A sampling plan follows on from the sampling strategy and is a document that can either be specific to a tutor/assessor, a qualification or a mix of both. The sampling plan sets out the qualification, the tutor/assessor, their risk rating and the learners/courses that they are covering. It also identifies which courses or components/units within a qualification will be sampled by the IQA and by what method.
A sampling strategy and sampling plan may determine that a learner, course or unit has not been sampled. If a piece of evidence is requested by the EQS team for review and due to the sampling strategy and plan, the IQA has not sampled the work and produced an IQA report, please send in the sampling strategy and plan to evidence this.