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IQ Level 4 Certificate in Leading the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)

Qualification Number 600/5204/1
Title IQ Level 4 Certificate in Leading the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
Category National
Sector Teaching & Education
Operational Start Date 01/06/2012
Operational End Date 28/02/2015
Total Units 3 Min Credit 17
Min Guided Learning Hours 100 Max Guided Learning Hours 100
Min Age From 19 Min Age To 100

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 4 Certificate in Leading the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) is a qualification aimed at individuals who work orintend to work in a position of responsibility leading a team of external quality assurers and for those in management who would like to understand the processes of quality assurance.This qualification covers the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment and the ability to delegate and monitor work in own area of responsibility. It provides recognition for the learner’s knowledge and practical ability and is relevant to a variety of sectors. Learners can progress to management courses and additional quality assurance qualifications. Learners who have already achievedthe Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) can use credit already achieved towards this qualification as there is an overlap of units. Objectives of the qualification include: preparing Learners to progress to a qualification in another same subject area, meeting relevant programmes of learning and supporting a role in the workplace.

Structure

To achieve this qualification, learners must complete all three units totalling 17 credits.

IndexGroupUnit Ref.Unit TitleCreditGuided
Learning
Hours
1Mandatory UnitsJ/601/5323Externally assure the quality of assessment630
1Mandatory UnitsH/600/9674Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility525
1Mandatory UnitsF/601/5322Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment645
Total17100

Assessment

Assessment for this qualification is by portfolio. It must be in accordance with the Lifelong Learning UK Assessment Strategy (see Appendix A of this document).

There is no requirement for each unit to be assessed separately. Assessors are advised to adopt a holistic approach and, where possible, to use one activity as evidence for learning outcomes and assessment criteria for both units. For example, a discussion for ‘Internally assure the quality of assessment’ might provide some evidence for ‘Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment’. In the same way, some evidence from ‘Internally assure the quality of assessment’ could be used for ‘Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility’. However, it is essential that evidence for the assessment criteria in each unit is also identified individually.

 

A Qualification Achievement Record for this qualification which includes the forms necessary to map and claim competence is available to download from the IQ website.

Learner Entry Requirements

Assessor and Internal Quality Assurance requirements are listed on page 21 of this document in the Lifelong Learning UK Assessment Strategy (Appendix A of this document).

Tutor Requirements

Centre Requirements

 

 

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