The Level 4 Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) qualification is regulated by Ofqual on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and accredited through our Awarding Organisation, Training Qualifications UK (TQUK). This qualification is undertaken online through our easy-to-use Online Qualification System.

Qualification Information
This qualification is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop the knowledge and understanding of the process of external quality assurance and the role of an External Quality Assurer (EQA) within an awarding organisation.

Duration of the qualification
You will have up to one year to complete the qualification, although most learners complete it with Educating UK within two months. Some learners may complete within a shorter time frame.

Content of the Qualification
The qualification covers one unit:

Unit 1: Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment

A range of topics are covered within the one unit including the function and principles of EQA, the roles and responsibilities of an EQA, legislation and regulations relevant to external quality assurance, planning EQA and sampling techniques, giving feedback, standardisation, dealing with disputes in EQA and assessment and reflective practice and CPD.

Qualification Assessment Activities
The qualification is assessed through the completion a number of written assignments. You are expected to evidence wider reading and include references in your work.

What you get with Educating UK
Throughout your time studying with us, you will receive access to our bespoke Online Qualification System and a designated Tutor. You will be given on-going support by your experienced and well qualified Tutor. You will also receive detailed feedback on each of your assessments within 72 hours of submitting your work.

Entry Requirements
You must:

– Have reading, writing and communication skills adequate to meet the requirements of the qualification and be able to complete the written assessments to a good standard.



Our qualification fee of £485.00 includes VAT and registration and certification costs with our awarding organisation. There are no hidden fees or extra costs to pay.