will allow you the opportunity to ask your tutor questions and will also give you the chance to partake in group discussions with your fellow students. After completing the course, you can the work as an Internal Verifier in a range of sectors for example, you can become an internal verifier for beauty, health and social care, childcare, health and safety, private security, construction, apprenticeships, hospitality etc.

If you're looking for the self-paced Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Course, click here.

Key details

The Level Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment course is made up of two core units and requires two days of attendance from 9am-5pm (including breaks) in the online classroom.

Day 1:

Students will study theory and take a look at Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment and Unit 2: Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment.

Day 2:

On the second day of the course, students will conduct the observations that are required as per the assessment criteria

The course will include a mixture of live lectures, activities and group discussions. After the 2 days of classroom training is complete, students will have one month to complete course assignments at home and submit them online before the due deadline.

Pre-course requirements

Our online IQA course is available for all candidates who fulfil the following criteria:

  • Age range: 19+
  • Core skills:  There are no formal entry requirements for this training course however candidate must have reading and writing skills in order to complete the course
  • Access to Internet using a laptop / pc / tablet using up to date Windows, Android or Apple operating systems.

Access to two assessors whose work you can sample. Please note, you do NOT need to have an Assessor qualification or experience in order to become an IQA.

Your course Tutors

  • Mark Bresland Mark Bresland EFL Tutor

    Mark is ELN’s Training Manager as well as being one of our most highly rated tutors. He supports students on our DET, IQA, EQA and some Assessor courses. He has amassed over 23 years of training experience, working with all organisational levels, creating, promoting and delivering training solutions in both the public and private sectors, working throughout the UK, Middle East and Africa. He holds numerous qualifications in learning and development including the Diploma in Education and Training, Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, Certificate in Leading Internal Quality Assurance and the Award in External Quality Assurance.

Units and Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Understand the context and principles of internal quality assurance
    1. Explain the functions of internal quality assurance in learning and development
    2. Explain the key concepts and principles of the internal quality assurance of assessment
    3. Explain the roles of practitioners involved in the internal and external quality assurance process
    4. Explain the regulations and requirements for internal quality assurance in own area of practice
  2. Understand how to plan the internal quality assurance of assessment
    1. Evaluate the importance of planning and preparing internal quality assurance activities
    2. Explain what an internal quality assurance plan should contain
    3. Summarise the preparations that need to be made for internal quality assurance, including:
      1. Information collection
      2. Communications
      3. Administrative arrangements
      4. resources
  3. Understand techniques and criteria for monitoring the quality of assessment internally
    1. Evaluate different techniques for sampling evidence of assessment, including use of technology
    2. Explain the appropriate criteria to use for judging the quality of the assessment process 
  4. Understand how to internally maintain and improve the quality of assessment
    1. Summarise the types of feedback, support and advice that assessors may need to maintain and improve the quality of assessment
    2. Explain standardization requirements in relation to assessment
    3. Explain relevant procedures regarding disputes about the quality of assessment
  5. Understand how to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment
    1. Evaluate requirements for information management, data protection and confidentiality in relation to the internal quality assurance of assessment
  6. Understand the legal and good practice requirements for the internal quality assurance of assessment
    1. Evaluate legal issues, policies and procedures relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment, including those for health, safety and welfare
    2. Evaluate different ways in which technology can contribute to the internal quality assurance of assessment
    3. Explain the value of reflective practice and continuing professional development in relation to internal quality assurance
    4. Evaluate requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism in relation to the internal quality assurance of assessment

 

 

  1. Be able to plan the internal quality assurance of assessment
    1. Plan monitoring activities according to the requirements of own role
    2. Make arrangements for internal monitoring activities to assure quality
  2. Be able to internally evaluate the quality of assessment
    1. Carry out internal monitoring activities to quality requirements
    2. Evaluate assessor expertise and competence in relation to the requirements of their role
    3. Evaluate the planning and preparation of assessment processes
    4. Determine whether assessment methods are safe, fair, valid and reliable
    5. Determine whether assessment decisions are made using the specified criteria
    6. Compare assessor decisions to ensure they are consistent
  3. Be able to internally maintain and improve the quality of assessment
    1. Provide assessors with feedback, advice and support, including professional development opportunities, which help them to maintain and improve the quality of assessment
    2. Apply procedures to standardize assessment practices and outcomes
  4. Be able to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment
    1. Apply procedures for recording, storing and reporting information relating to internal quality assurance
    2. Follow procedures to maintain confidentiality of internal quality assurance information
  5. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when internally monitoring and maintaining the quality of assessment
    1. Apply relevant policies, procedures and legislation in relation to internal quality assurance, including those for health, safety and welfare
    2. Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism, in relation to internal quality assurance
    3. Critically reflect on own practice in internally assuring the quality of assessment
    4. Maintain the currency of own expertise and competence in internally assuring the quality of assessment.

 

Assessments

Unit 1: Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training

3 x short essay style assignments and 1 x peer discussion.

Unit 2: Using and Delivering Inclusive Learning and Teaching Approaches in Lifelong Learning

3 x short essay style assignments and 1 x peer discussion for the theory part.

1 x session plan, tutor observation report, peer feedbacks and self-evaluation. You will need to video record and send for assessment a 15-minute microteach session with at least 3 participants over the age of 16. The microteach can be on any topic.

Unit 3: Understanding Assessment in Education and Training

4 x short essay style assignments and 1 x peer discussion.

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Frequently asked questions

AET Virtual course is a 2 day live, virtual course with real-time tutor and colleague interaction. Attendance is time-bound and compulsory like any regular classroom based course. 

The online self-paced AET is a 6 month course where you get access to a personal tutor if you require help but is mostly self-paced independent learning at your convenience.

The certificate can take up to 4-6 weeks to arrive.

Our upcoming dates for the Virtual AET course are:

10th and 11th June, 2021 (9am to 5pm GMT +1)

 

This AET virtual course is equivalent to a regular classroom-based course therefore is costly and time-bound. You get live interaction with your tutor face to face as well as interaction and discussion with your peers on the course. 

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