Award in Understanding the Internal Verification of Assessment Processes and Practice, Level 4
- September 2020, Part Time
The City and Guilds TAQA (Training, Assessing and Quality Assurance) qualification scheme offers qualifications to train assessors and those carrying out quality assurance of those assessments (internal and external verifiers). They replace the City and Guilds V1/V2 awards. Each of these qualification routes include the knowledge and understanding unit: Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice. This unit can be done as a standalone award if you simply want to get an overview of the verifying process without actually doing it. Depending on your role you can choose from the following qualification routes Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is for practitioners who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process from within a centre by sample planning, monitoring and advising on the practice of assessors. This involves the study of 2 units. Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is for practitioners who lead the internal quality assurance process within a centre and have responsibility for managing the quality of the assessment process, practice and the performance of assessors. This involves the study of 3 units.
You need have occupational competence in the area you are quality assuring. This is usually demonstrated through holding a qualification at level 3 or above in the area of work you wish to quality assure. You will need to be a qualified assessor with substantial experience of assessing. You will need access to at least two assessors to quality assure as well as work alongside a qualified Internal Quality Assurer to countersign your decisions. If you are new to quality assuring or hope to become an quality assurer but are not yet able to carry out real assessments you are able to complete the underpinning knowledge and understanding unit, Level 3 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment on its own and will not need access to candidates to assess. This course will run in January 2017 and April 2017 depending on interest.
Assessment will be through a variety of methods including assignments, professional discussion, observation, witness testimony and gathering of evidence to develop a portfolio of practice.
As much of the work is done in colleges, you could develop your career by completing further education teaching or coaching qualifications such as: City & Guilds Level 4 in Internal Verification City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training City & Guilds Level 3 English for Literacy and Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching Level 3 ILM Award in Mentoring Level 3 ILM Award in Coaching.
On successful completion of this qualification you could possibly progress onto the following careers National Careers Service - QCF (NVQ) Assessor job profile.
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