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Learning and Development

Qualifications Assessed in the Workplace

Learning and Development image.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.

Assessment Strategy

Training Cycle

FAQs for Assessors and Verifiers

Guidance on RPL for Qualified Assessors and Internal Verifiers

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 Assessor/Verifier qualifications

We have revised our guidance document: Choosing Appropriate Assessor and/or Verifier Qualifications  (182 KB)  [July 2014]

Assessor and Verifier Competence (September 2013)

SQA recognises QCF qualifications for Assessors and Verifiers where they cover both knowledge and competence: Assessor and Verifier Competence [September 2013]

Suitability of workplace standards/qualifications for achieving assessor and verifier Units

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:

Qualification content and delivery tools