HABC Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is intended for those who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of internal quality assurance without any requirement to practice.
Fees: £750 + VAT
How long will it take?
To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake 45 hours of learning.
These include the context and principles and planning of internal quality assurance, monitoring, maintenance and improvement of the quality of assessment, managing information and legal and good practice requirements.
This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.
Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice Learners are required to successfully complete two mandatory units:
Unit 01 – Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment
Unit 02 – Internally assure the quality of assessment
Unit Introduction The aim of the unit is to assess knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices that underpin the internal quality assurance of assessment.
‘Practitioner’ means anyone with a learning and development responsibility as the whole or a part of their role (commonly referred to as the trainee assessor).
All learning outcomes in this unit must be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge and understanding.
Examples of appropriate methods include:
• Written submission
• Professional discussion
• Research project
• Questions and answer papers
Unit 2: Internally assure the quality of assessment
The aim of this unit is to assess the candidates’ performance in assuring the quality of assessment from within an organisation or assessment centre.
All learning outcomes in this unit must be assessed using methods appropriate to the candidate IQA’s performance.
Assessment Guidance Appropriate methods must include
1. Observation of performance
2. Examining products of work
3. Questioning Direct evidence of this kind may be supplemented, where necessary, by discussion, reflective accounts or witness testimonies. Simulations are NOT allowed
Evidence must come from the IQA candidates’ performance in the work environment. There must be evidence of the IQA candidate monitoring a minimum of 2 assessors each working with a minimum of 2 candidates of their own, through components of a qualification.
All evidence must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria.