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External Verifier

An External Verifier is responsible for external verification and qualification approval activities under the conditions, timescales and arrangements set by SQA.

The prime role is to participate in verification of qualifications in the subject area(s) concerned to ensure that standards are maintained.

These activities will be under the direction of the Senior External Verifier and staff from SQA’s Internal Assessment Delivery and Quality Assurance and Qualification Development directorates as appropriate.

Outline of duties

Selection Criteria

Essential characteristics

Successful candidates must:

Desirable characteristics

Successful candidates should:

Key Performance Measures for External Verifiers

Each year, on completion of the duties outlined in the External Verifier contract specification, the External Verifier will be measured against the following key performance measures and informed of the outcome in relation to their performance in that year.

  1. Complete External Verifier training
  2. Complete scheduled centre allocation of visits within conditions and timescales for SQA
  3. Complete scheduled central events within conditions and timescales for SQA where as appropriate
  4. Complete External Verifier reports as per SQA quality standard and within agreed timescale
  5. Positive engagement with all members of the team, SQA centre’s personnel and with all members of SQA staff
  6. Submit CPD record within agreed timescales where appropriate