Internal quality assurance is a method to ensure quality of training and assessing, this is carried out by watching training or assessing sessions, viewing equipment, paperwork and Trainer qualifications.

The purpose of Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) is to help ensure learners are treated fairly and consistently and that Trainer Assessors are adhering to IQL guidelines for course and assessment delivery.

IQL are committed to ensuring standards are maintained in accordance to the guidance set for each qualification. Each Approved Training Centre/Provider should appoint one or more Internal Quality Assurance Assessors and manage the annual internal quality assurance of training courses and assessments.

From 1st October 2015 all individuals that internally quality assure first aid qualifications must hold a formal qualification.

IQL First Aid qualifications are regulated qualifications and follow the Skills for Health First Aid Assessment Principles. Those who don’t hold formal assessing or internal quality assurance qualifications can attend an IQL UK course approved by the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum.

The course has been created to give individuals the skills and knowledge to be able to Internally Quality Assure IQL First Aid qualifications.


To attend the Internal Quality Assurance day you will need to hold:

  • A current First Aid at Work qualification or Emergency First Aid at Work.
  • A current National Pool Lifeguard qualification
  • A RLSS UK Society Number. If you don't have a Society Number and you are a member you can get one by visiting tahdah .


  • RLSS UK Trainer Assessors £50 (£41.67 plus VAT)
  • Non-RLSS UK Trainer Assessors £75 (£62.50 plus VAT)
  • Multi Site Operators (MSOs) with more than 10 sites - please email [email protected]

Learners that complete the Internal Quality Assurance day will receive a certificate that is accepted by all First Aid Awarding Organisations.

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