The Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is government regulated and approved by TQUK. The course forms part of the Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) suite of qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland; separate standards are available in Scotland.
It therefore meets the highest standards of professional courses and is extremely popular.
The course has been designed for those who want to work within internal quality assurance, or are currently doing so. It will qualify you to quality assure ANY sector! If you have been looking after the quality of training or have been responsible for making sure employees work according to procedures and practice within your work place, you can transfer your experience and get qualified as an Internal Quality Assurer (IQA).
With this qualification you can get a job within any company in internal quality assurance or become the Internal Quality Assurer of training centres, which is Internal Moderator/Verifier (as formerly known) It is therefore perfect for beginners or those new to an IQA role or those currently working within this role but not yet formerly qualified.
This is an online course so you can complete it at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home
High quality video clips accessed online 24 hours a day helps to make this course easy to learn, due to fantastic visual aids.
PLEASE NOTE - Sadly we are unable to take people from the USA and Canada for online courses due to restrictions in insurance cover for schools in the UK - however all other countries are accepted.
The course covers:
• Roles and responsibilities of an IQA
• Key concepts and principles of an IQA
• Sample planning and planning IQA activities
• Making IQA decisions and providing feedback
• Standardising assessment and IQA practice
• Advising and supporting assessors
• Talking to learners and witnesses
• Checking and maintaining records
• Evaluating IQA and Continued Professional Development (CPD)
We love what we do and have passionate knowledgeable tutors who very much look forward to welcoming you on a course with them soon.
Unit 1 - Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment:
This is the foundation of the course as it will equip you with all the knowledge and understanding you need to become a very good Internal Quality Assurer. You will use these principles and practices throughout your career as an IQA and also apply them during your unit 2 assessment.
Unit 2 - Internally assure the quality of assessment:
This is the final unit of this course where you will learn how to practically quality assure the quality of assessment processes according to standards and criteria. You will have the opportunity of quality assuring the work of two Assessors to complete this unit.
Each unit consists of learning outcomes and assessment criteria at level 4. Learning outcomes are what the learner will do, assessment criteria are what the learner can do. The units can be achieved in any order but it is advisable in this course to complete unit 1 and then move onto unit 2. You will be fully supported throughout the duration of the course.
• This course is delivered online through our cutting edge online learning platform
• Material includes course manual, useful guides, supplementary resources, templates, handouts and videos
• Our professionally written course materials will teach and guide you step by step
• You will have a dedicated tutor/Assessor who will provide full support and assess your work
The course material will be provided via our online learning platform http://aboutskillstraining.co.uk/my-account/
Course material includes:
➢ Online Platform User Guide – this will provide you with instructions as to how to use the online platform and submit your work etc.
➢ Course Manual – this is your manual to work from throughout your course. Your assignments are also within the course manual.
➢ Learning Outcome and Assignment Guidance – this will enable you to see the learning outcomes you will achieve by completing the units within this course.
➢ Online Video – a fantastic aid to help support visual learners.
➢ Supplementary Resources – this section is full of useful templates, hand outs and information created to support your learning and the start of your career as an IQA.
➢ Referencing Guide – this will help you to reference others’ work in your assignments.
Learners must achieve 12 credits from the two units (6 in each unit) The Guided Learning hours (GLH) for this course is 90.
Unit 1 will be assessed by assignment, professional discussion and/or oral and written questions (Assignments 1-6) Unit 2 will be assessed by observation of your performance, professional discussion and/or oral and written questions, along with a review of products and evidence of your work (Assignments 7-10)
You will need to complete various quality assurance activities with your assessors to demonstrate your skills, knowledge and understanding. This is to meet all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units you are working towards.
You will need to identify who and what you will internally quality assure for the performance units, and keep all records relating to the IQA activities you undertake. You will need to have your decisions countersigned by another qualified IQA in the same subject area as yourself.
You will be formally assessed and will receive feedback regarding your progress on the online learning platform.
After paying your initial deposit to Gateway Workshops, you will receive a course confirmation within 24 hours from your course tutor. This will contain full course details and further payment information.
You will then be required to set up an instalment plan or make payment in full to your tutor. Once your tutor has received the initial course payment or payment in full, you will receive an email notification and link to the online material.
You can start your course as soon as you receive the link to the online learning platform (this can be within 24 hours of booking your course!)
The Total Qualification Time (as set out by TQUK) is 90 hours. This course is a distance learning course and so can be completed at your own convenience.
You have up to a year to complete the course but it can be completed in much less time – depending on the time that you have to give.
If you wanted to complete this fast and have the time to dedicate to it, you can complete it within 4 weeks - or you can take your time and give yourself as long as you need
To take this course, the following is advisable:
• Be competent in your field, the subject you want to assess
• Level 2 written and spoken English (Equivalent to GCSE A-C)
• IT literate (Internet, Microsoft office)
• Able to understand and interpret course materials
• Self-motivated and willing to complete and achieve
• Basic understanding of quality assurance
• Be working within an IQA capacity
• Have access to a qualified IQA who can provide an expert witness statement on your role as a trainee IQA
This course is approved and regulated by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).
TQUK are an Ofqual recognised Awarding organisation, providing a wide range of vocational qualifications to FE Colleges and private training providers.
As an Ofqual recognised awarding organisation, all of TQUK's qualifications are guaranteed to conform to a high standard.
This qualification has been mapped to the relevant Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), National Occupational Standards (NOS), and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)
On successful completion of this course, you will achieve the Ofqual recognised, Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
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You will get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation.
You do NOT have to read this before your course, it is for later reference if you need it.
It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.
We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!
Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, leading hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Spa at the Knightsbridge 5 star hotel, the Sanctuary, John Lewis Spa, Bobbi Brown, Channel 4 as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.
This course is insurable and accredited by the professional body, TQUK.
For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above
Ofqual recognised Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
RQF Regulated, Ofqual recognised and insurable course
Can I pay for the course in instalments?
Yes, you will be instructed of payment method and options in the course confirmation that will be emailed out to you upon booking your course.
Will I have help during the course?
Yes, you will be provided with the information for your tutor in your course confirmation and welcome email. Your tutor will be there to support and guide you throughout the duration of your course.
Where does the training take place?
This is a distance learning course and so will take place in the comfort of your own home and in your chosen training school. All material for your qualification will be uploaded to an e-learning platform. This can be accessed from anywhere, provided you have access to the internet.
Do I need to attend anywhere to complete this course?
No. This is a distance learning course and so can be completed at your convenience, in the comfort of your own home. You will be fully supported by your own personal tutor through all the assignments.
What if I cancel my course, will I get a refund?
Please refer to Gateway Workshops full T&C’s
Is the course regulated and professionally recognised?
Yes, this course is approved, professionally recognised and regulated by TQUK, who are an Ofqual recognised Awarding organisation. This qualification has also been mapped to the relevant Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), National Occupational Standards (NOS), and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)
On completion of this course, you will achieve the Ofqual recognised, Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)