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

Qualification Number 600/4427/5
Title IQ Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
Category National
Sector Teaching & Education
Operational Start Date 01/03/2012
Operational End Date 31/01/2015
Total Units 2 Min Credit 12
Min Guided Learning Hours 75 Max Guided Learning Hours 75
Min Age From 18 Min Age To 100

Rate: £35.00

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) is a qualification aimed at individuals who work or intend to work within an external quality assurance team. The qualification provides recognition for the learner’s knowledge and practical ability in external quality assurance and assessment processes and is relevant to a variety of sectors. Learners who have achieved this qualification can progress to the Level 4 Certificate in Leading the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) using credit already gained asthere are units in common.

Structure

To achieve this qualification learners have to complete both units totalling 12 credits.

IndexGroupUnit Ref.Unit TitleCreditGuided
Learning
Hours
1Mandatory UnitsJ/601/5323Externally assure the quality of assessment630
1Mandatory UnitsF/601/5322Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment645
Total1275

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 ‘Externally assure the quality of assessment’ might provide some evidence for ‘Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment’. However, it is essential that evidence forthe 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

All those who assess this qualification must already hold it or an equivalent qualification. They must have appropriate experience as a quality assurance practitioner and hold relevant qualifications. Full guidance can be found in the Lifelong Learning UK Assessment Strategy (see Appendix A of this document).

Tutor Requirements

All those who assess this qualification must already hold it or an equivalent qualification. They must have appropriate experience as a quality assurance practitioner and hold relevant qualifications. Full guidance can be found in the Lifelong Learning UK Assessment Strategy (see Appendix A of this document).

Centre Requirements

 

 

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