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Level 4 Award in External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

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Level 4 Award in External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
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Are you working as an EQA for an Awarding Body and wanting to formalise your qualifications?

Yes? Then the Level 4 AAward in External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice would be the course suitable for you.

At MKLC we have designed the Level 4 Award in External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice content to be accessible for all, the course lessons are self paced, so if you feel confident in certain areas you progress quickly through these to the areas you wish to focus more on. You can also complete the assignments in the order you prefer. You will receive feedback from your tutor within 48 hours of submission, but each piece is independent so you can submit pieces whilst waiting on feedback from another.

You have contact with your tutor by e-mail, as well as the main office 9am to 5pm which is staffed only by employees who are qualified teachers and assessors and have experience with the courses, including the Award in External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice, as well as the other options of the EQA to be able to give you the most effective response to queries.


Level 4 Award in External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual


The Award in External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is a level 4 qualification accredited by TQUK, an Ofqual accredited Awarding Body, ensuring the course meets a standard of quality. The course is one of the options available on the EQA, this unit is for those who are in a trainee EQA role working alongside an Awarding Body, if you are not yet working as an EQA with an Awarding Body, you may want to consider the Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.

Course Units:

There are two units, the first unit of the qualification is assessed through written assignments:

  • Unit 1

Outcome 1 Understand the context and principles of external quality assurance

This includes analysing the concepts and principles of external quality assurance, evaluating the role of the practitioners involved in the quality assurance process, and understanding the regulations and requirements within own area of practice.

Outcome 2 Understand how to plan the external quality assurance of assessment

This includes evaluating the importance of planning and preparing external quality assurance activities, understanding the external quality assurance plan and the preparations required for external quality assurance activities, and how to meet customer needs without compromising quality standards.

Outcome 3 Understand how to externally evaluate the quality of assessment and internal quality assurance

This includes explaining the procedures for externally monitoring and evaluating internal quality assurance arrangements and practices, interpreting requirements, and evaluating different techniques for externally sampling evidence of assessment.

Outcome 4 Understand how to externally maintain and improve the quality of assessment

This includes comparing the types of feedback, support and advice that internal assessment and quality assurance staff may need to maintain and improve the quality of assessment, evaluating standardisation requirements, explaining the importance of providing feedback, support and advice to internal verifiers, and explaining the procedures to follow in cases of disputes concerning quality assurance.

Outcome 5 Understand how to manage information relevant to external quality assurance

This includes evaluating the requirements for information management, data protection and confidentiality in relation to external quality assurance.

Outcome 6 Understand the legal and good practice requirements relating to external quality assurance

This includes evaluating legal issues, policies and procedures, including those for health, safety and welfare, critically comparing different ways in which technology can contribute to EQA, evaluating requirements for equality and diversity, and explaining the value of reflective practice and personal development in relation to EQA.

The method of assessment of the unit is through written assignments, there are reasonable adjustments available for those who need them, for example professional discussions. Although it is mandatory, this unit alone does not qualify you as a practising EQA. Those who choose to complete only this unit will be those who need to know about external verification but who are not yet going to carry out any external verification activity.

  • Unit 2

Unit 2 is the practical unit and involves the collection of evidence from carrying out external verification in a centre and therefore you must have the opportunity of acting in an EV capacity. It does not matter which awarding organisation as all will have similar processes.

All learning outcomes in this unit must be assessed using methods appropriate to the candidate EQA’s performance. These must include:
• observation of performance
• examining products of work
• questioning

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Who is this course for?

The Level 4 Award in External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is intended for those who maintain the quality of assessment from outside of an organisation or assessment centre. It provides learners with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to carry out the role of the external quality assurer/verifier.


  • You must be aged 19 or over.
  • Hold an IQA qualification
  • We do recognise prior achievement but certificates must be forwarded to us for approval before starting the programme. Our policy is that the course is open to everyone who is capable of reaching the required standards.
  • Working at Level 2 or above in functional skills (English, mathematics and ICT).

Career path

Possible career paths:

  • EQA- experienced workers- up to £38,427- depending on subject specialism and location
  • Lead EQA overseeing other EQAs
  • Students may also choose to complete a teaching qualification alongside their EQA course

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