Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (Part-Time)

Course Overview

This qualification is suitable for you if you wish to obtain the Internal Verifier / Moderator role and quality assure assessors and assessment.

The Level 4 Award (previously V1 award) in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (IQA) is a 12 credit and 90 guided learning hour qualification consisting of 2 mandatory units.

This qualification replaces the V1. It is part of the new suite of qualifications for assessors, internal quality assurers (IQA).

This qualification is required for:
Verifiers involved in National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) for the next three years. Those who deliver these qualifications will need to be qualified to meet the requirements of the NVQ Code of Practice and Sector Skills Councils assessment strategies.

Quality assurance staff who deliver QCF qualifications that use the term ‘NVQ’ in their title will also need these qualifications.

Some staff, who are quality assuring qualifications within the QCF framework that do not use the term ‘NVQ’ in their titles, but whose purpose is to confirm occupational competence, will need to hold this IQA qualification.

This qualification will be helpful for teachers in schools who deliver vocational qualifications with applied learning, such as BTEC Firsts and Nationals.

Contact: business@nptcgroup.ac.uk for further information

  • Entry Requirements

    Individuals must have:
    • Access to assessors
    • Achieved the L3 Assessor Award

  • Summary of Outcomes

    This is course to become a qualified Internal Quality Assurance (IQA)

  • Course Modules

    Unit 1: Understanding Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment which provides the opportunity to relate underpinning knowledge and understanding to the practice of internal quality assurance. Sharing knowledge and experience with peers and colleagues provides an opportunity both to share good practice and to reflect on assessment approaches.

    Unit 2: This unit will give you the opportunity to apply the principles and requirements of internal quality assurance to a real working context and identify ways in which to develop and improve your practice.

    The course costs £1250 per person. Funding is available, subject to eligibility.

  • Method of Assessment

    Assessment should focus on real work activities so that naturally occurring evidence can be assessed.

    The range of direct evidence MUST include:

    • monitoring of a minimum of TWO assessors
    • assessment of a minimum of TWO candidates per assessor
    • observation of practice
    • examination of products of work
    • questioning (these can be supplemented, where necessary, with professional discussion, reflective accounts or witness statements)

    You must have access to assessors and have the L3 Assessor Award.


Locations across wales or in-house at your business

Course length



£1250.00 – funding available, subject to eligibility