Key Points

The AoFAQ Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the underpinning knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the internal quality assurer (IQA) and to make evident their practical skills in the role of an IQA.  Moreover, for those learners who are leading a team of IQAs they may want to consider progressing and/or achieving the AoFAQ Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.


Guided Learning Hours:  90hrs


AoFAQ Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

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 UNIT 1: Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment
AoFAQ Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)

1. Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment

  • 1.1 Explain the functions of internal quality assurance in learning and development
  • 1.2 Explain the key concepts and principles of the internal quality assurance of assessment
  • 1.3 Explain the roles of practitioners involved in the internal and external quality assurance process 

2 Understand how to plan the internal quality assurance of assessment

  • 2.1 Evaluate the importance of planning and preparing internal quality assurance activities
  • 2.2 Explain what an internal quality assurance plan should contain
  • 2.3 Summarise the preparations that need to be made for internal quality assurance, including: 

- information collection
- communications
- administrative arrangements 
- resources

3 Understand techniques and criteria for monitoring the quality of assessment internally

  • 3.1 Evaluate different techniques for sampling evidence of assessment, including use of technology
  • 3.2 Explain the appropriate criteria to use for judging the quality of the assessment process

4 Understand how to internally maintain and improve the quality of assessment

  • 4.1 Summarise the types of feedback, support and advice that assessors may need to maintain and improve the quality of assessment
  • 4.2 Explain standardisation requirements in relation to assessment
  • 4.3 Explain relevant procedures regarding disputes about the quality of assessment

5 Understand how to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment

  • 5.1 Evaluate requirements for information management, data protection and confidentiality in relation to the internal quality assurance of assessment

6 Understand the legal and good practice requirements for the internal quality assurance of assessment

  • 6.1 Evaluate legal issues, policies and procedures relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment, including those for health, safety and welfare
  • 6.2 Evaluate different ways in which technology can contribute to the internal quality assurance of assessment
  • 6.3 Explain the value of reflective practice and continuing professional development in relation to internal quality assurance
  • 6.4 Evaluate requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism, in relation to the internal quality assurance of assessment

 

 

UNIT 2: Internally assure the quality of assessment

1. Be able to plan the internal quality assurance of assessment

  • 1.1 Plan monitoring activities according to the requirements of own role
  • 1.2 Make arrangements for internal monitoring activities to assure quality

2. Be able to internally evaluate the quality of assessment

  • 2.1 Carry out internal monitoring activities to quality requirements
  • 2.2 Evaluate assessor expertise and competence in relation to the requirements of their role
  • 2.3 Evaluate the planning and preparation of assessment processes
  • 2.4 Determine whether assessment methods are safe, fair, valid and reliable
  • 2.5 Determine whether assessment decisions are made using the specified criteria
  • 2.6 Compare assessor decisions to ensure they are consistent

3. Be able to internally maintain and improve the quality of assessment

  • 3.1 Provide assessors with feedback, advice and support, including professional development opportunities, which help them to maintain and improve the quality of assessment
  • 3.2 Apply procedures to standardise assessment practices and outcomes

4. Be able to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment

  • 4.1 Apply procedures for recording, storing and reporting information relating to internal quality assurance
  • 4.2 Follow procedures to maintain confidentiality of internal quality assurance information

5. Be able to maintain legal and good practice requirements when internally monitoring and maintaining the quality of assessment

  • 5.1 Apply relevant policies, procedures and legislation in relation to internal quality assurance, including those for health, safety and welfare
  • 5.2 Apply requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism, in relation to internal quality assurance
  • 5.3 Critically reflect on own practice in internally assuring the quality of assessment
  • 5.4 Maintain the currency of own expertise and competence in internally assuring the quality of assessment

 Compliance

Compliance:

These qualifications are designed for learners aged 19 and above. There are not any specific recommended prior learning requirements for these qualifications.  However, learners might find it helpful if they have achieved a Level 3 qualification in Assessment and a qualification in Management, in particular leading a team. Learners should be working in the education and training field or aspire to do so.

There are not any specific resource requirements for this qualification.  However, AoFAQ  strongly advises that teaching and development of subject content and associated skills be referenced to real vocational situations, through the utilisation of appropriate work-based contact, vocationally experienced delivery personnel, and real life case studies.   Learners should be encouraged to read around the subject and have an appropriate knowledge of the application of the appropriate legislation (e.g. Health and Safety). In addition, each unit will contain guidance on the resources required. Staff conducting assessment must understand fully the requirements of these qualifications. Centres should ensure that appropriate physical resources are made available to Learners.

 Key Points

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

Qualification No.: 601/5322/2

Qualification Type: QCF

Guided Learning Hours: 90  

Credit Value: 12

Validity: Does not expire.

Price £45 + VAT per Learner Registration

 Qualification Assessment

Assessment:

This qualification can assessed by the following means:

1. Assignment (template provided)
2. Professional discussion 
3. Portfolio of evidence

 AoFAQ Centre and Trainer Support Materials

The following is exclusively available from AoFAQ  to support the qualification:

Qualification Specification:

  • This gives details of all the Learning Outcomes with Assessment Criteria and full requirements for the qualification.

Scheme of Work:

  • This is a detailed construction on how to present the qualification to Learners.

Support Templates and Forms

PowerPoint:

  • AoFAQ have produced a professionally designed PowerPoint that maps the Learning Outcomes to assist the Trainer in presentation of the course. 

All these items are available FREE of charge to AoFAQ Approved Centres when 6 Learner Registrations are purchased in advance.

 Trainer, Assessor Requirements

All those who assess this qualification must: 

  • Hold one of the following qualifications or their recognised equivalent:
  • The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment or
  • the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement or
  • A1 Assess learner performance using a range of methods
  • D32 Assess learner performance and D33 Assess learner using differing sources of evidence
  • Already hold the qualification (or previous equivalent qualification) they are assessing and have successfully assessed learners for other qualifications; if assessing quality assurance
  • Must have experience as a qualified quality assurance practitioner of carrying out internal or external quality assurance of qualifications for a minimum of two assessors 
  • Have up-to-date working knowledge and experience of best practice in assessment and quality assurance
  • Demonstrate current evidence of continuing professional development in assessment and quality assurance through an annual CPD record consisting of at least 30 hours

 Internal Quality Assurers

Internal Quality Assurers must:

All those who IQA this qualification must: 

  • Have up-to-date working knowledge and experience of best practice in assessment and quality assurance 
  • Hold one of the following assessor qualifications or their recognised equivalent: 
  • the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment, or
  • the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, or
  • A1 Assess learner performance using a range of methods, or
  • D32 Assess learner performance and D33 Assess learner using differing sources of evidence
  • Hold one of the following internal quality assurance qualifications or their recognised equivalent: 
  • the Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice, or
  • the Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice, or
  • V1 Conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process, or
  • D34 Internally verify the assessment process
  • Demonstrate current evidence of continuing professional development in assessment and quality assurance through an annual CPD record consisting of at least 30 hours

 Links and Downloads

Information Link
The Education and Training Foundation website
et-foundation.co.uk
Qualification Specification L4 Award IQA of Assessment Processes and Practice Qual Spec.pdf
Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
Price

Learner

£45.00
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No Course registration fees.

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Progression

Learners achieving these qualifications can progress on to:

  • AoFAQ Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • AoFAQ Level 4 Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)