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Leading the IQA of Assessment Processes & Practice Level 4 Certificate (6317-42)

These City and Guilds IQA (Internal Quality Assurance) qualifications are for practitioners who internally assure the quality of vocational programmes. There are two different Awards and a Certificate. They replace the V1 Verifiers Award.

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Course information

Entry requirements

Practitioners will need to be qualified/experienced in a vocational area and meet the requirements for quality assurance as specified by the assessment strategy of their vocational area qualification.

This is usually a level 3 qualification and relevant experience. For unit 402 the practitioner will need to be able to monitor and assure the quality of the work of two assessors, each with a minimum of two candidates, through components of a qualification.

For unit 403 the practitioner must be able to plan, allocate and monitor quality assurance for a team.

Course content

Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (17 credits).

For practitioners who lead the internal quality assurance process within a centre/organisation and have a responsibility for managing the quality of the assessment process, practice and the performance of assessors. They may also develop systems and lead on visits from outside agencies such as awarding organisations.

  • Unit 401 Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment
  • Unit 402 Internally assure the quality of assessment
  • Unit 403 Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Own Area of Responsibility
Assessment methods

Assessment will be by written work, professional discussion, observation of carrying out quality assurance, witness testimony, self-reflection and work products.

Further study and career options

This is a specialised qualification and progression options will depend on the practitioners circumstances. The units can be added to later if the practitioner develops their role.

Available Courses
Work Based
Starts: Flexible
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Flex
Fees: £811.00

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Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

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If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Additional formats

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