Understand the Context and Principles of Internal Quality Assurance

The Internal Quality Assurance in Learning and Development system is primarily used to monitor the quality of instruction and assessment in. The system, if used correctly will ensure the credibility and respect of the courses been delivered at.   It will ensure quality and consistency throughout the entire organisation through the use of audits and verification of all staff delivering training and participating in assessing of candidates.   All assessment criteria for courses delivered in the establishment are set out by the relevant lead body The process ensures that these assessment strategies are met, they are accurate and consistent. IQA will also monitor assessors as a group to ensure consistency when some standards are open to interpretation. This ensures that all candidates are assessed equally by all assessors. IQA will also protect from the risk of losing approval to deliver certification of courses. By regular internal auditing of assessors the quality can be continually monitored for weakness or errors that may not be apparent till external audits are carried out by lead bodies. If weaknesses are found appropriate measures can be taken to correct before having a detrimental effect on the establishment.   As well as regular auditing of assessors which may highlight development needs. As a company also have in place continuing professional development plans. This ensures that staff have opportunities to refresh and further develop knowledge and skills to increase their ability to deliver and assess courses. This also keeps assessors up to date with any changes being introduced to courses.