So, you have probably come across this blog because you are thinking about whether becoming an IQA is the right choice for you. Previously we have run through a typical day in the life of an IQA so you can get an idea of what the role entails. If you are still sitting on the fence about this as a career path, you can also take a taster course (the Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice).
Becoming an Assessor will give you many job prospects, but if you are looking for more career progression, an IQA may be the perfect role for you. There are three main benefits of becoming an IQA which we will run through in more detail throughout this blog.
The average salary of an assessor is around £27,000, so for a more qualified person looking to become an IQA you are looking at a salary in the region of £23,000 – £35,000. Not only will you receive more money at the end of the month, but IQAs can become more valuable within the company.
By having this extra qualification you will be able to cover two different roles within the organisation; saving the business money in the long run. You may well be offered a pay rise following the completion of your IQA course.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
We always try to stress the importance of keeping your CPD up to date as an assessor, to expand upon your existing knowledge and skills. Even if you are not sure whether you want to become an IQA, by completing the theory-based IQA qualification you will become a better assessor.
The Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is a great course to add to your CPD record. An added benefit of this course is that it is completely online. Making it perfect for assessors who spend large proportions of their day visiting learners.
The Quality Assurance Perspective
Even if you are not looking to become a full-time Internal Quality Assurer; completing an IQA course will help you to become a highly qualified assessor. By gaining an insight into how assessments are quality assured, you can pass this knowledge onto your learners. It will also give you the skills to identify any weaker areas of your own assessment practice, and improve these accordingly.
We hope that this has given you a good insight into why an IQA qualification is beneficial to any assessor. Whether you are looking to progress up the career ladder or just become a better assessor, an IQA qualification is a great thing to have on your CV. If you would like any further information please feel free to contact us on 01205 805 155.