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

About this Qualification

Minimum total credit: 6
• Mandatory group A minimum credit: 6
• GLH: 45
• TQT: 60

Price: £499.99

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Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment, This assessor qualifications have been designed to allow learners obtain and then demonstrate the skills and knowledge to work at a high level in assessing competence. To achieve the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment learners must gain a total of 3 credits.

Overview of assessment strategy

The learner needs to demonstrate competence against all the Assessment Criteria within the Assessment. The most appropriate way of covering this is through a discussion with the Learner. BIIAB requirements for carrying out a discussion apply (see below). If you wish to use an alternative assessment methodology, this needs to be agreed with BIIAB in advance of the assessment taking place.

Summative Reflective Account

In order to claim the unit(s) for the qualification, the learner will need to complete a summative reflective account, to reflect on their qualification, what they have learnt and how they have been able to apply this within their work role.

Who is it For? 

This course is for those who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of internal quality assurance without any requirement to practice. It is a knowledge-only award. It has been designed:

  • For individuals who are not in an internal quality assurer’s role, or who have just started their journey as an internal quality assurer in the further education and skills sector / private sector
  • For individuals who are not currently practicing e.g. a starting point for aspiring internal quality assurers or a professional development qualification for managers, HR or quality assurance personnel
  • For individuals who are carrying out assessments and quality assurance in most learning environments including FE, Adult Continuing Learning, Employers and Third Sector
  • For individuals who are interested in knowing more about internal quality assurance or who need to know about assessment practice as part of their role
  • For individuals who want a short qualification to enable them to make career choices
  • For individuals who are carrying out quality assurance in all occupational sectors
  • For individuals working in accredited learning OR non accredited learning (where people may assess performance but do not assess for a qualification); the NQF and the RQF.
  • For individuals who have already achieved some Education & Training or Learning & Development units that can be carried forward into this qualification
  • For individuals who have completed some introduction to training qualifications

Course Contents 

1. Understand the context and principles of internal quality assurance1.1

1.2

 

1.3

 

1.4

Explain the functions of internal quality assurance in learning and developmentExplain the key concepts and principles of the internal quality assurance of assessment

 

Explain the roles of practitioners involved in the internal and external quality assurance process

Explain the regulations and requirements for internal quality assurance in own area of practice

2. Understand how to plan the internal quality assurance of assessment2.1

2.2

2.3

Evaluate the importance of planning and preparing internal quality assurance activitiesExplain what an internal quality assurance plan should contain Summarise the preparations that need to be made for internal

quality assurance, including:

•   information collection

•   communications

•   administrative arrangements

•   resources

3. Understand techniques and criteria for monitoring the quality of assessment internally3.1

3.2

Evaluate different techniques for sampling evidence of assessment, including use of technology

Explain the appropriate criteria to use for judging the quality of the assessment process

4. Understand how to internally maintain and improve the quality of assessment4.1

 

4.2

4.3

Summarise the types of feedback, support and advice that       assessors may need to maintain and improve the quality of assessmentExplain standardisation requirements in relation to assessment                 Explain relevant procedures regarding disputes about the quality of assessment
5. Understand how to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment5.1Evaluate requirements for information management, data protection and confidentiality in relation to the internal quality                 assurance of assessment
6. Understand the legal and good practice requirements for the internal quality assurance of assessment6.1

 

6.2

 

6.3

 

 

6.4

Evaluate legal issues, policies and procedures relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment, including those for health, safety and welfareEvaluate different ways in which technology can contribute to the internal quality assurance of assessment

Explain the value of reflective practice and continuing               professional development in relation to internal quality assurance

Evaluate requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism, in relation to the internal quality assurance of assessment

Course Assessment 

Written assessments and personal statement.

How Long is the Training Course? 

Minimum total unit credit: 6
• Mandatory group A minimum credit: 6
• GLH: 45
• TQT: 60

Listed below are the qualification units

  • Unit no: IQA1
  • Unit Title: Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment
  • Credit: 6
  • Level: 4
  • GLH: 45

Entry Requirements 

This qualification is appropriate for use in the following age ranges: 18+

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners must be assessed to ensure they have a reasonable chance of achievement and will be able to generate the required evidence.

The qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to work effectively in assessing competence. It also will allow for a number of progression routes into Level 4 qualifications, to employment or into other areas of learning.

Achievement of the qualification offers opportunities for progression, including:

  • Level 4 Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Level 4 Award In the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Career progression
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