Level 4 Certificate in Leading the IQA of Assessment Processes and Practices (RQF)


VAT will be calculated at checkout.

Designed for those responsible for leading the quality assurance of assessment within a training organisation.

To order offline, please use the order form.

If you are buying for others, we will contact you after purchasing to confirm student details and provide course access or joining instructions.

Regulated Qualification | Distance Learning (Self-Study)

This qualification is intended for those who lead a team of IQAs and maintain the 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. They will be able to plan and prepare activities to monitor the quality assurance team and allocate work as required.


You can complete this course in a few weeks or in up to 12 months. Typically, distance learning students complete this course within 6 months.


Learners will achieve 17 credits across 3 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 addition to our extensive online resources, learners will receive a resource pack by post (UK and EU only).


This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence that covers all assessment criteria for the units selected. Assessment methods include:

  • Unit 1 is assessed through a written essay.
  • Unit 2 is assessed by conducting quality assurance activities for at least two assessors, each with at least two learners. A qualified IQA must observe one of your activities, which your ATC Training tutor can do remotely. You must also create a sampling plan and provide evidence of how you ensure assessors are suitably qualified and competent.
  • Unit 3 is a combination of written work and practical activities. You will also participate in a professional discussion with your tutor or another qualified lead IQA.
  • Submit a CPD record and reflective journal.


Who should do this course?

This course will qualify the candidate to act as a Lead Internal Quality Assurer (IQA). These roles exist in further education colleges, independent training providers and apprenticeship providers.

It will also be a valuable qualification for those responsible for leading a team of IQAs or managing the quality of training and/or assessment within workplace training.


Learners must be aged 19+ years to enrol on this course and be able to carry out quality assurance activities on at least two assessors or trainers, each with at least two learners.

You must also be in a position to lead a team of IQAs or others who are responsible for the quality of assessments.


Upon successful completion, learners will receive an externally accredited certificate from Focus Awards, a nationally recognised and Ofqual-regulated awarding organisation.