PDA in Internal Verification of Workplace Assessment (L&D11)

PDA in Internal Verification of Workplace Assessment (L&D11)

The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Internal Verification of Workplace Assessment at SCQF level 8 will develop knowledge and skills in monitoring assessment processes and decisions within an organisation and helping to maintain and improve the quality of workplace assessment. The internal quality assurance process being conducted by the verifier-candidate can be for SVQs, work based qualifications or in-company standards.

This qualification is available through training providers and colleges.

Why deliver this qualification

The PDA in Internal Verification of Workplace Assessment is required by Internal Verifiers of workplace assessment.

Who does this qualification suit

The PDA in Internal Verification of Workplace Assessment suits those who monitor assessment processes and decisions in an organisation and help to maintain and improve the quality of workplace assessment.

Access

The verifier-candidate needs to have a job role that includes monitoring assessment processes and decisions in an organisation and helping to maintain and improve the quality of workplace assessment.

Approval

Centres interested in offering this qualification should come forward for approval and contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide (510 KB). The specific delivery requirements are set out in the Group Award Specification (Arrangements Document).

How to assess

Knowledge requirements will be assessed by a professional discussion with the verifier-candidate’s assessor, answering questions (written or oral), verifier-candidate statement or a combination of these. Performance evidence of monitoring and maintaining the quality of assessment, will also be required.

The verifier-candidate’s performance must be observed. Simulation of verification practice is not allowed.

Where can you take this course?

Unit(s) and delivery tools

Group Award code: GA2F 48 (12 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 8

Structure

The PDA consists of one mandatory Unit:

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