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Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
1x essay, 2x EQA observations
Study Hours
Approximately 75 hours
Learning Methods
Classroom, virtual or self-study
Classroom £599, Virtual £499 and Self-study £399
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Course Overview

If you are ready to progress external quality assurance of assessment, and keen to step into the role of an EQA, this course is just for you.

Acceptance onto the Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice requires a good standard of English, for both reading and writing; sound knowledge of the subject you wish to assess; and ideally, you will already hold an IQA qualification as the basis from which you can develop your skills.

Course Duration

The course can be completed via any of the following routes:

Classroom training – 2 days with assignments to be completed at your own pace

Virtual learning – 2 days with assignments to be completed at your own pace

Self-Study of approximately 75 hours, again, at your own pace.

The above timings are dependent on the level of existing knowledge and additional research you complete, but typically take 75 hours to complete. However, you could condense your study into a matter of weeks, or equally spread over months according to your availability and other personal commitments.

Providing you have internet connection, you can access all online elements of the Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice from any device for a year, free of charge.

Course Qualification

Successfully completing the Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice qualifies you immediately for the role of an EQA.

Course Modules

This course is divided into two modules, both of which must be completed:

  1. Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment
  2. Externally assure the quality of assessment

What the course covers

Once you have completed the Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice you will be able to understand:

  • the context and principles of external quality assurance
  • how to plan the external quality assurance of assessment
  • how to externally evaluate the quality of assessment and internal quality assurance
  • how to externally maintain and improve the quality of assessment
  • how to manage information relevant to the external quality assurance of assessment
  • the legal and good practice requirements for the external quality assurance of assessment
  • how to externally quality assure assessment processes and practice.

How the Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is assessed

This course is assessed through one essay and evidence of the trainee EQA monitoring a minimum of two external training centres. The external training centres must be sourced by the trainee EQA. 

Should you not meet the required standard within the essay element, you will receive feedback from your tutor. You may then utilise this feedback to assist your resubmission. Whilst most trainees then go on to pass on a second submission, there is no limit to the number of attempts you can make.

Course Resources

Following your course induction, an assigned tutor will be available to you throughout the course, by phone, email or within your study groups.

You will also have online access to the full Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice course content, regardless of which method of training you choose.

This eLearning package is free of charge, and is accessible 24/7. You will find course webinars, PowerPoint presentation content, course handouts and notes, and a personalised study plan.

Course Guarantee

Our courses are all covered by a 14-day guarantee. So, if for any reason, you decide the course is not for you at this time, you may cancel without penalty or any additional administration fees.

We find this is particularly useful for those who initially opt for self-study but then choose to upgrade to a virtual or classroom learning environment. Of course, we will offer further guidance to enable you to make an informed decision.

Unit 1 is included in the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
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Already hold Unit 1 'Level 4 Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice'?

Use the discount code 'UEQA' to receive £50 off the Level 4 Award in External Quality Assurance of Assessment Process and Practice.

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Enrol in our classroom learning: £599 per delegate

Classroom training – 2 days with assignments to be completed at your own pace. Classroom training takes place between 09:30 - 16:30 on weekdays and weekends. Evening training takes place at 19:00 - 22:00. Our classroom locations are:

  • The Pier Hotel, 4 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3EH
  • Hastings Cocktail Club, 47-49 Robertson St, Hastings TN34 1HL
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Enrol in our virtual learning: £499 per delegate
Virtual learning – 2 days with assignments to be completed at your own pace. Virtual learning takes place between 09:30 - 16:30 on weekdays and weekends. Evening learning is at 19:00 - 22:00.
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    • 12 interest free payments. No credit checks £41.58
    • 6 interest free payments. No credit checks £83.16
Enrol in our self-study learning: £399 per delegate

Self-Study which takes approximately 90 hours to complete.

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Do I need to already work as an EQA?

Yes, you must be working as an EQA with an Awarding Organisation to fulfil the requirements of Unit 2. 

I already hold Unit 1, do I need to take the full course?

No, if you already hold Unit 1 Level 4 Award in Understanding External Quality Assurance, you can jump straight into Unit 2 and apply for a £50 discount. You will need to submit evidence of your certificate upon enrolment. 

How is the qualification assessed?

Unit 1 is a theory based unit whereas Unit 2 requires you to complete an external quality assurance visit on behalf of an awarding organisation. You will collate evidence towards your portfolio and must be observed by a member of our team. We strongly encourage these to be carried out virtually so we can observe saving you an additional cost for a face-to-face visit. 

I Work for an Awarding Organisation, can a Colleague observe me?

Your observer must hold both units to observe you. This is possible but you must submit CVS and Certificates if your colleagues observe you to verify competence. All of our team are trained and certified to carry out these observations and will carry these out if you do not have a colleague that can assess you. 

Should I already hold an IQA qualification?

The principles of EQA or similar to IQA. It is highly recommended that you hold an IQA qualification to carry out quality assurance in your own organisation before you carry out external quality assurance at other companies but is not essential.

What If I Already Hold an IQA Qualification?

That's ideal. A lot of questions map across to the EQA hence why we have created a mapping guide. The techniques used are similar for IQA and EQA and the principles are the same, the only difference is that you do the same role externally. If you have your portfolio from your IQA, you will be able to use elements again.

What is EQA (External Quality Assurance)?

EQA, or External Quality Assurance, is a process used to ensure the quality and consistency of education, training, or assessment services provided by organisations. It involves external evaluators or assessors reviewing and validating the processes and outcomes to maintain high standards. EQA, or External Quality Assurance, is your key to ensuring excellence in education and training. It's the guardian of quality, making sure your hard-earned qualifications are worth their weight in gold.

Why Is EQA So Incredibly Important?

EQA is your guarantee of quality. It separates the exceptional from the mediocre, ensuring that your education and training experiences are nothing short of top-notch.

What's the Deal with the Level 4 Award in EQA?

Awarding Organisations stipulate you must also work for an awarding organisation to evidence Unit 2. This unit cannot be simulated. 

Can I Jump straight into the Level 4 Award in External Quality Assurance?

To evidence the Level 4 Award in External Quality Assurance, it is a requirement that you already work for an awarding organisation as simulations cannot be carried out. Typically, you would need to hold the Level 4 Award in Understanding External Quality Assurance to get work as an EQA. . Don't worry, if you have this qualification, you will get a discount on the Level 4 Award in External Quality Assurance. 

Who Should Be Racing to Get This Qualification?

If you're passionate about quality and determined to stand out in your industry, this qualification is tailor-made for you. It's the game-changer you've been waiting for.

What Support and Resources Await You on Your Journey?

Dive into a sea of support, including study materials, expert guidance, and a wealth of online resources to propel you to success.

How Long Have I Got to Complete this Course?

You have 12-months to complete your course. 

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