Care and Child Care

Every Senior External Verifier (SEV)/External Verifier (EV) with a vocational appointment and who is a member of the “Care” and/or the “Child Care” verification groups will be required to submit the following

Review the information and guidelines below prior to completing your submission.

Submission Requirements

Senior External Verifiers (SEVs)/External Verifiers (EVs) in this group must ensure their submission outlines how they have met the following criteria:

National Standards

Working to national standards a SEV/EV taking into account the following standards:

  • Externally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Workplace Assessment (FD44 04)
  • Conduct External Verification of the Assessment Process (H7VG 36)

Standard Practice – Personal Development Plan (PDP)

Each External Verifier must have:

  • One entry advising how you want to keep your occupational expertise/subject knowledge up-to-date.
  • One entry advising how you plan to standardise with your senior external verifier/external verifier hat on.
  • Ensure that your PDP covers all of the verification groups that you have been appointed to

External verifiers — First year of appointment

  • One entry advising that you understand and are working to national standards for your external verifier qualification. This applies to those with a Customised Award (CA), Higher National (HN) and Vocational Qualification (VQ) remit.

Standard Practice – Continuing Professional Development Record (CPDR)

Each External Verifier must have:

  • One entry advising how you kept your occupational expertise/subject knowledge up-to-date.
  • One entry advising how you standardised with your senior external verifier/external verifier hat on.
  • Ensure that your CPDR covers all of the verification groups that you have been appointed to.

External verifiers — First year of appointment

  • One entry advising that you understand and are working to national standards for your external verifier qualification. This applies to those with a Customised Award (CA), Higher National (HN) and Vocational Qualification (QV) remit.

It would be good practice to add the aforementioned entries to your standard PDP and CPDR submission.

Additional CPD for Care (82) and Child Care (84) External Verifiers

SQA will advise on any new or revised legislation or guidance that should form part of your PDP and CPDR in any academic session.

PDP Requirements

  • One or more entries advising how you kept up-to-date with legislation in the Care sector.
  • One or more entries advising how you kept up-to-date with legislation in the Child Care sector.
  • If you are a member of both verification groups, you will require one or more legislation entries for each verification group.
  • Ensure that your PDP covers all of the verification groups that you have been appointed to.

CPDR Requirements

Your CPDR must have:

  • One or more entries advising how you kept up-to-date with legislation in the Care sector.
  • One or more entries advising how you kept up-to-date with legislation in the Child Care sector.
  • If you are a member of both verification groups, you will require one or more legislation entries for each verification group.
  • Ensure that your CPDR covers all of the verification groups that you have been appointed to.

Documentation

Please familiarise yourself with the guidance documentation and exemplars prior to completing your submission

Training Session

Standardisation Meetings

Senior External Verifiers (SEV) will deliver a training session at your standardisation meeting in relation to your Personal Development Plan (PDP) and Continuing Professional Development Record (CPDR).

The following documentation relates to the training session: