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Key Concepts and Principles of Internal Quality Assurance Presented by : Mohammed Arshad

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This presentation will cover:        

Why should IQA take place? The functions of IQA IQA cycle Key concepts of IQA IQA rationale Key principles of IQA Role & responsibilities of an IQA Regulations, Policies and Procedures

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Why should internal quality assurance (IQA) take place?

ï‚— What is IQA and why should it take place?

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Why should internal quality assurance take place? ď‚— IQA is the monitoring of the learner journey

throughout their time with the organisation

ď‚— It should take place to ensure the learners have

received a quality service and that assessment has been correct and fair

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The functions of IQA

To:  Uphold credibility (of the qualification or what is being assessed, of the organisation etc)  Ensure quality throughout the learner journey  Ensure accuracy and consistency of decisions  Manage risk  Identify issues and trends  Support and develop assessors

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IQA cycle Identify the product or service

Evaluation

Decision and feedback

Planning

Activity

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Key concepts of IQA • • • • • •  

accountability assessment strategies risk factors evaluation interim or summative sampling transparency VACSR having a rationale

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IQA rationale ď‚— A good IQA system will start with a rationale ď‚— This is the reason why IQA takes place and ensures the

activities used are safe, valid, fair and reliable

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Example rationale All assessment decisions will be carried out by qualified assessors in each subject area and sampled by qualified internal quality assurers. This will ensure the safety, fairness, validity and reliability of assessment methods and decisions. It will also uphold the credibility of the qualification and reputation of the organisation.

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Key principles of IQA • assessor competence • communication • continuing professional development (CPD) • equality and diversity • ethics • record keeping • SMART LEARN.ORG.UK LIMITED


IQA Roles and Responsibilities  advising, supporting and providing developmental  

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feedback to assessors documenting the quality assurance strategy, process and decisions ensuring assessors interpret, understand and consistently apply the correct standards and requirements identifying issues and trends interviewing learners, assessors and other relevant staff and witnesses LEARN.ORG.UK LIMITED


IQA Roles and Responsibilities  facilitating standardisation activities  monitoring and observing the full learner journey

from commencement to completion  planning and carrying out sampling of assessed work  taking part in continuing professional development (CPD)  liaise with external quality assurers

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Regulations, Polices and Procedures

You will need to follow your organisation’s policies and procedures, which should include: • access and fair assessment • appeals and complaints • confidentiality of information • copyright and data protection • equality and diversity • health, safety and welfare LEARN.ORG.UK LIMITED


Summary quiz 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Why should IQA take place? State two IQA functions State the five parts of the IQA cycle State two IQA key concepts and principles State three IQA roles and responsibilities

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This presentation has covered:        

Why should IQA take place? The functions of IQA IQA cycle Key concepts of IQA IQA rationale Key principles of IQA Role & responsibilities of an IQA Regulations, Policies and Procedures

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Further reading  Gravells A (2012) Achieving your TAQA Assessor and    

Internal Quality Assurer Award London Learning Matters Gravells and Simpson (2012) Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector London Learning Matters Ollin R & Tucker J (2012) The Vocational Assessor Handbook (including IQA) London Kogan Page Read H (2012) The Best Quality Assurer’s Guide Bideford Read On Publications Ltd Wilson (2012) Practical Teaching: A Guide to Assessment and Quality Assurance Hampshire Cengage Learning

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Websites  Assessment –

http://archive.excellencegateway.org.uk/page.aspx?o=10 8392

 Data Protection Act

-http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/29/contents

 Equality Act -

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/equalities/equality-act/

 Health & Safety At Work etc Act -

http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm LEARN.ORG.UK LIMITED

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