The Level 4 Award in External Quality of Assurance Processes and Practice (QCF) is regulated by Ofqual and accredited through the Awarding Organisation Training Qualifications UK (TQUK). This qualification is undertaken online.

Due to our vast experience and specialism, Educating UK are one of only a handful of training providers approved to offer the full accredited suite of EQA qualifications.

Qualification Information – £850
This qualification provides learners with the opportunity to the develop skills, knowledge and understanding, to enable them to perform the role of an external quality assurer (EQA) within an awarding organisation.

The qualification is made up of two units ‘Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment’ and ‘Externally assure the quality of assessment’.

Duration of the qualification
There is no set time frame for completion. Most learners complete the qualification within three to four months. Learners may complete the qualification within a few weeks.

Content of the Qualification
The qualification covers a range of topics including the role of an EQA, how to plan and undertake EQA activities and how to externally assure the quality of assessment.

Qualification Assessment Activities
Assessment activities include the completion of a number of assignments and undertaking two EQA activities on behalf of an awarding organisation. This includes being observed and using evidence gathered during EQA activities. Learners are expected to evidence wider reading and include references in their work.

Entry Requirements
Learners must be occupationally competent in their specialist area and have access to work with an awarding organisation in order to undertake the EQA activities. Educating UK are able to provide access to an approved awarding organisation for selected learners.