September 27, 2023
What Does an IQA Plan Include?
If you’re involved with Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) work, then you’ll need a plan to manage your IQA work. An IQA will also help with your teamwork, compliance, reducing risk, and future-proofing. Within the IQA cycle, your IQA plan covers the planning work you are required to do within your role. The IQA Cycle The […]
May 23, 2023
What is the difference between EQA and IQA?
If you’re working in the education and training sector, you’re most likely following external and internal quality assurance practices, possibly without even realising it. But when it comes to quality assurance and the individuals involved in it, it’s quite common to be unclear about the difference between EQA and IQA, and what these professionals actually […]
May 1, 2023
Which IQA qualification do I need?
If you’re looking to start or advance your career in Internal Quality Assurance (IQA), then you might be wondering which is the best qualification to suit your needs. After all, there are several IQA qualifications available – all with deceptively similar titles! This leaves a lot of people wondering – which IQA qualification do I […]
April 17, 2023
Adult Education Training Acronyms: Your Ultimate Guide
If you’re diving into the world of adult education and training, then chances are you’ve already come across some of these confusing adult education training acronyms. In fact, the whole education sector is rife with acronyms, initials and odd little three-letter addendums. You’re certainly not alone if you think these are confusing, inconsistent and generally […]
April 3, 2023
Which Quality Assurance qualification do I need?
Within the education and learning sector, having the right quality assurance qualifications can make all the difference in establishing a successful career. Quality Assurers are responsible for ensuring organisations, such as schools, colleges and training centres, meet specific standards and regulations set out by their Awarding Bodies. If you’re considering which Quality Assurance qualifications are […]
March 28, 2023
What is the difference between CAVA and TAQA?
If you’re looking into education or training qualifications, you have probably come across the terms CAVA and TAQA. You might have noticed them in job adverts and specifications or heard other professionals saying things like “I’m on a CAVA course” or “He’s going to get his TAQA soon”. And while we can understand why you […]
March 10, 2023
How To Become a Lead IQA
If you want to become a Lead IQA, you’ll be happy to hear it is a highly-rewarding career that can provide significant opportunities for personal and professional development. But as with most rewarding careers, it won’t happen by accident and requires hard work, dedication and training to reach your goals. In this blog post, we’ll […]
February 10, 2023
EQA Visits: What to Expect
If you’re working at an organisation offering any sort of accredited qualifications, you are bound to experience an EQA visit at some point. Whether you are an IQA, a teacher or an assessor, you have likely heard people talking about EQA visits, often with a sense of fear. People discuss these visits as if they’re […]
December 21, 2022
Online Learning vs Traditional Learning
Online training has come a long way in recent years, indeed the uptake for online training, or e-learning, worldwide is shortly due to pass those of traditional face-to-face courses. So when looking at online learning vs traditional learning, how do they compare? To consider whether any training is truly worthwhile, we have to consider three […]
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 […]