Course structure

This course consists of one unit covering theoretical knowledge and the background needed to be an EQA. This online course covers a range of topics to give you the knowledge needed to gain your certification. We will help you build the knowledge and understanding of external quality assurance at training centres, colleges and workplaces for an Awarding Body.

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

This one-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 understand the work that an EQA might be faced with when working with an Awarding Organisation.

Course outcome

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

Who is the course for?

This external quality assurance training 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?

You will be assessed on the theory and knowledge gained throughout the course by one of our dedicated tutors.

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EQA training course