August 10, 2022

Which course should I take after my Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET)?

After you have gained your Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) there are lots of options open to you in terms of extra courses within the education and skills sector which you can take.  It’s a fantastic introductory qualification into education and training, so looking to advance your existing talents will help you […]



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August 2, 2022

What qualifications do you need to be an IQA?

When asking “what qualifications do you need to be an IQA”, you must first check what level of responsibility you will have as an IQA within your organisation. This is because qualifications needed to become an IQA vary depending on whether you’re looking to focus on the theory behind internal quality assurance, carry out day-day […]



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July 26, 2022

What is an IQA qualification?

If you’re ever wondered what an IQA qualification is, or even what is an IQA exactly, then you’re in the right place! We’ll start with the basics of Internal Quality Assurance and cover everything you need to know to work out if you need an IQA qualification and if you do, which course is the […]



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July 18, 2022

What does an IQA do? Your Comprehensive Guide

If you work in education or training, whether you’re with the training department of a a company, a college, a school or a dedicated training organisation, you’ve probably come across an Internal Quality Assurer (IQA). That encounter is likely closely followed by “what does an IQA do?” running through your mind. You might have met […]



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May 6, 2022

Carlton Training Receives Outstanding City & Guilds Report

External Quality Assurance by City & Guilds At Carlton Training we run City & Guilds courses. City & Guilds is an awarding body that conducts sampling and inspections of training institutes like us, a process known as external quality assurance (EQA). This is to ensure that the courses we run come up to standard. It […]



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February 10, 2022

New course launched!

Carlton Training have launched a new course, the Level 3 Award in Facilitating Learning and Development.  This qualification is for anybody training individuals on a one-to-one basis, whether this is on formal training courses, company updates, individual development or training for compliance and monitoring.  As such it concentrates on the skills you’ll need to train […]



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October 13, 2021

Being an EQA (External Quality Assurer)

The role of an External Quality Assurer (EQA) is to check that training organisations, colleges and other approved centres are operating to the standards set by their Awarding Organisation. They provide advice and support to these centres, as well as being the main point of contact between centres and the Awarding Organisation. If you’ve ever […]



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September 15, 2021

New course launched – Level 4 Lead IQA

We’ve just launched a new course, the Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) which we’re offering through City & Guilds. It’s a great course to take if you’re going to be managing or supervising IQAs (Internal Quality Assurers). This is because it covers not only all […]



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September 7, 2021

An EQA visit

“…the assessment strategy has been fully complied with and the assessment team had implemented a robust and effective assessment process.” Making sure we have good people doing good work are the foundations of the Carlton Training operations. This certainly shows up not just in customer satisfaction but also inspections like this on behalf of awarding […]



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June 21, 2021

What’s the difference between an Assessor and an IQA?

You might have wondered what the difference is between an Assessor and IQA. Assessors and Internal Quality Assurers (IQAs) are both involved with learners and qualifications. They both make sure things are done to set standards. They also both keep records and notes of what they do. So you won’t be surprised that there are […]



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