Standards Verifiers - WBL - Sport and Coaching Level 1-3

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Closing date:12 May 2021 at midnight 

We are currently recruiting Standards Verifiers for our Work-Based Learning Sport and Coaching Levels 1–3 sectors, this includes Leisure Operations and Fitness/Exercise Instruction.

Purpose of this role:

Undertake sampling of assessment and internal verification decisions and records for 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 competence-based qualifications towards the achievement of national occupational standards.


Key Accountabilities:

For competence-based qualifications for the sector(s) for which occupational competency is demonstrated, the Standards Verifier (WBL) 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 Pearson on the: sampling undertaken, outcomes reached, and support provided 

  Support centres to understand and implement identified actions

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

• 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

• 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 WBL Assessment in relation to this role.


Person Specification

Previous Work Experience:


• Significant experience in delivering and assessing NVQs/competence-based qualifications

• Holds an appropriate assessor qualification, and hold/be working towards the Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice qualification or an older equivalent

• Is willing to work towards the Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice qualification or currently holds/is working towards this qualification or an older equivalent

•  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 

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