Key Points

AoFAQ Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF). This qualification is intended for those who want to be involved in carrying out external quality assurance of assessment of outside organisations or assessment centres. Anyone achieving this award will have the ability to demonstrate their competence in to perform external quality assurance activities.

Guided Learning Hours:  75hrs


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

 Unit 2 - Externally assure the quality of assessment

Unit 2 - Externally assure the quality of assessment

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

1.1 Plan procedures for the external quality assurance of assessment
1.2 Communicate procedures for external quality assurance to the organisations and individuals concerned
1.3 Ensure arrangements and resources are in place for external monitoring and evaluation

2. Be able to externally evaluate internal quality assurance and assessment

2.1 Carry out monitoring activities to quality requirements
2.2 Evaluate the quality of internal quality assurance systems
2.3 Evaluate the quality of internal administrative arrangements
2.4 Evaluate the quality of internal staffing and internal staff expertise and competence
2.5 Determine whether assessment arrangements, methods and decisions meet quality requirements

3. Be able to maintain and improve internal quality assurance processes

3.1 Provide staff with feedback, advice and support which help them maintain and improve the quality of assessment
3.2 Apply procedures for the standardisation of assessment practices and outcomes
3.3 Evaluate different techniques for externally sampling evidence of assessment, including those that use technology

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

4.1 Apply procedures for recording, storing, reporting information relating to external quality assurance
4.2 Apply procedures to maintain confidentiality of information relating to external quality assurance

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

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

 Compliance

Compliance:

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the underpinning knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the external quality assurer (EQA) and demonstrate competence in performance of a learning and development practitioner with responsibility for the external quality assurance of assessment, usually as an EQA.


 

 Key Points

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

Qualification No.: 601/6154/1

Qualification Type: QCF

Guided Learning Hours: 45

Credit Value: 6

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.
 Trainer, Assessor Requirements

Tutors/assessors must: 


All those who assess this qualifications must hold one of the following qualifications or their recognised equivalent:

  • The Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • 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 external quality assurance of qualifications for a minimum of two assessors and one IQA.
  • 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
  • A Level 4 in External Quality Assurance of the Assessment process or its recognised equivalent 
  • 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
Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
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  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice