Standards Verifiers NVQ and Apprenticeships - Pharmacy Services

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Standards Verifiers NVQ and Apprenticeships - Pharmacy Services

Reference: NVQ_Pharm

Closing date: 01 June 2020 at midnight

We are currently recruiting for Standards Verifiers for our Pharmacy sector.

Purpose of this role:

Undertake sampling of assessment and internal verification decisions and records for QCF competence-based qualifications within a Principal Subject Area (PSA) in order to affirm that national occupational standards have been achieved and upheld. Support, advise and guide centres based on the outcomes of the sampling process. Direct centres in the delivery of QCF competence-based qualifications towards the achievement of national occupational standards.

Key Accountabilities:

For QCF competence-based qualifications for the sector(s) for which occupational competency is demonstrated, the Standards Verifier NVQ will:

• Undertake sampling of learner work within defined parameters and rules to verify that assessment outcomes, assessment and internal verification processes meet national occupational standards

• Provide sector-specific support, advice and guidance to centres

• Produce reports for centres and Edexcel on the: sampling undertaken; outcomes reached and support provided

• To recommend limited certification, certification deferral or registration deferral where it is deemed that flawed assessment or internal verification decisions or processes mean that national occupational standards are not met

• Produce targeted actions for centres to assist with remedial action where national occupational standards are not being upheld

• Support centres to understand and implement identified actions

• Report back to Edexcel and centres following SV activity within agreed service-level agreements

• Provide source materials for the standardisation of centre assessors, internal verifiers and lead internal verifiers as requested

• Undertake any other duties appropriate to the work of BTEC Assessment in relation to this role.

Person Specification

Previous Work Experience:


• Significant experience in delivering and assessing NVQs

• Hold D32/D33 or A1 qualifications, and hold/be working towards the V1 or the Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

• Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in the field of assessment and delivery of vocational qualifications


• A willingness to engage in online training and standardisation and to use technology- based approaches for communication and centre support Significant experience in delivering and assessing NVQs

Skills & Knowledge:


• Excellent communication, written, verbal, IT and interpersonal skills

• A good working knowledge of the specifications that comprise the area of expertise for the role

• A customer-focused approach

• Time management and ability to meet deadlines

• Ability to develop and monitor clear action plans

• Ability to work effectively as part of a team

• Ability to understand the implications of decisions taken on Edexcel’s behalf and not to operate outside the sphere of responsibility defined within this job description


• Word processing and basic spreadsheet manipulation


Any associate undertaking this role must:

• Have personal IT equipment capable of running Edexcel required software

• Have a suitable internet connection

• Have a personal and secure email account

• Have a postal address in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland

• Declare any conflicts of interest that could impact on the role

• Have availability for a minimum of 8 allocations in any given year

• Abide by the terms of conditions as stated in the contract for work

Reference: 39057839

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