EQA Unit 1


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External Quality Assurance (EQA) Unit 1 (Level 4)

Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment

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Self-assessment grid 


Self-assessment grid (in Word) (50p)
(Ref SAE01L4)
4 page template listing all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the unit Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment. The document is in Word to enable you to type in your statements to meet the assessment criteria. See the 'Guidance for evidencing achievement' below, for examples of what to write to meet the criteria.


Guidance for achieving the unit  


Guidance for evidencing achievement - Completed example of a self-assessment grid (£4.50)
(Ref PGE01L4)
10 pages (approx 1850 words) giving example statements to meet the assessment criteria for the unit Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment. Please note this is a guide only and is not to be used for any formal assignment submission.


Assessment plan  


Assessment plan (in Word) (£1.50)
(Ref AT064)

6 page assessment plan for the unit Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment. The plan is in Word with suggested activities to help achieve the unit, it can be adapted to suit the assessment methods used and to set target dates.


Information leaflets  

The information leaflets cover all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for this unit. PowerPoints are available for teachers which contain the same information as the leaflets, along with detailed presenter notes – please scroll to the end of this section.


Information Leaflet - An introduction to the External Quality Assurance (EQA) Units (£1.50)
(Ref E9001)

5 pages covering: • The EQA Awards and Certificate • Award in Understanding the external quality assurance of assessment processes and practice • Award in the external quality assurance of assessment processes and practice • Certificate in leading the external quality assurance of assessment processes and practice • Achieving the units • External quality assurance cycle • Reading list • Website list


Information Leaflet - Key Concepts and Principles of External Quality Assurance (£1.50)
(Ref E9002)
6 pages covering:  • Why should EQA take place?  • The functions of EQA  • Working for an awarding organisation  •   EQA cycle  •   Key concepts of EQA  •   EQA rationale  •   Key principles of EQA  •   Role & responsibilities of an EQA  • Regulations, Policies and Procedures  • Reading list  • Website list


Information Leaflet - Planning EQA activities (£1.50)
(Ref E9003)
7 pages covering:  • Aspects to consider when planning   EQA strategy •Sample plans  • Managing risk  • Planning EQA activities  • Resources  • Technology  • Reading list  • Website list


Information Leaflet - EQA records (£1.50)
(Ref E9004)

3 pages covering:  • Record keeping • Examples of EQA records  • Reasons for keeping EQA records  •  Data Protection  •  Confidentiality   • Reading list  • Website list
(See the template section below for blank templates and completed examples)


Information Leaflet - Carrying out EQA activities, making decisions and giving feedback (£1.50)
(Ref E9005)
8 pages covering: • EQA activities  • Issues affecting visits  • Making a decision: • observing practice  • sampling assessed work • remote sampling  • Risks  • Malpractice  • Agreeing action and improvement points  • Feedback  • Different feedback methods  •  Giving feedback  • Reading list • Website list


Information Leaflet - Evaluating external quality assurance, and Continuing professional development

(£1.50)
(Ref E9006)

5 pages covering:  • Why evaluate EQA practice?  • Evaluating EQA practice   What is reflective practice?  • What is continuing professional development? (CPD)  • Planning and maintaining CPD  • Reading list  • Website list


Handouts  


Handout - External Quality Assurer roles and responsibilities  (50p)
(Ref E9007)

2 pages outlining the roles and responsibilities of an EQA, plus a list of approximately 20 EQA roles and responsibilities.


Handout - EQA Quality Assurance Cycle (£1.00)
(Ref E9009)

2 pages of information and a diagram explaining the cycle of quality assurance as it relates to the EQA process.


Handout - Equality and Diversity, and The Equality Act 2010 (£1.50)
(Ref I9010)
5 pages of information regarding equality and diversity, and the Equality Act 2010.


Handout - Equality and Diversity – Glossary of Terms (£1.50)
(Ref I9011)
5 page glossary of approximately 100 terms relating to equality and diversity.


Templates and completed examples  


Templates – A set of EQA Records (in Word) (£3.50)
(Ref AT020)

9 templates in Word (with instructions) which can be used by an EQA to maintain records of activities with individual centres. They can easily be amended to suit your own requirements. Includes: Centre record & contact log, Visit and sample  plan, IQA observation checklist, Observation checklist - Training delivery, Observation checklist – Assessment, Assessor interview checklist, IQA interview checklist, Learner interview checklist, Witness interview checklist. (Completed examples are available to purchase below Ref E9008.)


