BTEC Security programmes move models
From September 2017, all internally assessed BTEC Security programmes will have moved from the BTEC quality assurance model to the new Work-Based Learning NVQ quality assurance model.
This change has been implemented to ensure that your centre is provided with as much support as possible in the form of a new Lead Standards Verifier, who will work with your sector-specific Standards Verifiers to ensure that policies are set for your centre and to act as a single point of contact for problems and questions. The Lead Standards Verifier will simplify the visits that sector-specific Standards Verifiers make, allowing them to focus on sampling assessments, providing judgements and giving simple and specific feedback and reduce any replication.
This will include all Security programmes (knowledge programmes, SIA programmes, NVQ/SVQ/Competence programmes). Where possible Pearson will appoint one Standards Verifier to report across all Pearson Security programmes running at your centre.
There will be a minimum of 2 Security standards verification visits per year. Additional visits may be necessary where volumes of learners registered and certificated is high.
For further details, please refer to the BTEC Security Centre Management Handbook and Pearson Centre Guide to Quality Assurance 2017 – 2018 for NVQs/SVQs and Competence-based qualifications. Both these documents will highlight the new WBL quality assurance model and the full requirements.