On successful completion of the STA Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice, learners will be qualified to maintain the quality of assessment within their organisation or centre.
An Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) is responsible for maintaining the quality of assessment within a training organisation or centre. The role will involve observing training and assessing practice and giving constructive feedback with meticulous record keeping. The role requires the IQA to provide support, training and standardisation for tutors and assessors along with liaising with External Quality Assurers to ensure that a consistent standard is maintained and that assessments are conducted and assessment decisions are made in line with Awarding Organisation requirements.
The STA Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is intended for learners who are currently undertaking a quality assurance role within their organisation or centre and need to ensure assessment conduct and decisions are valid and reliable.
Once qualified learners may wish to develop their knowledge and skills by leading a team of quality assurers by gaining the Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice. Alternatively, learners may wish to move onto an external quality assurance role on behalf of an awarding organisation by completing the Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.
The course is comprised of a mixture of theory content and practical elements delivered via distance learning.
The qualification consists of 2 mandatory units:
The STA Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is underpinned by the learning and development National Occupational Standard 11 – internally monitor and maintain the quality of assessment and the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).
The course price is £350.