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Pearson Standards Verifier - EDSQ Entry and Level 1 in London, United Kingdom

Standards Verifier - EDSQ Entry and Level 1

Reference: FS/SV/EDSQ

Closing date: 27 October 2021 at midnight

Pearson is looking to recruit Standard Verifiers for Essential Digital Skills.

To undertake sampling of assessment and internal verification decisions for Essential Digital Skills 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.

Essential Digital Skills Qualifications (EDSQs) will be automatically funded for 16-19 year-olds, and 19+ year-olds (employed or unemployed) who don’t have the basic digital skills they need for life and work. EDSQ can also be delivered alongside other entry level qualifications such as ESOL, and Functional Skills English and Maths.

The Essential Digital Skills framework defines the digital skills adults need to safely benefit from, participate in and contribute to the digital world. These qualifications are suitable for all ages and support the development of key digital skills such as using devices, creating and editing digital media, using technology to communicate, buying and transacting online, and how to stay safe and secure when using technology.


Standards Verifiers (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 timeframes

  • Undertake sampling of electronic evidence 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 Quality Assurance Handbook and guidance documents

  • Provide support to centres with general queries relating to EDSQ

  • 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.

Experience Needed

  • Significant current/recent experience in delivering and assessing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or equivalent IT-based qualifications

  • Qualified Teacher

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.