Conduct the Internal Verification Process PDA
Course code 92X2
What is special about this course?
This award is relevant to teachers, lecturers and tutors who may have a role in quality-assuring the delivery of a range of qualifications that are assessed in a non-workplace context and in ensuring consistency of assessment decisions made within their delivering centre.
The PDA provides a benchmark standard for anyone in a school, college or training provision, who is internally verifying a range of qualifications, for example: the new National Qualifications (NQs) awards; Skills for Work (SfW) courses; National Progression awards (NPAs); Higher National (HN) units or awards; customised awards; First Aid; PC Passport; or assessed units in a classroom environment.
- You will gain this unit by providing evidence of your competence as a practising internal verifier. This evidence can be generated by verifying evidence that has been assessed in a non-workplace assessment context
- The PDA is not relevant for internally verifying qualifications such as Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) where assessment is carried out in the workplace of the person being assessed
- It is important that the assessment on which your verification activities are based has a real purpose for the learner (e.g. to gain recognition and/or a qualification) and is not contrived simply for the purpose of gathering your own evidence, as a verifier-candidate, to meet the requirements of the unit
- You should have a good understanding of internal quality assurance and how it relates to the assessment cycle
- You should be occupationally competent in the area you are verifying
- You are required to have at least two years' relevant work place experience and hold a relevant occupational background with supervisory/ management skills
Year 1 - PDA
This Unit is for verifier-candidates who are internally verifying the assessment processes and practice in a classroom or other off-job training environments, such as training centres and workshops.
Tasks will involve:
- Preparing to internally verify the assessment process
- Arranging and conducting internal verification of the assessment process
- Reviewing and standardising assessment practices and procedures
How will I study my course?
- Part-time (structured)
- The PDA is work-based with some self-study
How long will my course last?
- Part-time (structured): 18 months maximum
Where can I study my course?
- North, West and Hebrides
- Please contact the campus for start dates
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