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Part-time Level 4 Qualifications for Quality Assurance

Course Name 
Part-time Level 4 Qualifications for Quality AssuranceAvailable for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Workplace
Level Level 4
Start Date Various - continuous rolling programme
Duration 10 months
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Offering Code AWL4IQA1 CTL4LQA1
Programme Design and Overview

The units and qualifications will provide people who carry out assessment and internal quality assurance roles in their organisation with the opportunity to develop and improve their practice as well as achieving a professional qualification for the role.

They are available to anyone working in: accredited learning; non accredited learning (where people may assess performance but do not assess for a qualification); the NQF and the QCF.

They have been developed by LLUK to replace the Assessor and Verifier (A&V) Units.

They are designed for use in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is now known as TAQA (Training Assessment Quality Assurance). They reflect the quality assurance of assessment processes and practice of qualifications within Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and provide practitioners with recognition, through qualification, of excellence in quality assurance practice.

Indicative Content

Depending on the pathway required, the units available are:

The Level 4 qualifications for Quality Assurance consist of three separate qualifications:

 Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice - a knowledge-only award for those who need to know about internal quality assurance (IQA) but who are not currently carrying out quality assurance themselves. These may be experienced assessors or centre managers, for example.

Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice – for practitioners who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process from within a centre or organisation, by sample planning, monitoring and advising on the practice of assessors.

Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice - for practitioners who lead the internal quality assurance process and have a responsibility for managing the quality of the assessment process and practices, and the performance of assessors. They may also develop systems and lead on visits from outside agencies such as awarding organisations.

Delivery Methods You will be provided with support in order to develop a portfolio of evidence, these will be made up of regular guidance sessions with your assessor.
Nature of Assessments on the Programme You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including professional discussion, verbal questions and answers, observation of you completing IQA responsibilities, etc.
Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements for those wishing to undertake these qualifications. However, practitioners will need to be working with assessors in a centre, or organisation, to enable them to demonstrate competence for all the awards except the Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.
Attendance Expectations

You may need to attend an initial induction session of about one-and-a-half hours. During your induction an individual support package will be agreed with you for the remainder of your programme.

The package will involve you attending College, and being observed in your workplace. This support will enable you to construct your evidence portfolio.

Fee Information

Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
Course fees: £1032.00.

*There is an additional charge of £100 per month for every month over the 10 month enrolment*

Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Additional Course Costs

Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

The following costs should be used as a guide only.

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book.  There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony:
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here:

Financial Support Information

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at:

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email:

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email:

Further Study You may be interested in qualifications for teaching in the Lifelong Learning sector - see Wakefield College's part-time and Higher Education prospectuses for further details.
Career Opportunities These are essential qualifications for anyone conducting internal quality assurance of assessment processes and practice, or wishing to quality assure vocational qualifications accredited within the QCF framework, and who does not hold the D34 or V1 (with proof of currency).
How to Apply

Please complete a part-time application form

If you require an application form please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

Admissions Process Please contact Business Development on 01924 789761 or email
Pre-enrolment Preparation There isn't any pre-enrolment preparation needed.
Group Size 1-2-1 individual coaching.
Disability Support Information

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at:

Terms and Conditions See entry requirements.
For Further Details

Please contact Business Development on 01924 789761 or email

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Information last amended: 21 September 2023 10:38

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