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Highfield Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance Qualifications (RQF)

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Highfield Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance Qualifications (RQF)

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Introduction:

Highfield currently offers 3 internal quality assurance qualifications. These are designed for those working in, or intending to work in, the role of an internal quality assurer. It is also ideal for those who do not actually wish to work in this role, but do require a greater understanding of the processes and practices involved. These qualifications, that meet sector standards, have replaced the V1 Award for Internal Verifiers.

  1. Highfield Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
  2. Highfield Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
  3. Highfield Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)

Entry Requirement:

In order to complete this qualification, learners are required to: 

  • Be a minimum of 19 years of age.

It is recommended that learners hold one of the following qualifications prior to enrolling: 

  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • A1 Assess candidate performance using a range of methods
  • D32/D33 assess candidates performance/assess candidates using a different range of methods

Highfield Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)

Credit Value: 6

Guided Learning Hours: 45

Unit cover: 

  • Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment

The aim of this unit is to assess knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices that underpin the internal quality assurance of assessment.

Assessment method:

All learning outcomes must be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge and understanding.

Evidence for this course could take the form of:

  • Assessment
  • Question and Answer
  • Professional Discussion

Highfield Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) 

Credit Value: 12

Guided Learning Hours: 90

Units Cover

  • Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment
  • Internally assure the quality of assessment

Assessment methods:

All learning outcomes in this unit must be assessed using methods appropriate to the trainee IQA’s performance. 

These must include: 

  • Assignment
  • observation of performance
  • examining products of work
  • questioning.

Direct evidence of this kind may be supplemented, where necessary, by professional discussion, reflective accounts or witness testimony. 

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient evidence for all the assessment criteria. Holistic assessment is encouraged and one piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning outcome or assessment criterion. 

Evidence must come from performance in the work environment.

Highfield Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)

Credit Value: 17

Guided learning hours (GLH): 115

The qualification comprises of three units 

  • Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment’, 
  • Internally assure the quality of assessment
  • Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility.


In order to achieve this qualification learners must work with two assessors who both have two learners each. In other words, the trainee IQA (learner) must internally quality assure four pieces of learner evidence, across the two assessors. Learners must also lead IQA activities in their provider, working with at least one or more IQAs.

Assessment methods:

All learning outcomes in this unit must be assessed using methods appropriate to the trainee IQA’s performance. 

These must include: 

  • Assignment
  • observation of performance
  • examining products of work
  • questioning.

Direct evidence of this kind may be supplemented, where necessary, by professional discussion, reflective accounts or witness testimony.