1. Plan - pre-delivery

The first stage of internal verification is the pre-delivery stage. This includes:

Pre-delivery tasks

Role of assessor Role of internal verifier
Understand roles and responsibilities of assessor and internal verifier.

Ensure assessor and internal verifier roles and responsibilities are clear.

Define approach to internal verification, including sampling.

Be familiar with Unit/Award standards and conditions. Collaborate with assessor(s) and other internal verifiers to ensure shared understanding of Unit/Award standards and conditions.
Propose assessment approach. Assessors can use SQA unit assessment support packs and materials, where provided, or devise their own assessments.

Collaborate to ensure that assessment approach is valid, reliable, practicable, equitable and fair.

Internally verify centre-devised assessment before submitting to SQA for prior verification, where applicable.

Internally verify SQA-published assessments (where applicable) to ensure they are fit for use in the centre.

Prepare candidates for assessment. Confirm agreed assessment guidance for specific Units/Awards is implemented for candidates, including those requiring special assessment arrangements.

If you are offering SVQs, the internal verification system must show that broad agreement has been reached in terms of how assessment will proceed, taking account of centre-devised materials (if any have been developed). This pre-verification check should take into account any associated Assessment Strategy documents.

If you write your own assessments for Higher National or Advanced Units, you must internally verify them before use. We recommend you send them to us for prior verification, once internally verified.

Prior verification service

Pre-delivery documents

Form for recording assessor(s) and internal verifier(s) for every Unit.

Form for recording discussions and actions from meetings.

Form for recording the internal verification outcomes, assessor feedback and action points.

Stage 2 - support and sampling during delivery