This IQA qualification, formerly known as the Internal Verifier Award (D34) or the V1, and now known as the rather briefly titled: Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice course.
Assessment activities may include sampling, observations, and standardised meetings, and the theory part of the course can be studied online. Upon completion of the course, and award of your internal verifier qualification, you will be fully qualified to monitor the decisions of assessors and thus improve standards within an organisation.
What you'll learn
Unit 1 - Unit 1 – Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment
Learn the principles of quality assurance, starting with how to plan internal quality assurance processes. Understand the techniques and criteria for monitoring and improving assessments. This unit covers the legal and good practice requirements for the internal quality assurance of assessment.
Unit 2 - Unit 2 – Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment
After studying this module you will be able to plan internal quality assurance assessment, as well as main and improve the quality of existing assessments. You will also be shown how to maintain legal and good practice requirements when internally monitoring and maintaining the quality of assessment.
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The purpose of this qualification is to confirm competence in an occupational role to the standards required. It is intended for those who maintain and improve the quality of assessment from within an organisation or assessment centre.
At the end of this IQA course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE. Our internal verifier qualification has been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home.
How is this course assessed or examined?
This course is assessed in two ways:
Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs)
Each unit is followed by a tutor-marked assignment (TMA) which will be completed at the end of each module and marked by your personal tutor.
You will not be required to take an external exam with this course as your portfolio of evidence is internally assessed by us and externally quality assured by the awarding body. Your personal tutor will provide feedback on your work, and should there be any amendments required, they will outline what is needed for you to complete that assignment.
This course requires one practical observation. This means somebody will need to observe you in practice. This could be in a workplace or voluntary placement.
We offer one complimentary observation for this course to any student on the UK mainland, which is enough to complete the course.
As this is a more advanced level course, you need to have been assessing for at least six months, and you need to hold either a CAVA or an A1 qualification to enrol on this course.