Award in Understanding Internal Quality Assurance

Award in Understanding Internal Quality Assurance

Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice – Qualification Number: 601/0127/1

The Award in Understanding Internal Quality Assurance is a 1 day course designed for those who are running or looking to run in-house Internal Quality Assurance programmes with their trainers and assessors. The day will combine theory and practical exercises.  It is intended for those who wish to gain an understanding of IQA and it is the entry-level qualification to support those wishing to develop quality assurance systems within organisations. You will learn about your role as an IQA and the new practices and legislation put in place to support internal quality assurance.
The day will specifically focus on IQA procedures for first aid practitioners and providers. Candidates should leave the event feeling confident to run observation and assessment visits for other first aid trainers within an organisation.
This unit assesses knowledge of principles and practices of internally quality assurance of assessment through one written assignment. Guidance for this will be given on the day but external research will be required to complete the assignment work. Nominally this unit requires 45 learning hours.

The qualification has 6 learning outcomes, which cover the following:
Understand the context and principles of internal quality assurance
Understand how to plan the internal quality assurance of assessment
Understand techniques and criteria for monitoring the quality of assessment internally
Understand how to internally maintain and improve the quality of assessment
Understand how to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment
Understand the legal and good practice requirements for the internal quality assurance of assessment
Those candidates who also wish to undertake the Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice – Qualification Number: 601/0126/X should contact the office to discuss their needs as this award requires significant extra input of time and resource to achieve.

Do you need to update your D32/33 or A1/A2 Assessor Qualifications?
In 2010 Lifelong Learning UK – the Sector Skills Council for Learning and Development, in consultation with Employers, Practitioners and Awarding Organisations, developed a new set of Assessor, Verifier and External Verifier Qualifications. These are known as the TAQA (Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance) units / suite of qualifications. They replaced the old D32/33/34 and A1/A2 Assessor and Verifier qualifications.

Is my old Assessor Qualification still valid?
Ofqual have confirmed that there is no mandatory requirement to requalify to the new TAQA units, however, If you achieved your assessor qualifications as either the D32 or A1 units prior to 2010, and have not been regularly assessing since then, you may find that prospective employers will require you to have evidenced CPD or undertaken an ‘update’ course to refresh and maintain your knowledge in the field of Assessment and the new frameworks.

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