Lead iqa qualification


The Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF), often referred to as the Lead IQA Qualification, is the most highly regarded of all the IQA qualifications. Therefore, it equips you with all the skills necessary to:

  • Quality Assure qualifications;
  • Manage the Internal Quality Assurance processes for a training centre;
  • Manage other Internal Quality Assurers;
  • Develop and write Internal Quality Assurance policies and procedures;
  • Manage External Quality Assurance (EQA) visits.

Course Content

This Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice consists of 3 units. These are:

1 – Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment
2 – Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment
3 – Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Own Area of Responsibility

Upon completion of the lead IQA qualification, you will understand how to and be able to:
– Produce a work plan for own area of responsibility;
– Allocate and agree responsibilities with team members;
– Monitor the progress and quality of work in own area of responsibility and provide feedback;
– Review and amend plans of work for own area of responsibility and communicate changes;
– Plan the internal quality assurance of assessment;
– Maintain legal and good practice requirements when internally monitoring and maintaining the quality of assessment
– Manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment
– Internally evaluate, maintain and improve the quality of assessment

Course Information


The lead IQA qualification is delivered with a mix of online study and one or two practical training days. The online part of the course allows you to study at a time and place that is convenient for you and covers all of the theory. The practical training days take place in either our London, Coventry, Manchester or Boston offices. On these days you will be observing experienced assessors and learners and offering them guidance and support.

In addition to the online learning resources, you also have unlimited access to our experienced IQA’s either by telephone or email. Most importantly, they are there to help you through the course so please make use of them.

Duration and Getting Started

As always with Brooks and Kirk, we don’t have set start and end dates for this course. This means that you can get started on your course straight away and either take as long as you need on your course or complete it as quickly as you like. The qualification is described as taking 115 guided learning hours. Please use this as a guide and think how many hours a week you are able to commit to studying.

Remember with Brooks and Kirk you set the pace of your learning so whether it takes 12 weeks or 12 months is entirely up to you.

Course Costs

The cost of your Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice depends on a number of factors.

Firstly how you would like to pay, instalments or one lump sum. Secondly, which awarding body you would like to have issue your certificate. You can choose from City and Guilds; Pearson Edexcel; or SFJ Awards (previously Industry Qualifications). Use the tool below to find your price.

Entry Requirements

In the awarding body’s specification for all the Internal Quality Assurance qualifications it states that;

Centres should review the applicant’s prior qualifications and/or experience, considering whether this profile shows that they have the potential to achieve the qualification.

This is why we require an up to date copy of your CV. Your CV needs to demonstrate that you have sufficient knowledge and skills to allow you to achieve the criteria within the Lead IQA qualification. So, regardless of whichever IQA qualification you are interested in, sending over your CV would be the starting point.

Once you have done this, the Lead Internal Quality Assurer at Brooks and Kirk would ensure that you have the relevant experience and skills to proceed with your course.

We aim to respond to all eligibility checks within 3 working days.


Send your CV

Before you can enrol on the Lead IQA course we need to check your eligibility. Therefore, send your CV to us now using the form below

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Why Us

At Brooks and Kirk, we have been delivering Assessor and Quality Assurance qualifications for over 20 years.

With over 20 years of industry experience, we have developed a reputation as the premier trainer for Internal Quality Assurance (Internal Verifier) training. After all, our IQA courses are the most flexible and accessible out there.


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