Next generation BTEC assessment and new Lead Internal Verifier registrations

8 January 2013

It's time to think about registering your Lead Internal Verifiers for the new BTEC Firsts, to make sure the assessment process runs as smoothly as possible.

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As you may know, there are some changes to the assessment model for the new BTEC Firsts - which is slightly different from what you may be used to with the existing BTEC First (QCF) qualifications.

One thing that remains the same is that the Lead Internal Verifier is the point of sign-off for the assessment and internal verification of programmes in a subject area.

If you're running both next generation and existing BTEC programmes in your centre, you need to:

  • register a Lead IV
  • complete the standardisation processes

- for each individual programme.

You can appoint the same person to be Lead IV in a subject area for both the new next generation BTEC Firsts and the existing BTEC First programmes. That Lead IV will need to complete the registration and standardisation processes for the next generation programme and complete the separate, but similar, standardisation process for the existing BTEC First (QCF) programme.

If you have any queries about this process, please do contact us at and we'll be happy to help.

Standardisation process – next steps

By this point in the spring term 2013, you should have completed the following steps for all of your next generation BTEC programmes:

  • Lead IV registers on OSCA
  • Lead IV completes induction on OSCA
  • Lead IV undertakes the standardisation activities with the programme team, and confirms this is completed, on OSCA.

It's crucial that you have a registered Lead IV in place for these programmes as soon as possible.

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