Internal Quality Assurance – V1

The Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice Course is designed for those wishing to work in quality assurance in any organisation.



Internal Quality Assurance – V1


The Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance (RQF) targets individuals responsible for maintaining assessment quality within an organization or centre. It was created to:

  • For individuals who are currently practising as internal quality assurers or a professional development qualification for managers, HR
  • For individuals who are carrying out quality assurance in most learning environments including FE, Adult Continuing Learning, Employers and Third Sector
  • For individuals who are carrying out quality assurance in all occupational sectors
  • For individuals working in accredited learning OR non-accredited learning (where people may assess performance but do not assess for a qualification); the NQF and the RQF
  • For individuals who have already achieved some Education & Training or Learning & Development units that can be carried forward into this qualification
  • For individuals who have completed some introduction to training qualifications

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 the 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, sufficiency and accuracy of the assessment
  • How to internally maintain, improve and evaluate the quality of the assessment
  • The legal and good practice requirements for the internal quality assurance of assessment

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.
  • Literacy and Numeracy at a Level 2.
  • Interview and assessment.

How will I be assessed?

The course evaluation will include written assignments, a hands-on assessment, and a portfolio showcasing your work.


Advance to a higher level of IQA training: Consider taking advanced IQA courses or obtaining higher level certifications, such as a Level 5 IQA certification.

Course time:

Start dates: September, January and April

Friday 4 to 6 pm.

Friday 6 to 8 pm.

Course length: 3 months
Class size: Max 8 (average class size 4-6)
Minimum age: 19


Level 4: £650

More information at the reception of the college.

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