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

Qualification Number 600/4428/7
Title IQ Level 4 Award in the Internal 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 90 Max Guided Learning Hours 90
Min Age From 18 Min Age To 100

Rate: £35.00

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) is a qualification aimed at individuals who work or intend to work within an internal quality assurance team. The qualification provides recognition for the learner’s knowledge and practical ability in internal 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 Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) using credit already gained as there are units in common. Learners can also progress to the external verifier qualifications, management courses and additional quality assurance qualifications.

Structure

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

IndexGroupUnit Ref.Unit TitleCreditGuided
Learning
Hours
1Mandatory UnitsA/601/5321Internally assure the quality of assessment645
1Mandatory UnitsT/601/5320Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment645
Total1290

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

Tutor Requirements

All those who assess these qualifications 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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