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Lead IQA Course

Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

The Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice, often referred to as the Lead IQA Qualification, is the most highly regarded of all the IQA qualifications. It qualifies you to be the Quality Manager / Quality Nominee / Centre Lead at your training provider.

If you are not already a qualified assessor, then you will need our Quality Manager course bundle.

Key Features

Access to Assessors

Available for your IQA training

Blended Learning Course

Online learning + one day in-person

No Hidden Fees

From registration to certification

100% Pass Rate

100% chance of success

Unlimited Tutor Support

Responsive and knowledgeable tutors

Course Duration

Up to 2 years to complete your course

Lead IQA Course Description

Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

Previously known as V1 Internal Verifier course
17 Credits
115 Guided Learning Hours
170 Hours Total Qualification Time
Online Study + 1 Face-to-Face Session
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What is the Lead IQA Course About?

The Lead IQA course provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to lead and manage the internal quality assurance of assessment processes and practices. This can lead to career advancement opportunities such as management positions or roles in internal quality assurance. The Lead IQA course focuses on the principles of quality assurance, including the legal and regulatory framework, and the methods and techniques used in internal quality assurance.

Learners will also develop the skills required to lead, manage and motivate a team of internal quality assurance professionals. 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, and manage external quality assurance (EQA) visits.

By successfully completing the IQA course, you will be equipped with a thorough understanding of assessment principles and techniques, enabling you to effectively evaluate and assure the quality of assessments within your organisation. The skills and knowledge gained in this course will empower you to contribute to the overall improvement and maintenance of assessment standards, ensuring a high level of quality and fairness in the assessment process.

How Does the Lead IQA Training Course Work?


Apply for our course by submitting your CV to see if you are eligible to enrol


Receive unlimited tutor support whilst you work through your IQA training course 


Upon completion of your IQA course you will gain a fully regulated IQA qualification

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What Will I Get From My IQA Training?

Our Lead IQA (Internal Quality Assurer) course offers a comprehensive and well-structured curriculum specifically tailored to enhance your knowledge of internal quality assurance principles, methods, and techniques. Throughout this course, participants will delve into various IQA strategies, learn how to adapt their approach to different assessment situations, and develop effective communication and observation skills. This IQA training ensures that you are well-prepared to handle the diverse challenges that may arise during the quality assurance process.

Enrolling in our IQA course grants you access to a team of experienced tutors who possess extensive industry knowledge. These trainers will serve as your mentors, guiding you through the course material and providing valuable insights based on their practical expertise. They will support you in developing a deep understanding of IQA practices, ensuring that you can confidently apply your skills in real-world scenarios.

Invest in You

Investing in internal quality assurance training is an investment in your professional growth and career advancement. The Lead IQA qualification is nationally recognised and respected within the industry, making it a valuable asset for individuals seeking employment as internal quality assurers or looking to progress in their current roles.

IQA Course Enrolment Options

Full Payment

SAVE £100
Most Popular Choice
Access to Assessors Included
Unlimited Tutor Support
No Hidden Extra Costs
Flexible Start Dates
£820 One-Off Payment 

 One-off upfront cost of £820.

Monthly Payment

Spread the Cost Over 12 Months
Easy Monthly Payments
Access to Assessors Included
Unlimited Tutor Support
No Hidden Extra Costs
Flexible Start Dates
£60 Per Month

Based on a £200 registration deposit. £60 per month spread across 12 months. Total cost of the course is 920.

Trusted. Respected. Highly Recommended.

Learners are at the heart of our business. Join a cohort of over 2500+ people who have achieved the qualification of their dreams. Take a look at some of the brilliant reviews we have from our learners who completed our IQA course. 

Detailed Breakdown of the Lead IQA Course

The entire IQA training course typically takes around 6-8 months to complete, assuming a study commitment of a few hours per week. Throughout this duration, learners engage with the VLE, attend a study day, collaborate with fellow trainees, and receive ongoing support from tutors. 

The course structure aims to provide a well-rounded learning experience that balances theoretical knowledge with practical application, preparing individuals to become competent and confident internal quality assurers.

Lead IQA Course Content

Unit 1 – Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment

Unit 1 of our Lead IQA course is designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge of internal quality assurance in the assessment process. This unit is delivered entirely online through our user-friendly Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). By accessing our VLE, you will have access to a wide range of learning resources tailored to this unit. Additionally, you will receive unlimited tutor support to ensure a seamless learning experience.

Unit 2- Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment

Moving on to Unit 2, trainee IQAs will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a practical setting. In this unit, you will be required to monitor the work of two assessors, each overseeing a minimum of two learners. To provide you with real-world experience, we will integrate you into our existing IQA systems, allowing you to assess our Assessor qualifications. This unit is primarily delivered in a face-to-face format, offering you the chance to interact with trainers and fellow participants. You can choose to attend the sessions at one of our conveniently located offices in London (Fulham), Manchester, Coventry, or Boston (Lincolnshire).

Unit 3 – Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Own Area of Responsibility

Unit 3 focuses on developing your skills in effectively planning, allocating, and monitoring work within your own area of responsibility. Throughout this unit, you will learn how to create comprehensive work plans for your designated area, assign and agree upon responsibilities with team members, and manage relevant information pertaining to the internal quality assurance of assessment. Additionally, you will gain expertise in internally evaluating, maintaining, and improving the overall quality of assessment processes.

CV Submission

IQA candidates should have experience working within assessment and be a qualified assessor. If assessing experience is limited or the candidate is not a qualified assessor, we will need to check that the prospective IQA candidate is able to meet the standards the awarding body sets. If you are not already a qualified assessor, you will need our Quality Manager course bundle.

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 this IQA qualification. 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.

Check if you’re eligible by submitting your CV below. We aim to respond to all eligibility checks within 1 working day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Lead IQA course, or any of the other courses we offer here at Brooks and Kirk, please feel free to give our friendly team a call or send us an email. We’re open from 9am – 6.30pm Monday – Friday to answer your calls, and emails will be responded to within a maximum of one working day. There’s no obligations to sign up to the course, we’re more than happy to provide you with advice and guidance.

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Why Choose Brooks and Kirk?

25 Years of being TAQA Training Specialists

Brooks and Kirk have been delivering training for over 25 years. Now, we are the specialists in everything related to TAQA. From the days of the D32 assessor course, to the A1 assessor course, and in 2022 the CAVA assessor course, not to mention everything else in the TAQA suite of qualifications. In that time, we have been rated 5* stars across Google, Facebook and Trustpilot and have worked with thousands of individuals to achieve their desired qualification. We have also had the privilege to work with many organisations throughout the UK, including a huge variety of NHS Trusts, Universities, the Met Police, IBM, Food Standards Agency, and hundreds more.

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