Course structure

This course consists of two units covering theoretical knowledge and the practical work needed to be an EQA. As an online course it covers a range of topics to give you the knowledge and skills needed to gain your certification. We will help you build the confidence to plan and carry out external quality assurance at training centres, colleges and workplaces for an Awarding Organisation.

This External Quality Assurance course will cover:

  • Planning and monitoring activities
  • Carrying out external monitoring activities
  • Determining whether internal quality assurance methods are safe, fair, valid and reliable
  • Providing centres, IQAs, tutors and assessors with feedback, advice and support.

Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment

This two-unit award will cover the theory you need to effectively carry out any external quality assurance process or task. We will also cover a range of topics to help you in the practical work of an EQA that you might be faced with when working with an Awarding Organisation.

Externally assure the quality of assessment

This unit will take you through a range of practical skills that can be applied in the external quality assurance process. You will be required to plan and undertake external quality assurance. To successfully complete this unit, your tutor will guide you through the necessary requirements for assessment.

Course outcome

By successfully completing the external quality assurance training course, you will gain the Level 4 Award in External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF). To earn this award you will need to display both the knowledge and practical skills needed to conduct external quality assurance.

The external quality assurance training course will give you the ability to:

  • Explain what an external quality assurance plan contains
  • Evaluate different techniques for applying quality assurance
  • Explain standardisation requirements
  • Explain procedures surrounding the quality of assessment disputes
  • Understand best practice requirements for external quality assurance
  • Support reflective practice and continuing professional development (CPD)

Course requirements

While there are no formal entry requirements for the external quality assurance training, we recommend that you have experience or qualifications in your chosen subject area.
For the practical part of the course, you will need to have access to at least two training centres approved by your Awarding Organisation awarding body – these could be workplaces, voluntary organisations or colleges.

Who is the course for?

This course is perfect if you currently work as, or want to start working as, a qualified external verifier or external quality assurer.  This course is open to all sectors where the quality assurance of both accredited learning and non-accredited learning is taking place.

How is this course assessed?

For the first part of this course you will be assessed on the theory and knowledge gained throughout the course by one of our dedicated tutors.
In the second unit, you will apply practical quality assurance techniques in the training centres you work with.

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