Event verifier

An event 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 Qualifications Development directorates as appropriate.

Outline of duties

Selection criteria

Successful candidates must:

Key Performance Measures

Each year, on completion of the duties outlined in the event verifier contract specification, the following Key Performance Measures (KPMs) will be used to measure performance. Event verifiers will be informed of the performance outcome when KPMs have not been achieved.

  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 other subject specialists and SQA staff.
  5. Demonstrate behaviours outlined in the Terms and Conditions of Appointment which support SQA’s values.