Product Description

Level 4 Nationally Recognised Qualification – 601/6153/X (Verify Here)

The learner will cover principles of external quality assurance, such as the function of external quality assurance and the role of an external quality assurer.

On successful completion, you will understand how to plan external quality assurance of assessment and externally evaluate the internal quality assurance of assessment. You will also have the opportunity to practically carry out EQA activities to demonstrate competence.

As with all RQF qualifications, this excellent course has been written and designed to meet national occupational standards. They are designed with the help of employers so you can be assured that you’re gaining skills that employers are looking for.

The RQF:

Recognises smaller steps of learning and enables learners to build up qualifications bit by bit

  • Helps learners achieve skills and qualifications that meet industry needs
  • Enables work-based training to be nationally recognised.

There are no set entry requirements for this qualification, but you must achieve a minimum of 12 credits from the two mandatory units.


Assessment Method

The Focus Awards Level 4 in Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) is internally assessed.

You are required to create portfolio of evidence that demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and the assessment criteria associated with each unit.

The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include:

Assessor observation – completed observational checklists on related action plans

  • Witness testimony
  • Learner product
  • Worksheets
  • Assignments / projects / reports
  • Record of oral and written questioning
  • Learner and peer reports
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Evidence may be drawn from actual or simulated situations where appropriate and where permitted by the relevant Sector Skills Council or Sector Skills Body. Specific assessment requirements can be found for each unit in Appendix B.

Details and a full qualification specification can be viewed here.



Learners must achieve a total of 9 credits from 2 mandatory units.


  • Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
  • Assess occupational competence in the work environment

Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualification:

Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices

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£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month

Enrol for £35 deposit and remaining balance at the end of the month. Pay your deposit today get your course tomorrow!

Reduced fee of £899

£899 - all inclusive

Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £899 (approx)

£299 deposit followed by £299 for the next two months

The college accepts payment using the following methods:

Credit/Debit Card, Cheque, Postal Order and Invoice.

It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.

Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.

Key points for this course:

  • This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
  • Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
  • You have 12 months to complete your course
  • You may enrol at any time of the year
  • Access available within 24 hourse

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If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.

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