Learning and Development qualifications that are assessed in the workplace include:
The qualifications mirror the latest National Occupational Standards (2.78 MB) developed by Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) and now overseen by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).
SVQs in Learning and Development are suitable for people working within training or learning development roles, with individuals or groups of learners. They enable candidates to develop planning, design, delivery, assessment and evaluation skills in learning and development contexts.
Workplace PDAs for Assessors and Verifiers at SCQF levels 8 and 9 are suitable for anyone assessing or verifying in the workplace.
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.
Guidance has been created to clarify the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) requirements for active workplace and non-workplace assessors and Internal Verifiers, who wish to gain the new workplace assessor and Internal Verifier Units, Units L&D 9D/9DI and L&D 11 respectively.
This guidance and associated documentation is available from the SQA secure site via centre's SQA Co-ordinators.
Updated SQA guidance on choosing appropriate assessor and/or verifier qualifications is available: SQA Awarding Body Guidance for Centres and Assessor/Internal Verifier and Candidates (199 KB): choosing appropriate assessor and/or verifier qualifications [October 2012]
SQA recognises QCF qualifications for Assessors and Verifiers where they cover both knowledge and competence: Assessor and Verifier Competence [May 2011]
A checklist has been developed to help centres determine the suitability of some workplace standards/qualifications for the purposes of achieving Units LD9D/ LD9DI / LD911: