Quality Assurance Qualifications

Are you a qualified Assessor and looking for a new challenge? 

Or a learning and development professional interested in quality assurance and the work of an Internal Quality Assurer?

The responsibilities of an Internal Quality Assurer (IQA), also called an Internal Verifier (IV), are broad and varied. You will work closely with assessors to support their practice and development. You will ensure quality assurance with plans to monitor and sampling assessment activities. You will also liaise with an External Quality Assurer (EQA) and Awarding Organisations across all aspects of qualification delivery and attainment.

About Our Programme

The City & Guilds Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices is a nationally recognised qualification. It meets the requirement set by Awarding Bodies for best practice in the quality assurance of assessment.

There are two units to complete to achieve the Level 4 qualification if you wish to become a qualified IQA and work in quality assurance:

Unit 1. Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices. A knowledge-only award for those who are interested in quality assurance but not currently practicing. Also ideal for anyone who would like know more about quality assurance but not conducting quality assurance themselves.

Unit 2. Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices. For those who have completed Unit 1 and wish to conduct quality assurance. You will be able to verify the work of Assessors through a broad range of subject specialisms, depending on your competency and experience.

On our programme you will gain an in-depth knowledge of quality assurance. Topics covered will include quality assurance principles and practices, legal requirements, diversity and inclusion, health and safety, and learner wellbeing.

Who is this qualification for?

Our level 4 qualifications are perfect for anyone wanting to progress into a career as a qualified IQA.

You will be able to carry out assessments and quality assurance in different environments such as Further Education, adult learning centres, training providers and employers. The qualification is transferable across any sector that you have competency and experience in.

Book a learning consultation to explore your needs. It’s free and there is no obligation.

Delivery format

The programme begins with interactive workshops to introduce knowledge and good practice. We will create an enjoyable and rewarding experience with practical activities in a small group setting.

With the successful completion of written and practical assignments and a professional discussion after the workshop, you will have completed Unit 1.

To complete Unit 2 you will produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your competency for quality assurance. This includes the whole process from planning through to Assessor feedback, personal reflections, product evidence and our observations of you working with your Assessors.

Indicatively, allow 6 to 9 months to complete this qualification. There are a few practical requirements to highlight:

  • You will need two Assessors to work with to develop the skills and the evidence you need for the qualification. Each Assessor will need to work with at least two learners.
  • You will need support from an existing IQA in your organisation.
  • Our Assessor will make arrangements with you for the observation of your practice.

Get your learning recognised

We are an Approved Centre for City & Guilds professional qualifications.