Focus Awards Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices (RQF)
This qualification is intended for those who maintain quality of assessment from within an organisation or assessment centre. Learners undertaking this qualification will be able to understand the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment and internally assure the quality of assessment.
Qualification Structure / Rules of Combination
Learners must achieve 12 credits from 2 mandatory units.
-(Unit title/Unit reference/Level/Credit/GLH)
Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment T/601/5320 4 6 45
Internally assure the quality of assessment A/601/5321 4 6 45
Learner Entry Requirements
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.
Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however learners should be 16 to undertake this qualification.
This qualification has been accredited for use in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations
Please refer to the Focus Awards ‘Focus Awards Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration Policy.’
The Focus Awards Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices (RQF) is internally assessed. Each learner is required to create portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and the assessment criteria associated with each unit.
The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include:
➢ Assessor observation – completed observational checklists on related action plans
➢ Witness testimony
➢ Learner product
➢ Assignments / projects / reports
➢ Record of oral and written questioning
➢ Learner and peer reports
➢ Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Evidence may be drawn from actual or simulated situations where appropriate and where permitted by the relevant Sector Skills Council or Sector Skills Body. Specific assessment requirements laid down by SSC can be found for each unit in Appendix B.
Useful Websites and Supporting Materials
You will find useful websites and supporting materials here:
Tutor and Assessor Requirements
It is essential that candidates are assessed by competent individuals. It is important that assessors are able to recognize occupational competence as specified by the national standard. Assessors therefore need to have a thorough knowledge and understanding of assessment and quality assurance practices and an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the qualifications for which they are assessing candidates. Assessors must:
➢ Hold an appropriate qualification confirming their competence to assess
candidates undertaking competence-based units and qualifications.
➢ Hold or be working towards either Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocational
Related Achievement or A1 (previously D32, D33)