Award/Certificate in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment (TAQA) Level 4

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About the course

These qualifications are all at level 4 and are appropriate for staff who are working in or about to begin their career in Internal Quality Assurance. A candidate can choose a qualification from the suite that is most appropriate to their current or intended job role. This suite of qualifications includes a unit that covers all the essential knowledge and understanding that quality assurance staff need, plus one or more units that describe competent practice. The qualifications will give people who carry out a quality assurance role the opportunity to develop and improve their practice as well as the opportunity of achieving a professional qualification.

On completing the qualifications required on this course the total number of credits, which a student will attain on the Qualifications, and Credit Framework (QCF) will be between 6 and 17 for Competence, Total 17. The minimum expected duration of programme is 6 months from August 2012 for those aged19. For those aged 19 or over, the minimum expected duration of programme is 6 months from August 2012 unless accredited or Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) against any part of the course exists, then the minimum duration for those aged 19+ may become 3 to 6 months.

Entry requirements

Appropriate for 19+ age group as learners have to be in employment No particular qualifications, knowledge, understanding or skills are required other than candidates being able to cope with the demands of the course.

Candidates taking the competence units need to have access to a minimum of two assessors’ in order to carry out assessments of a learners knowledge, understanding, skills and or competence. (May be required to hold an enhanced DBS)

Course Components

Award / Certificate in Internal Quality Assurance (QCF) Portfolio (Competence)

1 Mandatory unit = 6 credits

Remaining Optional units X 2 will make up the remaining credits.

PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills)

Average length of course is 4 to 6 months.


Level 4 Diploma External Veficiation

Employment as an assessor/IV

Further units from the teaching in lifelong sector


Start date Location / delivery
No fixed date Nottingham Campus

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