Level 4 IQA Course Overview
Who is this IQA course suitable for?
This is the IQA qualification which you need to do if you want to become an IQA or internal verifier. This course was previously known as the D34 or V1 course. However, these are now outdated and it is best to get this new L4 IQA qualification to progress your assessor moderator career.
This course is also part of the TAQA (Teaching, Assessment and Quality Assurance) courses. If you are looking for the Level 3 TAQA Assessor course please click here.
This Level 4 IQA training is suitable to internally verify any NVQ, RQF, Functional Skills or other regulated qualifications like apprenticeships as well.
By doing this online NVQ Verifier course you can internally verify the work of assessors who teach and assess students in your subject specialism. This includes a range of sectors, for example, you can become an internal verifier for beauty, health and social care, early years, childcare, health and safety, private security, construction, apprenticeships, hospitality etc.
If you do not have any assessors whose work you can verify you can do the IQA theory unit only and then try to get a placement. You can come back and add the unit 2 at a special discount any time.
If you hold a management position and do IQA work but also have overall responsibility for your centre as a Lead Internal Verifier then you should do our Lead IQA course.
What if I have some of the coursework or IQA units done already?
We often get people who have been abandoned by other training providers - so contact us if you already have some or all of the work completed. Our priority is to help you complete your course and get qualified! Our UK-based highly-qualified tutors have worked hard on interactive, video, and graphical based course content.
Our students love how we've broken down the assignments into easy, doable tasks. We give you checklists and make sure to support you all the way through.
How long will it take to do the IQA course and how is it delivered?
We allow 6 months for you to do the course but it is completely online and self-paced so you can complete as quickly as you like, for most of our learners that means about 2-4 weeks. All the coursework is submitted online with the help of your tutor and we can observe you online or authorise a suitably qualified colleague on our behalf.
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Why choose ELN for your Internal Verifier course?
- Unlimited Personal Tutor support - live 1:1 video tutorial for induction
- ISO 9001 and ISO 29993 certification - quality assured for your peace of mind
- Live Tutorials on Zoom with Peer Discussions
- Interest-Free Monthly Instalments - get full access to the course and tutor on the first payment
- No Hidden Charges
- Group Discounts - email on email@example.com straight away
- Quick Certification - due to Direct Claims Status with all our Awarding Bodies
- NOCN accreditation - 1 of the largest Awarding Bodies in the UK and abroad
- Classroom-based in-house 3-4 day course + blended options available
If you are already a qualified Internal Verifier and are looking to expand your career options, our External Quality Assurance is the natural progression for you. Read more about it here.
Our core purpose is to help you get qualified so you can boost your internal verification career. We are waiting to help you! Click on the webchat or Contact Us today!
IQA Course Credits: 12
IQA Course Duration: 6 months
Before you begin, your tutor will conduct a personalised 1:1 initial interview with you to go over all your work-based evidence and help you figure how best to achieve your qualification using your existing IQA work-based evidence.
This is the same course that was previously referred to as the D34 and then the V1 course. If you have these qualifications and wish to upgrade then this is the right course for you. However, there are no exemptions from the old D34 or V1 courses to this IQA qualification.
If you do not have access to assessors then you should do the theory only unit 1 Level 4 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of IQA course.
If you are a head of centre, quality nominee and have access to a team of internal verifiers then you can also do the Lead IQA course also known as the Level 4 Certificate in Leading Internal Quality Assurance.
Level 4 Award in IQA 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.
You will need two assessors whose work you can sample.
You do NOT need to have an Assessor qualification or experience in order to do this IQA course.
