Independent End-Point Verifier

The primary role of the Independent End-Point Verifier is to verify judgements made by the Independent End-Point Assessors at the end-point assessment meet the industry standards.

These activities are under the direction of the Senior Independent End-Point Verifier and SQA’s Contract Operations Team.

Outline of duties

  • Carry out end-point assessment verification. 
  • Participate in annual verification training and events.
  • Verify decisions of Independent End-Point Assessors, ensuring the same standards are being met across all Assessors.
  • Complete and submit accurate and timely verification reports.
  • Work within agreed policies as directed by SQA.
  • Escalate verification decisions when required and in line with SQAs policies and procedures.
  • Submit CPD records and a current Personal Development Plan (PDP) within the agreed timescales.

Selection Criteria

Essential characteristics

Successful candidates must:

  • Be either a Legally Qualified Person or Authorised Person (ie they have met the requirements of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers or the Chartered Institute for Legal Executives or the Solicitors Regulation Authority, as laid out under the Legal Services Act 2007).
  • Have appropriate academic, vocational or professional qualifications or expertise in the same or closely related subject area for which they seek an appointment.
  • Be able to communicate confidently, effectively, professionally and in line with SQA’s corporate values both orally (at briefings and meetings) and in writing (reports).
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent organisational and administrative skills with and provide an attention to detail.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of all documentation, duties, tasks and procedures associated with the subject area for which they have responsibility.
  • Have a home computer or laptop with broadband internet connection and a private e-mail address.

Verifier Qualifications

Successful candidates should hold or be willing to begin working towards a verifier qualification.

Verifier qualifications might include:

  • L&D11
  • V1 plus CPD (in line with the current L&D11 Standard)
  • D34 plus CPD (in line with the current L&D11 Standard)
  • QCF Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice***
  • QCF Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice***

*** Achievement of all Units that make up the Group Award(s) is also acceptable if certification of the Group Award(s) itself has not been sought.