Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Education and Childcare - HTE
  • Qualification City & Guilds Award
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 4
  • Location Future Skills Centre
  • Course Length 30 weeks
  • Start Date 18-Jan-24
  • End Date 27-Jun-24
  • Day Thursday
  • Times 09:30-12:30
  • Fee £800
  • Reduced Fee


  • Course Code P4PAIQP0/3/1

Designed for practitioners who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process from within a centre or organisation, by sample planning, monitoring and advising on the practice of assessors. The course will equip you with skills, knowledge and behaviours to enable high level of performance in your role as an internal quality assurer.

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.

  • 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.

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 can the course lead on to?
On successful completion of this course, you could move directly into a role as an Internal Quality Assurer.


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.

Additional Costs

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

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