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. The objective of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace, or to prepare learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or where more specific knowledge, skills and understanding is required. The IQA role provides centres with the necessary quality assurance policy and procedures whenever delivering Awarding bodies qualifications.
The total qualification time for this qualification is 120 hours and of this 90 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.
This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.
These include the context, principles and planning of internal quality assurance, internal monitoring, maintenance and improvement of the quality of assessment, managing relevant information and legal and good practice requirements for the internal quality assurance of assessment.