The IQA role is vital in learning and development to ensure validity of both the National Framework and management systems of approved centers. They are to ensure that the qualities of learning and reliable assessment decisions are fair and valid. Evidence has to be of the standard required and to ensure that a variety of assessment methods have been used. Provides support to all involved in the assessment process from beginning to end, ensuring candidates and employers understand the qualification. Monitoring the assessors by sampling to ensure that the criteria and assessment methods are reliable, fair and authentic.IQAs will also offer support to external bodies who carry out the audit process.