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

Price is per online user of this course. Applicable VAT is to be added.

Formerly known as the Internal Verifier Award (D34) or the V1, this qualification is for people who verify the work of other assessors. The third unit is aimed at those who lead the verification process and support other verifiers (usually in a larger organisation). Please note: for Unit 2 students need to monitor a minimum of two assessors who have at least two candidates each.  Assessment activities may include sampling, observations, and standardised meetings.

The price per user, as shown in the drop down below, includes:

* Registration with the Awarding Organisation
* Certification
* A designated tutor
* Online learning materials
* Submission of assignments online for assessment and feedback
* Email and telephone support

Most students complete the qualification within twelve months.

See below for further information.

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Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

The TAQA Internal Quality Assurance qualifications consist of learning outcomes and assessment criteria from the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), formerly Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) at level 4. Each qualification awards RQF Credits. One credit equals approximately 10 hours of learning.

The qualification units form part of the Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) suite of qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland; separate standards are available in Scotland.

Qualification Routes

The assessor qualifications are made up of a combination of units according to job role. The knowledge unit, which is a requirement of all three qualification routes, can be undertaken whether the candidate is in an assessors job role or not. For those working in an assessors role there are then one or two performance units depending on the requirements of their job role.

Your choice of qualification will depend upon your role and what you will be quality assuring:

Unit 1 – Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (6 credits)

Unit to be taken:

Understanding the Principles and Practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment (6 credits)

You are required to demonstrate knowledge of principles of internal quality assurance, planning quality assurance of assessments, understanding techniques and criteria for monitoring quality assurance, maintaining and improving quality of assessment, as well as legal and good practice requirements and managing information.

Students submit assignments online, and are expected to participate in discussion topics to demonstrate understanding of the topics.

There are no formal entry requirements and you can continue onto units 2 & 3

With no specific term dates, you can enrol on this course at any time. All course materials are provided online, so no expensive books! The course is self-paced and you have up to 12 months to complete.

Price £295

Units 1 and 2 – Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (12 credits)

This Award has two mandatory units:

  • Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment
  • Internally assure the quality of assessment

Requires students to show they can plan internal quality assurance, manage information and maintain legal and good practice requirements, and evaluate, maintain and improve the quality of assessment.  Designed to show the practical side of carrying out internal quality assurance.

Please note: for Unit 2 students need to monitor a minimum of two assessor who have at least two candidates each. Assessment activities may include sampling, observations, and standardisation meetings

Price: £475

Units 1, 2 and 3 – Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (17 credits)

Units to be taken:

  • Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment
  • Internally assure the quality of assessment
  • Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility

This is aimed at those who are leading a team of internal quality assurance staff.  It is not suitable for those who are not already in a position where they can gather the evidence required.  Students need to produce a work plan, allocate and agree areas of responsibility, monitor progress and quality of work, provide feedback and review and amend work plans.

Price:  £525

Course Format

Each learner is required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates that all learning outcomes have been met. The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio include assessor observations; witness testimonies; work sheets; product evidence; assignments/ projects/ reports; professional discussions; question and answers; recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Learners will be assessed and mentored by an experienced and highly qualified TAQA trainer. They will assist learners to assemble their portfolio and prepare for assessment. In addition the learners will have access to a range of learning materials; webinars; email and telephone support throughout their TAQA programme together with resources as required.

There are no tests or exams, instead you will be supported to build a portfolio of evidence including examples of your candidates work, assessment plans, feedback, questions about assessing and professional discussions with your assessor. You will have a personal tutor who guides you through the course, providing feedback at every stage.

The online course is completed entirely at your own pace.

Entry Requirements

The TAQA qualifications are open to people carrying out assessments and quality assurance in most learning environments including FE, Adult Continuing Learning, Employers and Third Sector. They are designed for anyone assessing and carrying out quality assurance in all occupational sectors, accredited learning, non-accredited learning (e.g. where performance is being assessed by the learner is not undertaking a qualification) and qualifications on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

This qualification is open to candidates at any age, of either gender and there are no entry barriers on the grounds of race, creed or academic attainment in learning. These qualifications are designed for learners aged 19 and above.

Candidates wishing to undertake Units 2 and 3 will need to have the Level 3 Award/Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement in order to have the necessary knowledge and skills to advise other assessors.


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Additional information

Access Duration: 12 months

Accreditation/Endorsements: Continuing Professional Development Accreditation Service (CPD)

Course Duration in Minutes: Continuing Professional Development Accreditation Service (CPD)

Level: Level 3

Purchase Options:: Level 3

Suitable Devices: PC, Tablet & Phone


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