SQA qualifications for Assessors and Verifiers consist of individual SVQ Units and workplace Professional Development Awards (PDAs), available at SCQF levels 8 and 9. Centres can register candidates for either an SVQ Unit or the corresponding PDA. SQA is also accredited by Ofqual to offer a range of qualifications in Assessment and Quality Assurance comprising QCF Units.
SQA support materials are available from the SQA secure site via centre's SQA Co-ordinators. These include the Standards with assessment guidance and evidence requirements; CPD Toolkit and Templates; and a range of other support and guidance materials.
If you require further information on any aspect of the new awards or any approval issues, please contact SQA’s Business Development Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0303 333 0330.
The SVQ Units for assessors and verifiers mirror the National Occupational Standards (NOS). These standards have been developed by LLUK (Lifelong Learning UK) to meet the occupational requirements of workplace assessors and internal verifiers across the UK. The SVQ Units mirror these requirements.
These standards for assessors and internal verifiers are the benchmark qualifications for assessors and internal verifiers across all occupational areas and ensure consistency in the application of quality assurance in the workplace.
These qualifications are for all workplace assessors and internal verifiers of regulated qualifications such as SVQs in all occupational sectors.
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A Checklist has been developed to help centres determine the suitability of workplace standards/qualifications that are not subject to Awarding Body quality assurance for the purposes of achieving Units LD9D/LD9DI/LD11:
|Standard||Unit code||Unit||SCQF Level||SCQF Credit||Group Award code|
|L&D9D||FD40 04||Assess Workplace Competence Using Direct Methods (92 KB)||7||8||GA28 47|
|L&D9DI||FD41 04||Assess Workplace Competence Using Direct and Indirect Methods (99 KB)||8||10||GA2E 48|
|L&D11||FD43 04||Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Workplace Assessment (92 KB)||8||12||GA2F 48|
|L&D12||FD44 04||Externally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Workplace Assessment (90 KB)||9||12||GA2G 49|
The Units and Awards for Assessors and Verifiers comprising the A1, A2 and V1 Units lapsed on 31 December 2010 — candidates will have until 31 December 2014 to become certificated. The Awards have been revised in line with the new SVQ Units for Assessors and Verifiers. Details of revised and lapsing Assessor and Verifier Units can be accessed below.
The following PDAs are now lapsing: