Internal Quality Assurance

Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

Course overview

The  Internal Quality Assurance course involves initial training over 2 days during which the IQA qualification needed to become a qualified Internal Verifier will be explained in detail. You will explore how the evidence for your IQA – Internal Quality Assurance qualification will be collected and presented. Following the training, you will work independently to gather the evidence required with tutor support and follow up assessment.


Course content

• The context and principles of internal quality assurance

• Planning the internal quality assurance of assessment

• Techniques and criteria for monitoring the quality of assessment internally

• How to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment

• Ensuring validity, reliability, authenticity, sufficiently and accuracy of the assessment

• How to internally maintain, improve and evaluate the quality of assessment

• The legal and good practice requirements for the internal quality assurance of assessment


Course duration

Two initial days of training followed by up to a maximum of 3 months to gather evidence, complete the assessments, and present your portfolio of evidence.

Who the course is for

This award is intended for those who maintain the quality of assessment for NVQ and/or VRQ qualifications from within an organisation or assessment centre


Entry requirements

In order to begin working towards becoming an internal verifier, you should be an experienced and qualified assessor for your relevant vocational area.


How is the course assessed?

The course will be assessed through a combination of written work, one practical observation, and submission of a portfolio of evidence. As some of the evidence for your IQA Internal Verifier qualification will be gathered remotely, you will ideally have the following technology available to you: • A computer • Access to the internet, Skype, and a webcam • Access to a flip cam/video/smartphone or camera for evidence gathering


Progression and business opportunities

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills required to progress to employment as an internal verifier. With experience, you will be able to further your career in internal verification by undertaking a qualification to enable you to carry out the role of lead internal verifier: Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice



Start date: Any Monday
Course time: Times may change subject to demand

1- assessor qualification A1 level 3: Friday 3:30 pm to 5:30 or 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Class size: Max 10 (average class size 5)
Minimum age: 19



1-Internal Quality Assurance   level 4: 3 months


1-Internal Quality Assurance level 4: £650