Independent End-Point Assessor

An Independent End-point Assessor is responsible for end-point assessment activities under the conditions, timescales and arrangements set by SQA.

The role of our Independent End-Point Assessors is to assess apprentice competence against an industry specific standard.

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

Outline of duties

  • Participate in annual assessment training and standardisation events
  • Carry out end point assessment by visits and by electronic means as required
  • Complete and submit accurate and timely report as per SQA quality requirements
  • Work within agreed policies as directed by SQA
  • Assist Contract Delivery team with subject specific enquiries, as appropriate (eg from Training Organisations, Apprentice Candidates and SQA officers)
  • Submit CPD records and a current Personal Development Plan (PDP) within the agreed timescales
  • Additionally, Independent End-Point Assessors may be asked to take part in peer review processes for assessment materials in the subject area concerned. This activity will attract additional payments

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.
  • Provide the names of 2 referees who can verify their suitability to be an Independent End Point Assessor in the subject area.
  • 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

Assessor Qualifications

Successful candidates should hold or be willing to begin working towards an assessor qualification.

Assessor qualifications might include:

  • Assess Workplace Competence Using Direct Methods (L&D9D)
  • Assess Workplace Competence Using Direct and Indirect Methods (L&D9DI)
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • A1 or D32/D33 supplemented by current assessment activity in the workplace
  • Other relevant teaching/assessment qualifications