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1st4sport Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

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Course Description

By the end of the course, learners will understand how to confirm competency of internal quality assurance of assessment practice. Learners will understand the importance of quality assurance and how the theory of quality assurance can be applied through processes, and in practice through the role of the verifier. The course will involve attending virtual classroom sessions with an experienced tutor/assessor, and completion of assessment tasks to demonstrate understanding of the theory and practical application of quality assurance process and practice.

Who is the course for?

The 1st4sport Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Process and Practice will enable experienced assessors to become a verifier within their specialist subject area to support the internal quality assurance of vocational coaching qualifications.

This qualification is widely accepted across the sports industry but please check the requirements of the organisation you intend to verify for before booking.


All available course dates can be found below. Before booking a course, please check the learner pre-requisites for this course and our booking terms and conditions. Please note, all courses will close for bookings one week prior to the start date of the course.

If we do not have a course that matches your availability, please register your interest for free at the bottom of the page and we will contact you when new dates are confirmed.

Key Information

Format: Online virtual classroom
Duration: One Days
Minimum Age: 18
Cost: £495 per person

Payment plans are available

This course can also be delivered at a discounted price to organisations who have a minimum of four learners at a time and date to suit your learners.


"Tutor practiced what they preached...delivering the course through various techniques and approaches to enable different types of learners to become more informed and educated on the course content, whilst keeping everyone engaged throughout."

"Things were explained in a manner easy to understand and we had the ability to ask questions and share thoughts with other attendees. I felt valued and encouraged to share thoughts and comments. The course enthused me to learn more and put into practice what I had learnt."

Learners must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be appropriately identified
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)
  • Hold an assessing qualification
  • Have access to assess to internal quality assurance opportunities

If you have any support requirements to enable you to attend and successfully complete the course, please advise us when you book your place on the course. We will then contact you ahead of the course start date to discuss how we can best support you.

Learners must have access to a laptop or tablet. A smartphone device is accepted but functionality can be limited. The device must have access to a microphone as the sessions will be interactive. Please also ensure you have good WIFI access.

After the virtual classroom sessions, learners are required to undertake the following assessment activities:

  • Complete a series of written tasks contained within a learner portfolio
  • Produce or review an Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) strategy and provide a rationale
  • Produce or review a sampling plan with a rationale
  • Plan and deliver IQA interventions

Learners must have access within their current role to internally quality assure assessments for qualifications, accredited programmes of study with assessments, or job-related assessments in the relevant environment in order to complete all elements of this qualification.

Due to the nature of the assessment, learners will need to be observed assessing in their own environment. Learners are encouraged to source their own qualified assessors. Sport Structures are able to provide an assessor for an additional fee.

Learners have three years from the start date of their course to be certificated. We recommend that learners aim to finish six months prior to their course end date to ensure plenty of time for their portfolio to be marked and any amendments to be made so that their certificate can be claimed.

In exceptional circumstances, an extension may be available. Please contact as soon as possible if you would like to discuss this further.

Successful learners may progress to further education and training qualifications, such as the 1st4sport Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Process and Practice.