Key Facts

Level 4
Subject Sector:
13.1 Teaching and Lecturing
Qualification No:
75 hours
Total qualification time:
120 hours
£55.00 per learner
Age Range:

Qualification purpose

Confirm occupational competence and/or ‘licence to practice’

Qualification Grading Type


Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The aim and purpose of the qualification is for those in an External Quality Assurance role to gain the necessary skills understanding to undertake and fulfil duties and responsibilities to quality assure the assessment of learning to the required industry standards.

    This qualification is available to study through our partnership with Curriculum and Quality Solutions (CQS). For more information and prices please visit the CQS website.


    Study this qualification with CQS

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the two mandatory units totalling 12 credits.



    Learners must complete the two mandatory units totalling 12 credits.

    Externally Assure the Quality of Assessment

    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
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    Understanding the Principles and Practices of Externally Assuring the Quality of Assessment

    Level 4
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is intended for those who maintain the quality of assessment from outside an organisation or assessment centre, usually on behalf of an awarding organisation. The purpose of this qualification is to confirm competence in an occupational role to the standards required.

    Progression & entry requirements

    The approved age range for these qualifications is: 19+. There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications.

    Funding information

    There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim

    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.