Visiting verifier

A visiting verifier is responsible for supporting the principal verifier in maintaining national standards for the qualifications within their remit by ensuring that all tasks associated with the quality assurance of internally assessed Units and components of Course assessments are carried out within the conditions, timescales and arrangements set by SQA.

The primary role is to support and quality assure the work of SQA centres, for qualifications in the subject area(s) concerned, to ensure that national standards are being consistently applied and maintained.

Activities will be under the direction of the principal verifier and staff from SQA’s Operations and Qualification Development directorates as appropriate.

Outline of duties

Selection criteria

Successful candidates must:

Key Performance Measures for visiting verifiers

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

  1. Complete training as required
  2. Carry out verification of SQA centres within conditions and timescales set by SQA
  3. Write and submit verification reports to meet the required standard, within conditions and timescales set by SQA
  4. Positive engagement with staff at SQA centres and SQA staff.
  5. Demonstrate behaviours’ outlined in the Terms and Conditions of Appointment which support SQA’s values.