Standards Verifier-Entry Level Functional Skills (Maths and English)


Pearson is looking to recruit Standard Verifiers for Entry Level Functional Skills (Maths and English) and Levels 1&2 (Maths and English) to undertake sampling of assessment and internal verification decisions for Entry Level Functional Skills (Maths and English) and Levels 1&2 (Maths and English)  in order to confirm that national standards have been achieved and upheld. Support centres during the sampling process. Support centres in delivering these programmes to meet national standards.

Please note that Standards Verifiers (SV) are recruited during the summer and SV training takes place between August and October. If you are applying, please note we start shortlisting in May. 


Covering a defined range of programmes within, the Standards Verifier (SV) will:

  • Be responsible for the standards verification of learners’ work from the centres allocated and for the completion of standards verifier reports within agreed timeframe
  • Undertake postal sampling for allocated centres as required to verify delivery and administration of the programme and to undertake sampling of assessment and internal verification decisions
  • Review allocated centres’ systems, processes and resources annually and report the findings to the centre and Pearson via the Standards Verifier Report Forms
  • Produce targeted actions for centres to assist with remedial action where national standards are not being upheld
  • Follow the protocols set out in the Centre Guide for Quality Assurance and other supporting documents
  • Provide support to general queries relating to ELFS qualifications
  • Attend training sessions as required to keep up to date with administrative processes and standards
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the work of VQ Assessment in relation to this role
  • Respect the confidentiality of centres and learners
  • Act at all times in a way which will not bring Pearson, its employees and representatives into disrepute.

Previous Work Experience


  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in the field of assessment and delivery of vocational qualifications
  • Experience working in a centre within the last four years
  • Experience with Functional Skills
  • A willingness to engage in online training and standardisation and to use technology-based approaches to communication and centre support.


  • Experience teaching Entry Level Functional Skills (Maths and English) and Levels 1&2 (Maths and English) 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (including SharePoint and Teams)


Skills and Knowledge


·         Ability to develop and monitor clear action plans

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

·         A customer-focused approach

·         The ability to meet deadlines

·         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


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


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 Republic of Ireland

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

·         Availability to sample 10 to 25 centres per academic year

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

About Pearson

We value the power of inclusive culture and embed diversity and inclusion in everything we do. Pearson promotes a company culture where differences are embraced as strengths, opportunities are equal and accessible, consideration and respect are the norm. Through our talent, we believe that diversity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant company. People are at the centre of our company. We are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace ecosystem where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. We provide content, assessment and digital services to learners, educational institutions, employers, governments and other partners globally. We are the UK's largest awarding body and offer qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in a range of General and Vocational courses.


Application Information

We have a number of opportunities available for teaching professionals to join our growing teams of examiners, moderators and verifiers.

Application Options

To take advantage of this opportunity complete our online application

If you have any further queries, or you need any additional support with your application, please contact the Associate Helpdesk team via the Pearson Support Portal.