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Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice: Level 4 TAQA (Distance Learning)

Course information

Course Summary

The NCFE Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice provides you with the knowledge and skills to lead a team of internal quality assurance staff who maintain the quality of assessment from within an organisation or assessment centre.

The qualification provides recognition of your knowledge and competence of leading the internal quality assurance of assessment processes and practices. You may already be employed as an internal quality assurer or in a supervisory role for a training provider, FE college or internal training department, or looking to progress to leading a team of quality assurers. You could be working in a variety of sectors.

Course Code:FC6725
Study Type:Part Time
Academic Level:Level 4
Award:Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice: Level 4 TAQA Award
Course Length

Learners should complete the course within 6 - 9 months.

Course Detail

Learners must be employed within an internal quality assurance role linked to qualification delivery that will enable them to evidence the requirements of the qualification. Learners should also possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification.

You will need to complete 3 mandatory units to achieve this qualification:

  • Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment
  • Internally assure the quality of assessment
  • To assess performance in assuring the quality of assessment from outside an organisation or assessment centre, usually on behalf of an awarding organisation
Course Fees

Fees for 2021/22 Entry

Annual Fees: £633

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: NO

Please note: Fees are for 2022/23 entry and are for home and EU students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal or other nationally agreed entry requirements although an initial assessment to cover the minimum core of literacy, numeracy and ICT will be part of the initial assessment. The learner must live in England and be over 19 years of age.

Your Next Steps

Having successfully achieved this qualification, the learner may wish to progress on to further training, such as courses in NCFE level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

Other Information


This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2022. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 04/11/25