This is a knowledge only unit for those who want to know about internal quality assurance, for example managers or those new to quality assurance and verification.
* Hold the D32/D33, A1 qualifications or Level 3 Award or Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF).
* Have prior experience as a qualified assessor for at least a year.
* Have access to a minimum of two qualified assessors.
* Evidence of prior professional development activities.
The Edexcel Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is a 6 credit and 45 guided learning hour (GLH) qualification that consists of 1 mandatory unit.
There is a learning based element to this qualification (usually via one-to-one sessions) and the learning and assessment takes place in the workplace.
Students are assessed via a number of assignments, professional discussions, witness testimonies and evaluation of work product.
On successful completion, students can progress on to various qualifications related to teaching, learning and assessment. Alternatively, progression in the workplace is also feasible.
There is an expectation that students will work in their own time to complete the necessary reading, homework and assessment tasks. Please think carefully before undertaking a course of this nature as it is demanding and students will need to consider their work, family and other commitments. An interview is required to be accepted onto the programme.