Approved National Standards and QCF units and guidance
Full unit content, qualification pathways and assessment information for candidates, centres and assessors.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Candidates for IRRV qualifications may be considered for credit towards all or part of a qualification if they consider that they have gained previous qualifications or undergone suitable prior learning
Ten week rule RQF centres
To ensure that you are delivering training and accrediting qualifications in line with the regulations and assessment strategy, enabling learners to be successful in achieving their chosen qualifications, you need a reliable system of assessment and verification. For more detail please download the full document.
Credit Transfer policy RQF centres
IRRV will recognise certificates of unit credit issued by other awarding organisations where the units form part of accredited NVQ or QCF qualification.
EQAO centre visits policy
The appointed EQAO will visit the centre a minimum of twice yearly for the purpose of both audit of procedures & documentation, and of sampling of portfolios (see sampling guidance notes).
This guide is designed to advise on the best way to approach a simulated environment
Candidates with Particular Requirements
IRRV is committed to ensuring that there are no barriers to assessment which prevent candidates from effectively demonstrating their attainment; and to ensuring that arrangements for candidates with particular assessment requirements do not give, or appear to give, them an unfair advantage
Application for Centre Approval
Please find the initial application for cenrte approval. You should also refer to the centre set up guide and centre documentation checklist. For more guidance contact dolores.fergus (0207 691 8994).
Centre Set up Guide Chart
Setting up an IRRV approved assessment centre requires certain national regulatory and IRRV procedures to be followed. The process starts with an enquiry to IRRV firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance, thereafter an application form is submitted and an audit visit to your organisation will take place. See Application for centre approval.
Sampling Guide RQF centres
The award of an IRRV is based on a number of assessment decisions. External Verifying is about checking the consistency of assessments. It is not cost effective or feasible to check every single assessment, so you look at a sample of the centre's assessments. This will normally involve meeting candidates and is not solely based on inspection of assessment records.
IRRV Centre documentation checklist
Under the RQF, the IRRV have a responsibility to comply with Regulated Qualifications Framework. Effective centre management and control will meet these regulations. The centre documentation are suitable controls to meet the requirements. Please download the full checklist
IRRV Assessment Centres
Please see athe list of current centres offering vocational qualifications. They may be prepared to take on external candidates and/or develop a partnership. Alterntively you can set up a centre yourself. See centre set up process or email email@example.com
Customer Service Complaints procedure
We aim to respond to all queries courteously and accurately. To ensure we have achieved our quality standards we have established a Customer Service Standards chart and make every effort to comply with it in all our communications. Please download the Customer Service policy for more detail.
Equality and Diversity Policy
The Institute’s Equality and Diversity policy is intended to ensure that every candidate is enabled to receive a fair assessment regardless of their circumstances.
Assessment Centres are required to follow good practice, and to note the Malpractice procedure that applies to all centres.
All candidates may request review and appeal against a result if they feel they have been unfairly treated.
Assessment centre fees and charges