IQA Course Brochure
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L4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance - Course Outline
- Understand the context and principles of internal quality assurance
- 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
- Understand how to plan the internal quality assurance of assessment
- 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
- Administrative arrangements
- Understand techniques and criteria for monitoring the quality of assessment internally
- Evaluate different techniques for sampling evidence of assessment, including use of technology
- Explain the appropriate criteria to use for judging the quality of the assessment process
- Understand how to internally maintain and improve the quality of assessment
- Summarise the types of feedback, support and advice that assessors may need to maintain and improve the quality of assessment
- Explain standardization requirements in relation to assessment
- Explain relevant procedures regarding disputes about the quality of assessment
- Understand how to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment
- Evaluate requirements for information management, data protection and confidentiality in relation to the internal quality assurance of assessment
- Understand the legal and good practice requirements for the internal quality assurance 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
- Explain the value of reflective practice and continuing professional development in relation to internal quality assurance
- Evaluate requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism in relation to the internal quality assurance of assessment
- Be able to plan the internal quality assurance of assessment
- Plan monitoring activities according to the requirements of own role
- Make arrangements for internal monitoring activities to assure quality
- Be able to internally evaluate the quality of assessment
- Carry out internal monitoring activities to quality requirements
- Evaluate assessor expertise and competence in relation to the requirements of their role
- Evaluate the planning and preparation of assessment processes
- Determine whether assessment methods are safe, fair, valid and reliable
- Determine whether assessment decisions are made using the specified criteria
- Compare assessor decisions to ensure they are consistent
- Be able to internally maintain and improve the quality of assessment
- Provide assessors with feedback, advice and support, including professional development opportunities, which help them to maintain and improve the quality of assessment
- Apply procedures to standardize assessment practices and outcomes
- Be able to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment
- Apply procedures for recording, storing and reporting information relating to internal quality assurance
- Follow procedures to maintain confidentiality of internal quality assurance information
- Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when internally monitoring and maintaining the quality of assessment
- Apply relevant policies, procedures and legislation in relation to internal quality assurance, including those for health, safety and welfare
- 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.
L4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance - Assessments
Your tutor will conduct a detailed personalised 1:1 initial assessment/interview with you before you begin your Level 4 IQA course. During this interview you will discuss and agree:
- Personal Development Plan
- Skillscan to examine your current work-based evidence already being produced during your regular work activities
- Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Transfers and/or Exemptions that can be claimed
Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment
6 x short essay-style assignments
Assignments can be presented in various formats, including written discussion, tables, graphics, screenshots or examples of work-based evidence.
Work documents can be used in conjunction with theory assignments e.g. IQA reports, policies, procedures, verification records etc
Unit 2: Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment
Work documents including:
1 x internal quality assurance plan,
General quality assurance / verification evidence,
IQA observation feedback and report
Evidence of management of all IQA data and standardisation.
You will also need to complete one observation with at least one of the assessors. This can be done via video recording, live observation via Zoom or we can authorise a suitably qualified colleague to complete this on our behalf.
Wherever possible, we will work with you to fulfil the assessment criteria using your existing work evidence.
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Level 4 IQA Course - FAQs
Internal Quality Assurance is what you need to be an internal verifier and to monitor the training staff in your organisation, monitor learning, delivery and assessments happening in your centre as well as legal matters like Data Protection.
The IQA unit 2 qualifies you as an internal verifier who can sample and verify assessor work. The third unit qualifies you as a Lead IQA or Lead Verifier meaning you can lead/manage a team of internal verifiers. As a Lead IQA you would also have responsibility for the centre's overall quality assurance processes and policies.
Yes, this course is a Level 4 NVQ course and will give you the theory knowledge and practical skills to become an IQA. If you do the theory only IQA course then you will get the knowledge part only and you can add the practical IQA unit later. Either way the online IQA qualification applies to pretty much all types of qualifications in the UK from schools, NVQs, BTECs, HNCs or HNDs, all courses in the Further Education (FE) sector, colleges, universities etc
Yes, if you do this IQA qualification, you can then purchase the remaining unit later once you can access a team of other internal verifiers who you can manage. We offer loyalty discounts and interest free easy instalments for returning customers.
You can volunteer or work part-time or freelance to access the work-based requirements. Most of our candidates can find placements in a local college.
Yes, all the courses and units are self-paced and can be combined with the practical units at a later stage at a special discounted price.
There is no difference between the qualification content, delivery or assessment. Both Pearson Edexcel and NOCN operate under Ofqual and offer the same qualification so this is purely a matter of which brand you prefer. Pearson are more widely-recognised but NOCN process the certificates much quicker.
Unfortunately there's no direct RPL from the D-suite of quals to the current IQA course approved by any awarding body. This is because the format of the qualification has changed. However, once you register we can supplement some criteria with a professional discussion. Your tutor will cover the possibilities with you in the initial interview.
Yes, City & Guilds first coined the term TAQA for their Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance courses. Over time the phrase has become more widely used to connotate the NVQ Assessment and Quality Assurance courses in particular.
This particular course consists of unit 1 & 2 of the internal quality assurance course. In order to become a Lead internal verifier you should do all 3 units from the Lead IQA course.