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L4 EQA online course available now

Updated: Jan 31, 2023

Highfield Level 4 Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)

This level 4 Understanding EQA course is delivered online with full tutor support, including sessions on Teams or Zoom.

Provides and understanding of EQA assessment principles and practice

Knowledge only - so no requirement to be in an EQA role

Supports those looking to develop their career within assessing and IQA leading on to EQA

Ideal for anyone wanting to know more about how assessing and EQA works and is CPD accredited

​Training delivered online by experienced senior IQAs and trainers

Small group or 1:1 sessions (maximum of 6). Minimum age 19.

Payment can be made in instalments over 3 months (to be agreed before signing up) with just a £50 deposit or pay in one instalment. Drop us an email for details to

10% discount available for groups of 6 or more enrolling at the same time


Understanding EQA course:

This qualification is intended for those who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of external quality assurance without any requirement to practice

The objective of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace, or to prepare learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or where more specific knowledge, skills and understanding is required.

Topics covered include:

  • the context and principles of external quality assurance

  • how to plan the external quality assurance of assessment

  • how to externally evaluate the quality of assessment and internal quality assurance

  • how to externally maintain and improve the quality of assessment

  • how to manage information relevant to external quality assurance

  • legal and good practice requirements relating to external quality assurance

We offer this course as a distance course or face to face depending on your needs. Our tutors are there to support you on the phone, online or email.

You will have the flexibility to learn at your own pace and take up to a year to complete. You could however, with some hard work, complete in as little as 6 weeks. On average most learners complete in around 3-4 months. Looks great on your CV for when you are looking to progress within assessment, IQA, EPA or EQA roles. Once enrolled you can even apply for a professional student discount card too.

  • Assessment method: Portfolio of evidence

  • Credit value: 6

  • Guided learning hours (GLH): 45

  • Learning aim reference: 60039681

  • Qualification number: 600/3968/1

  • Total qualification time (TQT): 60

Adapting our teaching to your learning style

We aim to be as supportive as possible to help you achieve your qualification. This means we can use a range of methods to support you in gathering evidence for meeting the requirements including

  • Short, written assignments

  • Professional discussion, where you plan responses, and these are then recorded on voice/video

  • Q&A voice recorded, simple and time efficient way of demonstrating knowledge and understanding

  • Online meeting dates to suit your needs

  • Friendly, professional support, teaching and guidance

Professional student discounts

All professional students can apply for the NUS Extra/Totum Card which gives you access to over 200 UK student discounts in places like Co-Op, Amazon and ASOS

Call 0121 294 5153 for more details or to book a place on this course or email

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