Certificate in Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Level 4
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Teacher Education
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 4 Hele Road See below. See below. See below. To be arranged. £650 None

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This qualification is suitable for assessors who want to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding, of the internal quality assurance principles and practices. You need to have been a practicing assessor for a minimum of 1 year and want to develop your quality assurance role. The course lasts for up to two months and we use an online portfolio system which is accessible to you 24/7.  We aim to provide taught sessions to support you with your assignment work and a nominated assessor to guide you through the practical component of the course.

  • Start date: 06/02/2020
  • Interviews to be held on an individual basis
  • This Qualification will be delivered over 1 day for the Knowledge element  and assessed up to 4 months


What topics will I study?

Unit 401 is knowledge based and you will complete an online induction module along with assignment work.

Unit 402 is a practical one and you will be observed by your assessor, provide witness testimonies and complete professional discussion and produce real working evidence.

You will gain legislative and practical knowledge about the role of the Internal Quality Assurer.  You will quality assure a minimum of two assessors with two learners in your vocational area, work with a mentor/2nd line IQA who will monitor your decisions, and activity in planning and carrying out a range of activity to risk assure the qualifications/ standards/skills in your subject area and will share experiences, skills and knowledge.  You will also research vocational and professional development opportunities and reflect on their impact on developing your own practice.

What are the entry requirements?

All candidates must have:

  • TAQA Assessor Qualification (or /A1/D32,D33 equivalent)
  • Have 1 year minimum experience of Assessing
  • Vocational qualifications  (minimum level 3 or equivalent)
  • Grade C or above in GCSE English (or equivalent)
  • Grade C or above in GCSE Math’s (or equivalent)
  • ICT skills
  • DBS check

What facilities are there?

You will have access to a learning resource centre with computer access in the college.

There are refectories, Coffee bars plus the @34 restaurant facility.  There is a Student Union at the College and advice and support via the student progressions team.

What can the course lead on to?

On successful completion of this course, you could move directly into a role as an Internal Quality Assurer.

Are there any additional costs?

Candidates must also provide and pay for their own DBS check if they don’t already have one. 

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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