• Duration1 week- 1 year


Unit 401 – Mandatory Unit
A knowledge-only Award for those who are starting their journey as an internal quality assurance practitioners or for those who need to know about internal quality assurance but who are not carrying out quality assurance themselves. This might be people such as experienced assessors or centre managers, HR or quality assurance personnel
Unit 402 – Optional Unit
For practitioners who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process from within a centre or organisation, by sample planning, monitoring and advising on the practice of assessors.
Unit 403 – Optional unit
For practitioners who lead the internal quality assurance process within a centre/organisation and have a responsibility for managing the quality of the assessment process, practice and the performance of assessors. They may also develop systems and lead on visits from outside agencies such as awarding organisations.

Candidates who need to understand the principles and practice of internal quality assurance will be able to complete the knowledge-only unit 401. Candidates who need to conduct internal quality assurance in a work and/or simulated environment will be able to complete unit 401 and unit 402. Candidates who lead on internal quality assurance will be able to complete unit 401, unit 402 and unit 403.

  • Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of the Assessment Processes & Practice (Unit 401)
  • Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of the Assessment Processes & Practice (Units 401 & 402)
  • Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice (Units 401 402 & 403)

This course is roll-on-roll-off for the year, which means you can start the course at any point in the academic year.

Click the enquiry button to express an interest and we will discuss a start date that is best for you.

The assessment methods for this qualification comprise of knowledge based written questioning, observation and portfolio based evidence.

Candidates can progress to Award in Education and Training Level 3, ISO 9001:2015 and other quality qualifications as part of their professional development within their role.

  • Unit 401: £300
  • Units 401 & 402: £600
  • Units 401 & 403:  £600
  • Units 401, 402 & 403: £811

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