Standards Verifier - NVQ - (FPOS)

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Closing date:31 July 2019 at midnight 

Purpose of this role:

Undertake sampling of assessment and internal verification decisions and records for the BTEC Level 4 Certification for First Person on Scene qualification 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 the FPOS qualification towards the achievement of national occupational standards.

Key Accountabilities:

For the FPOS qualification for which occupational competency is demonstrated, the Standards Verifier (SV) will:

  • Visit allocated centres in accordance with the WBL Quality Assurance Handbooks
  • Undertake sampling of learner work 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 Pearson 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 Pearson 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 VQ Assessment in relation to this role.


Applicants must have one of the following:


  • Applicants must either have a current FPOS qualification at level 4 or above
  • Current registration as a Doctor with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Current registration as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Current registration as a Paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


  • significant experience of assessing learners work against set standards
  •  hold D32/D33 or A1/V1  qualifications
  • the Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.

A good working knowledge of the relevant specifications, and evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in the field of assessment and delivery of vocational qualifications are also required.  

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 develop and monitor clear action plans
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to understand the implications of decisions taken on Pearson’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 Pearson required software Have a suitable internet connection
  • Have a personal and secure email account
  • Have a postal address in the United Kingdom or the 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 word