External Quality Assurers are appointed to a Recognised Centre where there are no internal quality assurers with Approved Internal Quality Assurer Status (AIQAS) ; or as a requirement of the qualification; or where large numbers of learners have been registered.
External Quality Assurers will:
- Sample assessment and learner evidence of achievement.
- Ensure that rigorous processes are in place for the assessment, tracking and recording of individual learner achievements in accordance with Gateway Qualifications requirements.
- Be appointed for a sector or cluster of courses and will scrutinise the evidence for all units offered by the centre in that sector or cluster.
- Sign off the Recommendation for the Award of Credit (RAC) where no Internal Quality Assurers have been appointed to do so via AIQAS.
External Quality Assurer reports are made available to the centre and form an important source of evidence for the centre quality improvement plan.
For further information regarding External Quality Assurance please contact us.
Approved Internal Quality Assurer Status (AIQAS)
Achieving AIQAS allows an Internal Quality Assurer within a recognised centre to sign off the Recommendation for Award of Credit (RAC) form issued by Gateway Qualifications in house, without the need for external quality assurance.