Virtual Zoom - Level 4 IQA Course

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

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Course Overview

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

Upcoming Dates:

Day 1 - 16th September 2021 (9 am to 5 pm)

Day 2 - 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 tutor will be available live and you will have social interaction with your peers just as you would in a physical classroom setting. The difference being you save time and money on the commute and can study from the comfort of your own home.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will achieve the nationally recognised Ofqual approved Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment from NOCN or Pearson Edexcel. You can choose whichever awarding body you like at no extra cost.

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 area.

This L4 NVQ Internal Verifier course is part of the TAQA units which are required to become an internal verifier - this was previously called the V1 course. You can even do this course to upgrade your V1 or D33, D34 qualification to the new Internal Quality Assurance course.

To obtain this Level 4 Verifier 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.

This course is suitable for you anyone who wants to become an IQA in their own specialism whether you want to become a beauty internal verifier, construction internal verifier, fitness IQA, Health & Social Care IQA, Apprenticeships - whatever field you have competence in you will be qualified once you do this course.

You do not need any previous experience, you just need 2 assessors in your organisation whose work you can verify during this course.

Why should I train in a virtual classroom?

With the current global situation pertaining to Covid-19, many people are still feeling unsure about face-to-face training. However, we understand that nothing beats being immersed in the energy of the classroom while being surrounded by like-minded peers and professionals.

That is why we offer the Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance 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

    As well as being ELN’s Training Manager and Internal Quality Assurer, Mark is also a tutor at ELN. He has amassed over 25 years of training and quality experience, within the Post-16 education and training sector, working in various roles for organisations throughout the UK, Middle East, Asia and Africa and continues to provide External Quality Assurance services for Ofqual and CCEA regulated Awarding Bodies and organisations within the UK. Mark has numerous qualifications across several sectors and holds professional memberships with the ILM, CMI, CQI, IRCA, SET, CIPD, SIA, IOSH and IIRSM. 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.

  • George Rigby George Rigby

    George is the ELN tutor for our IQA and DET programs. George's experience in education started as a school PE teacher before moving into further and higher education teaching on a wide range of programs from traineeship & apprenticeships to degrees. George has acted as a lead IQA for a wide range of organisations, within his work George has worked with learners from the US, Asia & 100's of learners in the UK. As a huge football fan George will promise to avoid using sports analogies when leaving feedback but he has been known to perform knee slide celebrations when his learners achieve!

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

IQA Virtual course is a 2 days 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 IQA 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.

Since we have Direct Claim Status the certificate can take up to 2-4 weeks to arrive.

Our upcoming dates for the Virtual AET course are:

Day 1: 16th Sept 2021  (9am to 5pm GMT +1)

Day 2:  23rd Sept 2021  (9am to 5pm GMT +1)

This IQA 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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