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A Vetter is responsible for reviewing questions, items or tasks for the pre examination team and appropriate supporting marking instructions for external assessments within the conditions, timescales and arrangements set by SQA.

The prime role is to work with assessment materials produced by the Principal Assessor and other SQA appointees to check the consistent application of national standards and subject specific integrity of decision-making in relation to external assessment arrangements.

These activities will be under the direction of staff from SQA’s Qualifications and Operations business directorates as appropriate. 

Outline of duties

Selection Criteria

Essential characteristics

Successful candidates must:


Key Performance Measures for Vetters

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

1. Complete pre examination procedures as per events calendar
2. Quality Assure assessment items in accordance with SQA policy and instruction
3. Positive engagement with all members of the team and SQA staff
4. Satisfactorily fulfil the KPMs of the Marker role where required