This course is for practitioners who will go on to conduct internal quality assurance (IQA) of the qualification assessment processes and lead a team of assessors. There are flexible start dates for this programme.

Meet our students Elizabeth Lefever

Elizabeth Lefever

“I’ve always wanted to work in the childcare industry and chose this course as the best option to further my career. I like the fact that I have work placements in nurseries and schools to get more experience and become more confident. The support staff and teachers are happy to help and full of encouragement.”

Meet our students Luca Chareun

Luca Chareun

“I enjoyed the practical work experience within my course.”

  • Description

    This course will include sample planning, monitoring, creating a plan for your area and advising assessors. This certificate can be achieved by attending the one-day verification workshop and is assessed by professional discussion, work place observation and a portfolio of work product evidence.

    This certificate has two units:

    • Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment (6 credits)
    • Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment (6 credits)

    This is a course which will take up to six months to complete. It is delivered by workshops and observations.

  • Entry Requirements

    Good working knowledge of Maths and English. Existing assessor skills and qualifications at Level 3. Candidates must have access to 2 assessors to internally verify work for.

    Teaching and learning and assessor skills.

  • Qualification

    VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.

  • Progression

    Students may be able to progress onto a Teacher Training programme in Further Education or post compulsory education. The Certificate enables people to lead a team of assessors within their sector.

  • Assessment

    Assessment is carried through a range of methods which includes: a written task, portfolio evidence, observations of working and reflection.

  • Home Study

    Students are expected to carry out on going research and development of their evidence portfolio.

  • Work Placement

    Students need to have access to two assessors who have a minimum of two learners to assess, to be able to verify their work.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    If you are over 18 there will be a registration fee of £65.00 if you have not previously registered with the exam board. There is a registration fee which is in addition to the enrolment fee. A suggested book is 'Achieving Your Assessment and Quality Assurance Units (Taqa) (Further Education and Skills) 31 Jan 2014 by Ann Gravells' Approx. £17.99.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
AL4IQAA 212201 Flexible Start - £695

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Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.