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IQ – Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice (IQA/IV)


Who is the qualification for?

The Level 4 Award is designed for experienced work based learning professionals who have the responsibility for Internal Quality Assurance activities within their own organisation. Previous to the introduction of the TAQA standards Internal Quality Assurance was referred to as Internal Verification (IV); it is still referred to as IV by some awarding bodies.


Why should I choose Cognitia as my training provider?

  • Weekly webinars providing support for questions you may have.
  • Easy to use E-portfolio system from Quals Direct. Click HERE to watch our YouTube Video.
  • One to one video support calls / telephone calls.
  • Clear and concise assessment plans, showing you EXACTLY what you need to do to achieve your NVQ.
  • Experienced team of assessors and quality assurers – some of whom work as External Verifiers for Awarding Bodies


How do we assess your work?

We use an online e-portfolio system, delivered within our assessment plan. To watch how easy our system is to use please click HERE to watch our video. Observations of assurance practice will be recorded and observed. Knowledge outcomes are uploaded as assignments. Supporting assurance practice evidence will also be uploaded.

About this NVQ:

The qualification is based on KNOWLEDGE of quality assurance (UNDERSTANDING UNIT), as well as practical evidence to demonstrate the SKILLS & COMPETENCE (PRACTICAL UNIT) required to carry out quality assurance activities, which include sampling and observation of assessment practice.

For the PRACTICAL UNIT you will need access to TWO ASSESSORS, who in turn must have a minimum of TWO LEARNERS.

Full guidance, support and materials are provided to achieve the 2 required units:

1. Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment

2. Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment.


How much does it cost?

The cost of the qualification is ​£795 +VAT (Total £954).

Spread the cost of this course with our INTEREST FREE finance (subject to status), from as little as £64 a month!


What to do next?

Sign up online – due to the very nature of an NVQ being a work-based assessment, you just need to ensure that you are in a position in your current role to be able to collect the evidence required for your portfolio.


What have others learners that done this NVQ with Cognitia said?

Joanne Lagan: I have recently completed by IQA level 4 qualification with  Cognitia and found my assessor very approachable and helpful if I required assistance.  The e system used was very organised and user friendly which resulted the whole process to run smooth.   The feedback from my assessor was very positive but was constructive when it needed to be.  I have now signed up to carry out my EQA qualification with Cognitia and am confident I will get the excellent level of service as I had before.