NCFE Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

Our course code: X404

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Formerly known as the Internal Verifier Award (D34) or the V1, this qualification is for people who verify the work of other assessors and want to become an internal quality assurer. 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, you will be fully qualified to monitor the decisions of assessors and thus improve standards within an organisation.

If you’re looking to make the jump from assessment to quality assurance, this is the qualification for you.

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  • Awarding body: NCFE
  • Our course code: X404
  • Qualification code: 501/0889/X
  • Official Qualification Title: NCFE Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

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Study Hours

It takes around 120 hours to complete this course.

Study Method

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours in the Additional Information tab. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


Each unit is followed by a written tutor marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will not be required to take an external exam, however, you will need to provide evidence of monitoring a minimum of two assessors, each with a minimum of two learners, through components of a qualification. Your tutor will provide further guidance on this.

Course Outcomes

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 course successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - NCFE Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

Difficulty - Level 4

Entry requirements - You need to have been assessing for 6 months and you need hold either a CAVA or an A1 qualification to enroll on this course.

Credits - 12

Course Content

1: Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment (T/601/5320)

The aim of this unit is to assess knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices that underpin the internal quality assurance of assessment.

2: Internally assure the quality of assessment (A/601/5321)

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You must also hold either a CAVA or an A1 qualification and have been assessing for 6 months to enrol on this course.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!