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What are the Different Types of IQA Qualification?

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So, you’re interested in becoming an internal quality assurer but don’t know where to start? There are three IQA qualifications to choose from, and they all have similar sounding names. Make sure you enrol on the right course for you by following this guide. We’ll detail what each course involves and how each can help you into the next stage of your career.

What are the different types of IQA course?

What is the Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)?

This award is the most basic of the three IQA qualifications. It isn’t sufficient to become a qualified internal quality assurer, but it will provide you with the theory behind IQA and help you develop the knowledge required to carry out IQA successfully. This makes it ideal for managers who want to understand IQA before advancing to a higher level.

The course is composed of a single unit:

UNIT NO: 1 — Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment

The qualification takes approximately 60 hours to complete.

What is the Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice?

This award provides learners with the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of IQA. Once completed, it will enable learners to perform the role of an internal quality assurer.

This course is composed of two units:

UNIT NO: 1 — Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment

UNIT NO: 2 — Internally assure the quality of assessment

This qualification takes approximately 120 hours to complete.

What is the Level 4 Award in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)?

This award is the most advanced of the three IQA qualifications. Not only will this award qualify you to become an internal quality assessor, but it will also qualify you to lead the entire quality assurance process. It is ideal for anyone looking to set up their own training organisation and lead the quality assurance process from within.

This course is composed of three units:

UNIT NO: 1 — Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment

UNIT NO: 2 — Internally assure the quality of assessment

UNIT NO: 3 — Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility

This qualification takes approximately 170 hours to complete.

Which IQA qualification is right for me?

So to recap, which IQA qualification is right for you will depend on what level of responsibility you require.

The Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) is ideal for managers or anyone who is already a qualified trainer or assessor who wishes to brush up on their IQA knowledge and get a deeper understanding of the process and role.

The Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) is for anyone who simply wants to become an internal quality assurer within an organisation.

The Level 4 Award in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) is for anyone who wants to become the lead internal quality assurer within an organisation.

All of the above IQA qualifications can be completed online with CTC Training. We offer a variety of online training courses for you to complete at your leisure. Simply enrol on a course and you’ll gain access to our 24/7 student portal where you can view course content and upload assessments at a pace that suits your lifestyle. 

Click here to find out more about our IQA qualifications. For any questions about our courses, contact our team.

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