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Level 4 Award in Understanding External Quality Assurance (Unit 1 Only)

ELN’s Level 4 External Quality Assurance courses are approved by NOCN and Pearson Edexcel. This is a theory-based course - no experience required.

Course Overview

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The theory unit on its own provides the Level 4 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of External Quality Assurance of Assessment. This is an excellent upgrade for anyone already qualified as an internal verifier who would like to learn more about the quality assurance process from an Awarding Body or regulatory point of view.

Why should you take up ELN’s Level 4 External Quality Assurance course?

  • You can expand your knowledge about External Quality Assurance processes and requirements
  • Get better prepared for your External Verification visits
  • Progress your career and open up opportunities to work for UK Awarding Organisations

Key details

Your tutor will conduct a detailed personalised 1:1 initial interview with you before you begin your Level 4 Qualification in External Quality Assurance. For more details, click to expand the 'Assessment' Tab below.

All the External Quality Assurance qualifications are based on the assessment strategy and qualification structures, devised originally by Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK), and are now owned by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).

Pre-course requirements

The Level 4 Awards and Certificate in External Quality Assurance of Assessment are available for all candidates who fulfill the following criteria:

Age range: 19+

Core skills: Must have reading and writing skills in order to complete the course.

Access to Internet using a laptop / pc / tablet using up to date Windows, Android or Apple operating systems.

Be qualified and have experience working as an IQA for 2-3 years.

Course Brochure

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Your course Tutors

  • Mark Bresland Mark Bresland EFL Tutor

    Mark is ELN’s Training Manager as well as being one of our most highly rated tutors. He supports students on our DET, IQA, EQA and some Assessor courses. He has amassed over 23 years of training experience, working with all organisational levels, creating, promoting and delivering training solutions in both the public and private sectors, working throughout the UK, Middle East and Africa. He holds numerous qualifications in learning and development including the Diploma in Education and Training, Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, Certificate in Leading Internal Quality Assurance and the Award in External Quality Assurance.

Units and Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the context and principles of external quality assurance
    1. Explain the functions of external quality assurance in learning and development
    2. Explain the key concepts and principles of the external quality assurance of assessment
    3. Explain the roles of practitioners involved in the external and external quality assurance process
    4. Explain the regulations and requirements for external and internal quality assurance in own area of practice
  2. Understand how to plan the external quality assurance of assessment
    1. Evaluate the importance of planning and preparing external quality assurance activities
    2. Explain what an external quality assurance plan should contain
    3. Summarise the preparations that need to be made for external quality assurance, including:
      1. Information collection
      2. Communications
      3. Administrative arrangements
      4. Resources
    4. Explain hoe to adapt external monitoring and evaluation approaches to meet customer need without compromising quality standards
  3. Understand how to externally evaluate the quality of assessment and internal quality assurance
    1. Explain the procedures for externally monitoring and evaluating internal quality assurance arrangements and practices
    2. Interpret the requirements for externally monitoring and evaluating internal assessment arrangements and practices
    3. Evaluate different techniques for externally sampling evidence of assessment, including those that use technology
  4. Understand how to externally maintain and improve the quality of assessment
    1. Critically compare the types of feedback, support and advice that internal assessment and quality assurance staff may need to maintain and improve the quality of assessment
    2. Evaluate standardisation requirements relevant to the external quality assurance of assessment
    3. Explain the importance of providing feedback, support and advice to internal assessment and quality assurance staff that is consistent with standardisation requirements
    4. Explain the relevant procedures to follow when there are disputes concerning quality assurance and assessment
  5. Understand how to manage information relevant to the external quality assurance
    1. Evaluate the requirements for information management, data protection and confidentiality in relation to the external quality assurance
  6. Understand the legal and good practice requirements for the external quality assurance
    1. Evaluate legal issues, policies and procedures that are relevant to external quality assurance, including those for health, safety and welfare
    2. Critically compare different ways in which technology can contribute to external quality assurance
    3. Evaluate requirements for equality and diversity and, where appropriate, bilingualism in relation to the external quality assurance of assessment
    4. Explain the value of reflective practice and continuing professional development in relation to external quality assurance

Assessments

Your tutor will conduct a detailed personalised 1:1 initial interview with you before you begin your Level 4 Qualification in External Quality Assurance. 

Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Externally Assuring the Quality of Assessment

3 x essay-style assignments

Assignments can be presented in the format of tables,

Work documents can be used instead of theory assignments e.g. IQA / EQA reports, policies, procedures, verification records etc

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