The internal verifier role is more commonly known these days as an internal quality assurer (IQA). Most references to internal verifiers will use this more modern term, but the two can sometimes be used interchangeably. If you’re looking to become an internal verifier, you’ll need to earn IQA qualifications such as those available at CTC Training.
In this article, we provide an overview of the internal verifier role, including what it involves, which qualifications you need and how much you could earn.
What is an internal verifier?
An internal verifier is responsible for monitoring the activities of assessors within an organisation. This is to ensure that the assessments are conducted fairly.
An internal verifier is vitally important to any organisation wanting to keep a positive reputation. Poor delivery of qualifications or unfairly conducted qualifications can often lead to disgruntled employees.
The responsibilities of an internal verifier include:
- Checking that assessors meet the requirements for their role
- Planning and preparing monitoring activities
- Working alongside assessors, trainers and employers to ensure the standardisation of assessment practices
- Observing trainer and assessor performance, providing constructive feedback
- Providing support to trainers and assessors
- Sampling assessment records and decisions
- Meeting with learners
- Planning how and when you will monitor trainers and assessors
- Identifying and facilitating best practice throughout the organisation
What qualifications are required to be an internal verifier?
The internal verifier qualifications have been replaced with the IQA qualifications. If you wish to progress into the role formerly known as internal verifier, you’ll need the Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.
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 salary of an internal verifier?
The average salary of an IQA in the UK is £29,408 per year or £15.08 per hour.
Lead IQAs will be on the higher end of the salary range and can expect to make up to as much as £39,000 per year.
If you want to become a lead IQA, you’ll need to complete the Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.
How to advance in the role
The next step on from being a standard IQA, formerly known as internal verifier, is to become a lead IQA.
Lead IQAs have a few additional responsibilities to those of a standard IQA. The main one is that lead IQAs can manage a team of IQAs.
Additional responsibilities include:
- Producing a work plan for their own area of responsibility
- Allocating and agreeing responsibilities with team members
- Monitoring progress and quality of work in their own area of responsibility
- Reviewing and amending plans of work for their own area of responsibility
Become an internal quality assurer by enrolling on a course with CTC Training. We offer a range of online courses for you to complete in your own time. 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 your leisure. You’ll also be assigned a named tutor who can provide help if you need it.
Develop skills, knowledge and understanding to enable learners to perform the role of an internal quality assurer.