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

Qualification Number 600/5528/5
Title IQ Level 4 Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
Category National
Sector Teaching & Education
Operational Start Date 23/05/2012
Operational End Date 28/02/2015
Total Units 1 Min Credit 6
Min Guided Learning Hours 45 Max Guided Learning Hours 45
Min Age From 19 Min Age To 100

Rate: £15.00

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 4 Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) is a qualification aimed at individuals who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of external quality assurance of assessment, without the requirement to practice as an external verifier or external quality assurer. The qualification provides recognition for the learner’s knowledge of external quality assurance and assessment processes and is relevant to a variety of sectors. Objectives of the qualification include: preparing learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level, preparing learners to progress to a qualification in another subject area, meeting relevant programmes of learning and supporting a role in the workplace.

Progression

Learners who have achieved this qualification can progress to the Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) using credits already gained as it features a common unit.

Structure

To achieve this qualification, learners must achieve 6 credits from the single mandatory unit.

IndexGroupUnit Ref.Unit TitleCreditGuided
Learning
Hours
1Mandatory UnitF/601/5322Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment645
Total645

Assessment

The single knowledge-based unit in this qualification is assessed by portfolio (internally set and marked and quality assured by IQ). It must be in accordance with the Lifelong Learning UK Assessment Strategy (see Appendix A of this document). An Achievement Record for this qualification is available from the website/ on request. All assessment criteria must be met and mapped and the location of the evidence must be indicated in the achievement record.

This qualification is not graded, successful learners achieve a pass.

All learning outcomes in this qualification must be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge and understanding, these can be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Question and answer test
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Question and answer verbal (ensure records are kept)
  • Essay
  • Other

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 3 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

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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