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Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices Level 4

Monday 22 October 2018
09:00 - 10:00
6 Hours / 6 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Units 1 & 2.  Work-based qualification designed for practitioners who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment processes from within a centre or organisation, by sample planning, monitoring and advising on the practice of assessors.  


You will have a designated personal assessor and use an electronic portfolio system. Flexible start dates throughout the year, you will need to provide your own candidates to assess and you will need a qualified assessor to countersign your decisions.


For further details of our Assessor & Verifier qualifications, please contact assessor@lecb.ac.ukFee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).


Course description

** Start dates are flexible and not restricted to the start date on this course outline **

 The assessment and quality assurance qualifications are part of an integrated suite of TAQA qualifications for training, assessment and quality assurance practitioners.  Level 4 provides routes for learners to understand internal quality assurance in learning and qualify as an assessor.


This course is NOT eligible for 24+ loans.  There are two units within this qualification.

 Unit 1: Award in understanding the internal quality assurance of assessment processes and practice

Unit 2: Award in the internal quality assurance of assessment processes and practice

 Students must study for both units which make up the Award.

 Who is this qualification for?  Anyone who:

 1. Works in, or is looking to work in quality assurance.

2. Carries out quality assurance in occupational sectors, accredited learning and non-accredited learning qualifications.

 You will require two assessors, each with a minimum of two candidates of their own.

 You will develop the following knowledge and skills:

 1. The functions of internal quality assurance (IQA) in learning and development.

2. The key concepts and principles of the IQA of assessment.

3. Planning and preparing IQA activities.

4. Different sampling techniques.

5. Judging the quality of the assessment process.

6. Giving feedback, support and advice to assessors to maintain and improve the quality of assessment.

7. Standardisation requirements.

8. Information management.  

Entry requirements

Guidance needed:

All applicants must first send an email to assessor@lecb.ac.uk  to request up to date information on this course.

 Entry requirements:

1. A successful Initial Assessment.

2. Evidence of your subject based qualifications.

3. Completion of an ICT skillscan.

4. Completion of a generic skillscan.

 * Initial Assessments *

 Before enrolling you are required to complete an assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and Maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed.

 To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment.



What you will learn

This course assesses a candidate's Internal Quality Assurer's (IQA) competence in assuring the quality of assessment from within an assessment centre or organisation . 

 In order to get the most from this course you will need to be able to:

 1. Express yourself clearly, fluently and accurately, both verbally and in written English.

2. Research, read, comprehend and analyse text.

3. Write concisely, using different styles, format and structure for different purposes.

4. You will need to apply accuracy in spelling, grammar and punctuation in English language.

5. Be competent in ICT. 

How you will learn on this course

1. Assignments or projects.2. Written statements or answers by the candidate IQA.3. Oral statements or answers by the candidate IQA.4. Discussions between the candidate IQA and their own assessor.5. Observations of two assessors on two separate occasions using a range of methods.  

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Be able to plan the internal quality assurance of assessment.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of techniques and criteria for monitoring the quality of assessment internally.

3. Be able to internally evaluate the quality of assessment.

4. Be able to internally maintain and improve the quality of assessment.

5. Be able to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment.

6. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when internally monitoring and maintaining the quality of assessment.

7. Produce written work to a level 4 standard.

8. Read critically to evaluate information from different sources.

9. Identify main points within a text.

10. Consolidate skills and knowledge gained throughout the course Reflect and evaluate progress on the course.

11. Evaluate the course.


Qualification and exam information(only for courses leading to a qualification)

This course requires the compilation of an e-portfolio of work using the QualsDirect e-portfolio system, which will be assessed and internally verified.  You will be registered with City & Guilds and QualsDirect, the costs of which are included in the course fee. 

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

You will need to allow at least 4-6 hours per week in order to research, reference, produce accurate assignments & a completed e-portfolio to the level required for this qualification. 

What you need for your course

“Achieving your Assessment and Quality Assurance Units (TAQA) (Further Education and Skills)” by Ann Gravells (17 Feb 2014)

It is recommended you DO NOT buy any course books until you have spoken to your course tutor.  

What you need to bring to the first class

Writing equipment. 

What you can do next

If you have a suitable level 3 qualification, you may want to consider

 Assessing in the classroom or workplace

A career in teaching - CCCU: Introductory Award in Education and Training, one term, level 4. If you are interested in enrolling on this course please email  enquiries@lecb.ac.uk for further information.


Additional information

Paperwork to help your learning

 At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course.  Your tutor may ask you to complete a Student Learning Record (SLR) and agree your personal learning goals.

 This paperwork is a requirement of the College’s Quality Improvement Programme.

  The College Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

 The VLE may be used as part of this course.  You can register on the VLE at this address:  http://vle.lecb.ac.uk/


Further information and careers advice

 If you require any further information or careers advice please contact the College on 020 3045 5176

or email guidance@lecb.ac.uk


Venue information

5 Brampton Road,


Kent DA7 4EZ

 Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath.

Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422

 Car park available onsite.  Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed.

 For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking

 Please note:  This course outline is correct at the time of printing. Please keep for future reference.