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Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

Course Level: 

Level 4

Overview of the course: 

Aims of the IQA Qualification are to support delegates to:
• Carry out the role and responsibilities of the internal quality assurer
• Have a better understanding of centre assurance systems
• Prepare to internally quality assure credit based provision

Entry requirements: 

Candidates must be over 19 years old to undertake the course. You must have good literacy and numeracy skills. You must already have completed the Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (Assessors Award). You must be able to demonstrate competency through work place assessment. You must have access to at least two current assessors who are currently qualified to make assessment decisions and be supported by a Centre who meets awarding body requirements for the delivery of qualifications. Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.


This programmes covers all aspects of the Internal Quality Assurance role.

How is the course assessed?: 

Assessment will be by written assignment and evidence of competency within the workplace.

Length of the course: 

Four training workshops within the 6 month period held at the Peterlee or Houghall Campus. Additional visits will be made by your assessor to your workplace to observe practice.


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

November 2021


Please contact us to enquire about flexible payment plan options, the fees payable are:

£911.00Full cost - £911

City & Guilds Group Bursaries
C&G run their own bursary programme to help people who are financially unable to complete one of their qualifications. They award bursaries twice a year for people who wish to study for a City & Guilds qualification, but lack the funds. Their bursaries are grants that cover costs arising as a result of taking one of their qualifications which can include course and/or exam fees, learning materials, travel and childcare. For more detail on the criteria and how to apply, please visit

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (20 Oct 2021 12:15) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

How to apply: 

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