Completed example of a full set of EQA Records (£4.00)
(Ref E9008)

9 pages of completed examples of: Centre record & contact log, Visit and sample  plan, IQA observation checklist, Observation checklist - Training delivery, Observation checklist – Assessment, Assessor interview checklist, IQA interview checklist, Learner interview checklist, Witness interview checklist. (A set of blank forms in Word is available to purchase as a template above Ref AT020.)


Template – Personal Development Plan (in Word) (50p)
(Ref AT003)
1 page template which can be used to plan CPD activities. (Completed example is available to purchase below Ref A9060.)


Completed Example of a Personal Development Plan (80p)
(Ref A9060)
1 page completed example of a personal development plan. (A blank form in Word is available to purchase as a template above Ref AT003.)


Template – Continuing Professional Development Record (in Word) (50p)
(Ref AT004)
1 page template which can be used to document completed CPD activities. (Completed example is available to purchase below Ref A9061E.)


Completed Example of a Continuing Professional (CPD) Development Record (80p)
(Ref A9061E)
1 page completed example of a CPD record. (A blank form in Word is available to purchase as a template above Ref AT004.)


Template – Reflective Learning Journal (in Word) (50p)
(Ref AT005)
1 page template which can be used as a reflective learning journal. (Completed example is available to purchase below Ref I9015A.)


Completed Example of a Reflective Learning Journal (RLJ)(£1.50)
(Ref I9015A)
2 page completed example of a reflective learning journal. The journal reflects upon a taught session as opposed to EQA practice, but it will give an idea of how to complete it. (A blank form in Word is available to purchase as a template above Ref AT005.)


Checklists  


Checklist for external quality assurance monitoring with a centre (£1.50)

(Ref C9052)

2 page comprehensive checklist of over 40 points to help an EQA prepare for monitoring activities with centres. The checklist covers the before, during, and after process of a visit or remote sample, along with general information to support the EQA process.


Checklist for External Quality Assurance – factors to consider when sampling (£1.50)
(Ref C9053) 
3 page comprehensive checklist of over 40 factors to consider when carrying out a visit or a remote sample with a centre.


PowerPoints  

The PowerPoints cover all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for this unit. Information leaflets are available for learners which contain the same information as the PowerPoints – please scroll to the top of this page.


PowerPoint - An introduction to the External Quality Assurance (EQA) Units (£10.00)
(Ref E0001)
14 slides with presenter notes covering:
• The EQA Awards and Certificate • Award in Understanding the external quality assurance of assessment processes and practice • Award in the external quality assurance of assessment processes and practice • Certificate in leading the external quality assurance of assessment processes and practice • Achieving the units • External quality assurance cycle • Summary quiz • Reading list • Website list


PowerPoint - Key Concepts and Principles of External Quality Assurance (£10.00)
(Ref E0002)
22 slides with presenter notes covering: 
• Why should EQA take place?  • The functions of EQA  • Working for an awarding organisation  • EQA cycle • Key concepts of EQA  •  EQA rationale  • Key principles of EQA  • Role & responsibilities of an EQA • Regulations, Policies and Procedures  •   Summary quiz  • Reading list  • Website list


PowerPoint - Planning EQA activities (£10.00)
(Ref E0003)

25 slides with presenter notes covering: 
• Aspects to consider when planning • EQA strategy • Sample plans • Managing risk • Planning EQA activities • Resources • Technology • Summary quiz  • Reading list  • Website list


PowerPoint - EQA records (£10.00)
(Ref E0004)

14 slides with presenter notes covering: 
•    Record keeping •   Examples of EQA records   Reasons for keeping EQA records  • Data Protection  • Confidentiality   •   Summary quiz •  Reading list  • Website list


PowerPoint - Carrying out EQA activities, making decisions and giving feedback (£10.00)
(Ref E0005)
29 slides with presenter notes covering : 
• EQA activities  • Issues affecting visits  • Making a decision:  observing practice  • sampling assessed work • remote sampling  • Risks  • Malpractice  • Agreeing action and improvement points  •Feedback  • Different feedback methods  • Giving feedback  • Summary quiz  • Reading list  • Website list 


PowerPoint - Evaluating External Quality Assurance, and Continuing Professional Development (£10.00)
(Ref E0006) 

23 slides with presenter notes covering: 
• Why evaluate EQA practice?  • Evaluating EQA practice  • What is reflective practice?  • What is continuing professional development? (CPD)  • Planning and maintaining CPD  • Summary quiz  • Reading list  • Website list


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