The Vocational Quality Assurance Management (VQAM) team offer a comprehensive range of free development and networking events online. They are designed to meet the needs of different centre types and support everyone involved with quality assurance.

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Free online events 

On-Demand CPD 

We have converted some of our 'Live' events and developed a range of interactive packs to help customers access our support.

Each pack will include a YouTube video that will provide an overview along with supporting activities and answer sheets. 

To access the Annual Quality Declaration Walk Through please click on the drop down and complete the short form to get started. If you're unable to view the module content after filling in the registration form, your browser may be configured to block pop-up windows. Please refer to your browser's help pages for information on how to enable pop-ups.

Find answers to common questions in our support article:

Annual Quality Declaration FAQ

Free On-Demand training pack

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LIVE events online

The following live events will be held online via our 'Zoom' training platform. To reserve your place, please follow the session link to complete the registration form. An email will be sent to confirm your booking and will include a link for you to add the meeting to your calendar. 

For UK Centres only.

Duration: 1 hour

Aimed at: New Quality Nominees or those who wish to refresh their knowledge and understanding of the annual quality assurance cycle for BTEC Level 2 and Level 3 programmes. 

The session will: cover all aspects of the quality assurance model and key milestones throughout the academic calendar. Key topics covered include: 

  • Completion and submission of the Annual Quality Declaration 
  • Lead Internal Verifier registrations
  • Internal Assessment
  • Internal Verification
  • Standards Verification

This session is suitable for new Quality Nominees, those who may not have overseen BTEC qualifications before, or those returning to the role who would like a refresher of the responsibilities involved.

Day Date Start Time Zoom registration Link
Monday 21 November 15:00 - 16:00 Register here
Wednesday 14 December 14:00 - 15:00 Register here

For UK Centres only.

Duration: 1 hour

Aimed at: an excellent CPD opportunity for new and experienced Lead Internal Verifiers (LIVs).

The session will: take you through the key roles and responsibilities over the academic year with reference to the Annual Quality Assurance model. The event will cover:

  • Registration as a LIV
  • Team standardisation
  • The importance of assessment planning
  • Internal verification planning
  • Resubmissions and retakes
  • Standards verification
  • The quality assurance monitoring responsibilities as a Lead IV. 

 

Day Date Start Time Session Link
Thursday 17 November 10:30 - 11:30 Register here
Tuesday 6 December 12:00 - 13:00 Register here

For UK Centres only.

Duration: 1 hour

Aimed at: New Quality Nominees, those who may not have overseen BTEC qualifications before, or those returning to the role who would like a refresher of the responsibilities involved.

Join us for an introduction to the key responsibilities involved in the role of Quality Nominee. Throughout the session we will provide suggestions and tips that will help you to make a success of the role and ensure confidence in the quality assurance of your BTEC provision. This is recommended as the first event that you access so that you can have an overview of what is involved; we shall provide a clearer understanding of the other sessions available that will also enhance your role. 

Day Date Start Time Session Link
Wednesday 16 November 13:00 - 14:00 Register here
Monday 5 December 15:00 - 16:00 Register here

For UK Centres only.    

Duration: 1 hour

Aimed at: all Lead Internal Verifiers and/or Quality Nominees

This session will: provide practical support and advice on managing a smooth Standards Verification process. We will discuss the key milestones involved and associated administration, along with details of sample sizes for different suites and programme sizes. We will also be able to answer some of the FAQs from the last few years and identify where further support can be found.

Day Date Start Time Session Link
Thursday 1 December 15:00 - 16:00 Register here
Monday 12 December 13:00 - 14:00 Register here

We can offer more

We also offer centre-specific support, such as:

  • Quality assurance Q&A session with your team
  • CPD opportunities for your staff
    • Internal Assessment
    • Internal Verification
    • Standards Verification

You can submit a request by completing our Pearson contact form. Further instructions can be found below and we aim to respond within 24 hours.

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