What does Internal Quality Assurance mean for my Centre

Internal Quality Assurance in approved centres means a centre has:-

1. Highly qualified, experience and committed tutors and assessors, sufficient for the number of learners undertaking specific qualifications

2. Adequate resources to support the learners undertaking TQUK qualifications

3. Appropriate equality and diversity practices, procedure and policies in place to support learners and meet their individual needs

4. Assessment procedures which are inclusive and offer participation for learners

5. To ensure there are no conflicts of interest in the assessment arrangements (e.g. an internal verifier cannot verify their own assessments and assessors cannot assess any work they have delivered)

6. Qualified and experienced internal quality assurers

7. Effective standardisation activities in place

Internal quality assurance enables a centre to ensure the above activities are achieved. It is a process a centre undertakes on a regular basis, to sample and evaluate assessment practices and decisions. Internal quality assurance allows a centre to ensure consistency and fairness in all assessment decisions made

The IQA for an approved centre will be employed to lead on quality assurance activities, related to their specific qualification and subject specialism. The IQA will monitor and evaluate the performance of assessors/tutors/trainers who deliver qualifications. They should ensure the assessment and internal quality assurance activities are safe, valid, fair and reliable. When considering assessment methods and arrangements it is important that IQAs ensure the most appropriate assessment method is used for the qualification. They need to ensure the end product results in qualifications that are fit for purpose, in that it meets, as far as possible, the Ofqual requirements of: validity, reliability, comparability and manageability