Centre Operational Requirement

Centre must demonstrate that the following requirements are met before full approval and continued after approval:

 

  • Centres must have clear aims, policies and assessment practices, evidence that

responsibilities of personnel are clear and well understood by assessment team

 

1.2          Internal verification procedures and activities are clearly documented

 

  • Communication within the assessment team and with the awarding organisation must be

Effective and clearly documented

 

1.4          Equipment and accommodation must comply with health and safety acts

 

1.5          There must be sufficient qualified Assessors across all qualification offered

 

1.6          Assessors Internal Quality Assurers must have adequate development plans

 

1.7          Candidates must be made aware of their rights and responsibilities, including appeal

procedure and this must be included in their induction and induction pack

 

1.8          There must be evidence of adequate assessment planning with candidates

 

1.9          There should be evidence that queries are being resolved or recorded

 

1.10        There must be evidence to demonstrate that the range of assessment methods are

sufficient to encourage access

 

1.11        Awarding organisation must be notified as soon as possible of any changes to personnel of

the assessment and verification team

 

1.12        There must be policy and evidence that Unit certification is made aware and available to

candidates

 

1.13        There must be a plan and an evidence of adequate monitoring or review of procedures in the Centre

 

2.1 There must be an evidence of a plan, strategy to show that Assessors have sufficient time, resources   or authority to perform their role

 

2.2 There must be evidence that the decisions of unqualified assessors are being counter-signed by

qualified assessor

 

2.3 There must be evidence that Assessment decisions are consistent

 

2.4 There must be sufficient qualified internal quality assurance in line with the qualification on offer

and number of assessors involve in assessment

 

 

2.5 The decisions of unqualified internal quality assurer must be countersigned by qualified internal

Quality assurer

 

2.6 There must be sufficient Records to allow audit of assessment

 

2.7 Any agreed corrective measures or action point relating to any sanction level, must be

Implemented

 

3A.1 Assessment process must be such that will not disadvantage candidates

 

3A.2 Assessment decisions must not be unfair

 

3B.1 There must be qualified internal quality assurers

 

3B.2 Centre must ensure that Assessment meets national standards

 

3B.3 The centre must provide access to requested records, information, candidates and staff when

needed

 

3B.4 Quality assurers must ensure that assessed evidence is the authentic work of candidates

 

3B.5 Any Records of assessment must not show serious anomalies

 

3B.6 Certification claims must not be made before all the requirements of assessment are satisfied

 

3B.7 Previously agreed corrective measures relating to level 2 non-compliance must be implemented

at the appropriate time

 

4.1 Centre must ensure that no significant faults in the management and quality assurance of the

NSQ programme that may result in an on-going failure to meet the core requirements for the

conduct of assessment.

 

4.2 Previously agreed corrective measures relating to level 3 noncompliance must be implemented

at the appropriate time

 

5.1 Centre must take every corrective measure to eliminate or minimise significant faults in the

management and quality assurance of all NSQ programmes

 

5.2 Previously agreed corrective measures relating to level 4 non-compliance must be implemented

at the appropriate time

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