IQA & EQA & Course Development IQA - Quality assurance can be defined as a system to monitor and evaluate a product and/or a service. It should identify and recommend measures to make improvements to standards and performance, or at least maintain the status quo if everything is working well.Internal quality assurance (IQA) relates to the monitoring of all the teaching, learning and assessment activities which learners will undertake. The activities should form part of an organisation’s overall quality assurance system. Quality assurance is different to quality control which seeks to find problems. Quality assurance seeks to avoid problems, stabilise, and improve products and services (Ann Gravells)What does the IQA do?The IQA is normally employed by a training provider to ensure the consistency and validation of their qualifications,providing proof that the centre has complied with all the relevant requirements, ensuring documentation is completed, andthe entire learner journey is monitored throughout their time with the learning provider - This enables the Awarding Bodyto have confidence in the centres ability to provide and comply with all its polices and procedures therefore, ensuring anytraining and or professional development is Valid, Authentic, Current, Sufficient and Reliable (VASCR) giving learners a certain amount of confidence in the training providers ability to deliver professional qualifications.EQA - is an External Quality Assurance and these individuals are normally employed on a part time or full time basis by Awarding Bodies, External quality assurance is in place to ensure that:•The national standards of qualifications are maintained.•Learner achievement and performance is assessed in accordance with published •Qualification specifications and regulatory requirements of an AO.•Learners are aware of what is expected of them to meet the assessment requirements of their qualification.•Appropriate resources, including staff, are in place within an approved centre to support a qualification and the learners undertaking it.•Centres are committed to maintaining and improving their quality assurance activities.•Centre staff including; assessors, tutors and IQAs are offering a qualification that meets the awarding organisations assessment practice and procedures.
Developing courses that are relevant to the current and future of a company takes time and dedication and involves the course writer and those experts within the company that have current expertise to ensure it is set out in a methodical method so as to enhance the learner journey and of course to reduce the financial burden on the provider. When designing a course all available information needs to be analysed and sifted through to match up all legal requirements and indeed any current National Occupational Standards that maybe relevant to the qualification or training course. This due diligenceis an important part of qualification/course writing as it must be able to stand up to scrutiny not just from the candidates point of view,but also from a Courts, in the unfortunate event of a legal action relating to the training provided during the course of their employment.We are currently developing a series of intelligence courses and life styles courses and these are outlined below:Intelligence Gathering Courses Diploma in Specialist Technical Operations Level 5 These will be available from January 2019 when the Diploma will be rolled out to the Security Services Industry and includes 3 versions Government, Commercial Civilian and International, relating to the depth of Knowledge and Learning outcomes It will allow civilians wishing to join government teams to demonstrate a specific amount of knowledge, which will reduce conversion and training time, as well as allowing government operators to prove the knowledge to prospective employers after their service
•Cooking & Freezing •Food & Personal Hygiene•Home Finances & Pensions•Healthcare & First Aid •Dispelling Myths •CV’s & Letter/E-Mail writing •Plus much more to make your life more productive
Living in the Modern World Life Styles Diploma Level 4 This course is designed to enhance and teach essential skills that are notcurrently taught in schools or colleges and is to provide those with noacademic background with a series of qualifications and experience in all ofthose areas of living in a modern world that are neglected by the Educationsystem, but are essential to having a productive life, that caters for thefuture as well as the present and short term. Having the Diploma will boostconfidence and job prospects as well as save you money.