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  • Requirements for Tutors

    Tutors should hold, or be working towards, a teaching qualification. The following examples are acceptable, although Active IQ will consider other teaching qualifications on request:

    • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS).
    • Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS).
    • Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS).
    • Certificate of Education.
    • PGCE.
    • Award in Education and Training.
    • Certificate in Education and Training.

    Tutors must also hold a relevant qualification alongside relevant industry experience to demonstrate they have the appropriate knowledge, understanding and competence in the qualification they wish to teach.

    Please check the individual Qualification Guidance document for specific staff requirements for each qualification you are interested in offering. You will find the Qualification Guidance on the relevant qualification page by clicking here.

  • Requirements for Assessors

    Assessors should hold, or be working towards*, a recognised assessing qualification. The following examples are acceptable, although Active IQ will consider other assessor qualifications on request:

    • D32/33 qualification.
    • A1 qualification.
    • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment or equivalent.
    • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement or equivalent.
    • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment or equivalent.
    • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement or equivalent.

    If assessors wish to assess work-based competency qualifications, then they must hold, or be working towards*, one of the following qualifications:

    • D32/D33 qualification.
    • A1 qualification.
    • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment or equivalent.
    • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement or equivalent.

    Assessors must also hold a relevant qualification alongside relevant industry experience to demonstrate they have the appropriate knowledge, understanding and competence in the qualification(s) they wish to assess.

    Please check the individual Qualification Guidance document for specific staff requirements for each qualification you are interested in offering. You will find the Qualification Guidance on the relevant qualification page by clicking here.

    *Trainee assessors must be given a clear action plan for achieving the appropriate qualification(s) and their decisions should be countersigned by a suitably qualified individual until the qualification(s) are achieved.

  • Requirements for Internal Verifiers

    Internal verifiers should hold, or be working towards*, a recognised internal verifier qualification. The following examples are acceptable, although Active IQ will consider other internal verifier qualifications on request:

    • Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.
    • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.
    • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.
    • V1 (previously D34).

    If internal verifiers wish to assess work-based competency qualifications, then they must hold, or be working towards*, one of the following qualifications:

    • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.
    • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.
    • V1 (previously D34).

    Internal verifiers must also hold a relevant qualification alongside relevant industry experience to demonstrate they have the appropriate knowledge, understanding and competence in the qualification(s) they wish to internally verify.

    Please check the individual Qualification Guidance document for specific staff requirements for each qualification you are interested in offering. You will find the Qualification Guidance on the relevant qualification page by clicking here.

    * Trainee internal verifiers must be given a clear action plan for achieving the appropriate qualification(s) and their decisions should be countersigned by a suitably qualified individual until the qualification(s) are achieved.

  • Important Notes

    • It is not best practice for the internal verifier to provide the internal verification for aspects of course delivery that s/he has tutored
    • It is not permitted for the internal verifier to provide the internal quality assurance of his/her own assessment.