Assessment and verification Online Support for Centre Assessors (OSCA)

OSCA is the online system that facilitates standardisation for Lead Internal Verifiers and Centre Assessors in relation to BTEC internal assessment.

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Centre Assessor Standardisation

Centre Assessor Standardisation is a core aspect of our Quality Assurance model, supporting the accurate application of standards to all learners each year. The materials are aimed to be supportive, and to give you authentic examples of the standards required. It’s essential a LIV is registered for each sector area, and that the materials are used to standardise all centre assessors who will be assessing BTEC this year.

OSCA platform availability 2020/21

This year we'll continue to use the OSCA system to facilitate standardisation for sector teams. Here you'll be able to register a Lead Internal Verifier (LIV) and access the Centre Standardisation Materials. Registration for Lead Internal Verifiers remains open through the OSCA platform on Edexcel Online. Please ensure you have a registered LIV for the programmes you deliver.

LIV registration

The process for the registration and standardisation of LIVs remains the same as in previous years. LIVs should remember that for QCF qualifications, OSCA accreditation ceased to exist on 31 August 2019. By registering as LIV for a QCF programme you are confirming standardisation will take place within your centre.

Standardisation materials

All standardisation materials are now available to allow centres to complete standardisation activity. The deadline for completion of the standardisation activity is Friday 20 November 2020.

Watch our short video on how to register as a LIV

Download our Centre Guide to Quality Assurance 2020/21 (PDF | 490 KB)

Download our Step-by-Step Guide to OSCA for Functional Skills Reform (PDF | 604 KB)

UK Vocational Quality Assurance Handbook 

The UK Vocational Quality Assurance Handbook contains essential guidance on quality assurance, the roles and responsibilities of Lead Internal Verifiers, and the accreditation process.  

Read the UK Vocational Quality Assurance Handbook

Need help with OSCA?

If you have any queries about using OSCA, please contact us and a BTEC advisor will be happy to help you.

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