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IQA Qualifications

Assessor Training Direct provides first-class training courses leading to the Level 4 Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) qualifications, with the aim of getting you qualified and working as an IQA as quickly as possible.

There are three IQA qualifications aimed at anyone involved (or wanting to get involved) in an internal quality assurance role:

Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (Theory only)

Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (For Practitioners)

Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (For ‘Lead’ IQAs)

UNITS OF COMPETENCE

The IQA qualifications are built from 3 Units of Competence and you will need to prove competence in each appropriate Unit to get qualified:

QualificationUnit 1
Understanding Principles & Practice of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment
Unit 2
Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment
Unit 3
Plan, Allocate & Monitor Work in Own Area of Responsibility
Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (Theory only)X
Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (For Practitioners)XX
Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (For Practitioners)XXX

For details of the full set of IQA qualifications, units and standards, please visit here.

UNITS OF COMPETENCE

The qualifications are built from 3 Units of Competence and you will need to prove competence in each appropriate Unit to get qualified:

L3 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice (1 unit)

Unit 1 – Understanding Principles & Practice of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment

 

L4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice (2 units)

Unit 1 – Understanding Principles & Practice of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment

Unit 2 – Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment

 

L4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice (3 units)

Unit 1 – Understanding Principles & Practice

Unit 2 – Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment

Unit 3 – Plan, Allocate & Monitor Work in Own Area of Responsibility

CHOOSING THE RIGHT IQA QUALIFICATION

Your choice of IQA qualification depends on whether you need a ‘theory-only’ introduction to internal quality assurance, whether you wish to practise as an IQA, or whether you lead a team of IQAs:

  • The single-unit Award is aimed at those wanting to gain an understanding of internal quality assurance rather than practise as an IQA – it is a ‘theory-only’ introduction to internal quality assurance
  • The 2-unit Award is for those practising, or wanting to practise, as an Internal Quality Assurer
  • The 3-unit Certificate is aimed at those who lead a team of Internal Quality Assurers.

Book now on ATDirect’s Level 4 IQA Courses

You can study online or attend a scheduled course or we offer in-house training (for groups only)

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V1, D34 & TAQA QUALIFICATIONS?

Here’s a bit of history to the IQA qualifications:

In 2010, the qualifications set out above replaced older D34 and V1 Internal Verifier qualifications.  The new qualifications are known as the TAQA (Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance) qualifications, and include qualifications for Assessor and External Verifiers as well as Internal Quality Assurers (previously know as Internal Verifiers).

One of the key differences is that the new qualifications contain a much stronger knowledge base than previously and this is evidenced by the mandatory knowledge unit in each of the qualifications.  The new qualifications also include one for quality assurance staff who manage the work of teams of assessors (a ‘lead IQA’ role) and this includes a unit imported from the Management Standards (MSC units of assessment).

There is no mandatory requirement to requalify to the new TAQA units, however, if you achieved your IQA qualifications as either the D34 or V1 units prior to 2010, and have not been regularly verifying since then, you may find that prospective employers will require you to have evidenced Continuous Professional Development (CPD) or undertaken refresher training to maintain your knowledge in the field of Quality Assurance and the new frameworks.

WANT TO TRAIN TO BE AN IQA?

ATDirect provide first-class and flexible IQA training courses to suit your needs.

For more on ATDirect IQA courses including in-house and online courses, course duration and cost visit here.

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To book online visit here.

WANT TO TRAIN TO BE AN ASSESSOR?

ATDirect provide first-class and flexible Assessor training courses for each of the 4 Assessor qualifications to suit your needs.

More on ATDirect Assessor Courses including scheduled and in-house courses visit here.

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UNITS OF COMPETENCE

The qualifications are built from 3 Units of Competence and you will need to prove competence in each appropriate Unit to get qualified:

L3 Award in Understanding Principles & Practice (1 unit)

Unit 1 – Understanding Principles & Practice

 

L3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (2 units)

Unit 1 – Understanding Principles & Practice

Unit 3 – Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge & Understanding

 

L3 Award in Assessing Competence in a Work Environment (2 units)

Unit 1 – Understanding Principles & Practice

Unit 2 – Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

 

L3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (3 units)

Unit 1 – Understanding Principles & Practice

Unit 2 – Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

Unit 3 – Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge & Understanding

WANT TO TRAIN TO BE AN ASSESSOR?

ATDirect provide first-class and flexible Assessor training courses for each of the 4 Assessor qualifications to suit your needs.

More on ATDirect Assessor Courses including scheduled and in-house courses visit here.

Visit here for a full Course Price List.

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