C&G Level 4 Award In the Internal Quality Assurance Of The Assessment Processes & Practice

This qualification is intended for those who maintain the quality of assessment from within an organisation or assessment centre.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10603
Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Training & Development
Course Structure

To achieve the award, candidates must complete a total of 12 credits from 2 mandatory units. The two units are:

  • Unit 401 Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment
    The aim of this unit is to assess knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices that underpin the internal quality assurance of assessment
  • Unit 402: Internally assure the quality of assessment
    The aim of this unit is to assess the IQA candidate’s performance in assuring the quality of assessment from within an organisation or assessment centre

Contact Hours per week

This course will be delivered using a blended learning approach consisting of face to face and online support

Personal Study

A further 3-5 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments

General Entry Requirements:
  • Although there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, it is expected that candidates have achieved their Assessor qualification to demonstrate an understanding of assessment practices and principles and experience of using different assessment methods.
  • Candidates should also have a quality assurance role within their assessment centre/organisation, quality assuring the work of two assessors, each with a minimum of two[MM1]  candidates of their own.

English Language Requirements for International students:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

Equivalent qualifications include:

  • Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
  • Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
  • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
  • ESOL Level 2 

Tier 4 Students:

  • SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Admissions

APEL

  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the Admissions Section of our website

Students are assessed using a range of different methods.

These include observation of practice, candidate discussion and assessment of work products presented in a portfolio of evidence. 

Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

Candidates who have completed the Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice may progress to further learning by undertaking the Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.

The Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice suite of qualifications provides candidates with high quality, nationally recognised qualifications. They are vocationally-related, credit-based qualifications that provide valuable opportunities for individuals to develop skills, gain underpinning knowledge and understanding and demonstrate competence in the workplace or provide progression to the Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.

Candidates may be required to travel in order to meet with their assessors and as such, travel costs may be incurred.

Accredited by City & Guilds 

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Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

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