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The Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is a qualification aimed at individuals who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of internal quality assurance of assessment, without the requirement to practice as an internal verifier or internal quality assurer. The qualification provides recognition for the learner’s knowledge of internal quality assurance and assessment processes and is relevant to a variety of sectors.

Objectives of the qualification include: preparing learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level, preparing learners to progress to a qualification in another subject area, meeting relevant programmes of learning and supporting a role in the workplace.



Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 3 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

Assessment method

The single knowledge-based unit in this qualification is assessed by portfolio (internally set and marked and externally quality assured). It is in accordance with the Lifelong Learning UK Assessment Strategy. This qualification is not graded, successful learners achieve a pass. All learning outcomes in this qualification are assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Question and answer test
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Question and answer verbal
  • Essay
  • Other

Equipment reqd

All required equipment will be provided in the workplace.

“STA have helped me with NVQs at levels 2, 3 and 4 and are now taking us through our assessor and verifier awards.”

Neil Holdstock

Safety Officer, Maidenhead United