Internal Quality Assurer (Internal Verifier) Qualifications

New Internal Quality Assurer (formerly Internal Verifier) qualifications became available in January 2011. This means that more people have access to internal quality assurance qualifications than previously available under the old V1 qualification.


There are now 3 separate IQA (Internal Quality Assurer) units and you can chose to do any combination of the 3 units. The three units are:


Unit 4: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment - A knowledge-only unit for those who want to know about internal quality assurance.


Unit 5: Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment - For those who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process from within an organisation, by sample planning, monitoring and advising on the practice of assessors.


Unit 6: Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Own Area of Responsibility - For those who lead the internal quality assurance process and have a responsibility for managing the quality of the assessment process and practice and the performance of assessors. They may also develop systems and lead on visits from outside agencies such as awarding organisations.

Qualification   Units included
Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice   Unit 4
Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice   Unit 4 & 5
Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice   Unit 4, 5 & 6

Not sure how these relate to you?


Call us and an IQA trainer will talk with you to discuss your requirements and recommend which qualification would be most suitable.

PM Training and Assessing Ltd's Approach to Internal Quality Assurer Training

From our experience it is essential that IQAs have some training on what is expected in terms of internal quality assurance before trying to achieve one of the qualifications. Therefore we do a 1 day training course which covers all of the information and skills IQAs need to start on their qualification.


Each IQA-candidate is then assessed on an individual basis. For candidates undertaking units 5 and/or 6 they must have the opportunity within their workplace monitor the work of at least 2 assessors in their workplace. The IQA candidate must also put together a portfolio of evidence. What needs to go in the portfolio will be covered on the 1 day course.


For details about attending one of our courses get in touch via our contact page.

Upcoming Course Dates


We are currently running an online IQA course, for more details please get in touch.