Question Paper Validator (QPV)

A Question Paper Validator (QPV) is responsible for carrying out a final check to ensure the course assessment is of the correct standard and fit for purpose. This work must be undertaken independently within the conditions, timescales and arrangements set by SQA.

These activities will be under the direction of the Principal Assessor, Item Bank Leader and staff from SQA’s Qualifications Development and Operational directorates as appropriate. There may be a requirement to undertake duties during weekends and holiday periods in your own time.

Outline of duties

Selection criteria

Successful candidates must:

Key Performance Measures for Question Paper Validator

Each year, on completion of the duties outlined in the QPV contract specification, the QPV will be measured against the following Key Performance Measures (KPMs) and informed of the outcome in relation to their performance. Key Performance Measures are as follows: