The Level 4 Certificate in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (IQA) provides learners with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to perform the role of internal quality assurer.


This qualification is intended for learners wanting to undertake training or to further develop their knowledge and skills in this subject area. The objectives of the qualification include supporting a role in the workplace and meeting relevant programmes of learning.


These qualifications are assessed through activities, which are developed by the lead assessors within the home institute or centre, internally marked and sampled as part of quality assurance/internal verification procedures.


The aim of this qualification is to assess the IQA trainee’s performance in assuring the quality of assessment from within an organisation or assessment centre. All learning outcomes in this unit must be assessed using methods appropriate to the IQA trainee’s performance.


  • Observation of performance
  • Examining products of work; and questioning. Direct evidence of this kind may be supplemented, where necessary, by professional discussion, reflective accounts or witness testimony. Evidence for all learning outcomes must come from performance in the work environment. All learning outcomes in this unit must be assessed using methods appropriate to the candidate IQA’s performance. These must include:


1. Observation of performance


2. Examining products of work


  • Questioning direct evidence of this kind may be supplemented, where necessary, by discussion, reflective accounts or witness testimony. Simulations are not allowed. 
  • There must be valid, authentic and sufficient evidence for all the assessment criteria. Holistic assessment is encouraged and one piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one assessment criterion. Evidence must come from the IQA trainee’s performance in the work environment. There must be evidence of the IQA trainee monitoring a minimum of two assessors, each with a minimum of two trainees of their own, through components of a qualification.


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Certificate in Internal Quality Assurance Lv4

  • Additional Course Information

    Our IQA course is split in 4 easy-to-digest course modules, containing individual and targeted videos that delve into the  specifics of the essential information you require. Each video is provided with additional reading resources and knowledge enhancement activities that provide you with a wealth of practical ideas and tips that you can employ in the modern education environment.


    Our suite of school development courses all count as Continuing Professional Development and can be used as evidence in your personnel record.

  • Course Modules

    Unit 1: Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment (19 Videos)

    Unit 2: Internally assure the quality of assessment (6 Videos)

    Unit 3: Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility (4 Videos)

    IQA Assessment (5 Videos)

  • Course Length

    34 Videos - 190 minutes total run time.

  • Guided Learning Hours

    32 hours


    What is GLH or ‘guided learning hours’?


    This number represents the approximate total combined study time required from each user to make the course truly effective. The metric is based on hundreds of thousands of cumulative study hours undertaken by the 15,000 school staff around the world that Guide has developed since 2019. 


    It includes:

    - Length of the videos 

    - Time taken to complete the in-video questions

    - Time taken to read the additional resources

    - Time taken to put items into practice

    - Time taken to ensure teachers are well versed in methodologies and ideas presented within the course

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