This is for those who have wider quality assurance responsibilities and manage others, develop policies or manage External Quality Assurance (EQA) visits. This is a qualification for Lead Internal Quality Assurers.
- 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 the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is a 17 credit and 115 guided learning hour qualification consisting of 3 mandatory units.
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, observations of practice, professional discussions, witness testimonies and evaluation of work product.
On successful completion, students can progress 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.