IQA of Assessment Processes and Practice

Level 4 Award (RQF)

L4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)

During this course, Learners will build an understanding of the principles and practices of internal quality assurance within a vocational education setting. Topics include: context and principles of internal quality assurance, techniques and criteria for monitoring the quality of assessment, legal and good practice requirements for internal quality assurance of assessment and more.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been designed to provide Learner's with the knowledge and skills to effectively quality assure vocational based qualifications.

Who is it intended for?

The Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) is intended for those who wish to work in quality assurance in a wide range of environments such as Further Education (FE) Colleges, Independent Training organisations or Local Authorities. This qualification is also suitable for those who currently work in a teaching/assessing role and wish to develop their knowledge and skills in internal quality assurance.

The units covered are:

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

Entry requirements

Trainee IQAs must be at least 19 years old on the first day of the training.

  • Trainee IQAs must hold a recognised assessing qualification, such as:
  • D32/D33 Assess Candidates Performance/Assess Candidates Using a Different Range of Methods
  • A1 Assess Candidate Performance Using a Range of Methods; or
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment and above

Trainee IQAs must have access to assessors assessing learners completing vocational qualifications in order to generate the evidence required to complete this qualification.

There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Trainee IQAs have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.


2 x Learner Workbooks containing theory/practical assessments and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

Successful Learners will receive a QA Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) certificate.

Requalification requirements

It is not a requirement for Trainee IQAs to renew this qualification, however we recommend they keep up to date with current practice in assessment through regularly participating in continuing professional development (CPD).


The QA Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) may support entry to a career in internal quality assurance and also provide further progression to being a Lead IQA in a training setting or toward external quality assurance (when sufficient experience is held within the assessment and internal quality assurance function).

Duration: 90 hours approx.

Certificate Valid: No Expiry
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