Inspection pilot brings test changes to Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Door Supervision
We're aiming to introduce changes to our BTEC tested qualifications, so in April 2014 we started a six-month trial of new procedures that will only affect BTEC Door Supervision.
We're going to use this six-month trial period to evaluate the impact of any changes.
During this trial period, for the BTEC Door Supervision qualification only, you will need to send us information about your planned test dates and test venues two weeks ahead of each test.
We're trialling these additional quality assurance measures to give added confidence in the way these tests are conducted.
Overview of the new process
From April 2014, we'll ask you to supply us with details of the tests being undertaken at least two weeks in advance of the test date. We'll provide you with a pro forma so you can send us this information by email.
We understand that you may not be able to confirm exact learner names in advance, so we only require you to submit the following information:
- your centre details
- test date, time and venue
- number of learners expected.
Monitoring of the test dates
It's important that you inform us of all test dates, as we will be monitoring notified test dates versus tests taken. We'll follow up directly where we believe a test has been taken without us having been notified using the above process. If a test is cancelled, please let us know as soon as the cancellation is known.
To make sure that tests are being conducted in line with Pearson requirements, we're also introducing random unannounced test visits. Read more details of our requirements.
On the day of a test, you may be contacted by one of our appointed test inspectors. The test inspector will bring suitable identification to allow you to verify their identity. We ask that the test inspector is accommodated and provided with the information they require during the visit. You'll receive feedback from us following the visit about the conduct of the test.
Where a test inspector is unable to gain access, or we have not been notified of a test cancellation, we'll follow this up directly with you. Please let any Test Managers, Site Managers and Invigilators know this process will be happening and that they may get a visit.
If you have any questions about these new processes, please contact us.