At the beginning of each academic year all Lead Internal Verifiers need to log into OSCA to confirm they are responsible for a Principal Subject Area. Based on this information and you registrations, we'll usually allocate Standards Verifiers to Principal Subject Areas that require standards verification between December and February.
Once programmes have been allocated, we'll let the Quality Nominee know and the Standards Verifier will make contact with their allocated centres between late December and early March.
There are four reasons for us to allocate you with a Standards Verifier:
Each year we'll select a proportion of Lead Internal Verifiers, who have received accreditation through OSCA, for confirmation sampling. If you're selected, you'll need to complete standards verification to confirm that the assessment practices within your Principal Subject Area still meet national standards. You should expect to take part in confirmation sampling at least once during your accreditation period.
If your performance in the standardisation exercise suggests that you would benefit from additional support, we'll allocate a Standards Verifier for accreditation sampling. You'll need to complete standards verification to confirm that the assessment practices within your Principal Subject Area meet national standards. If the Standards Verifier confirms that the assessment practices within your Principal Subject Area meet national standards following accreditation sampling, certification will be released and you'll gain accreditation for your Principal Subject Area for a further 3 academic years.
Self-accreditation not attempted
Once the final standardisation window has closed, we'll allocate a Standards Verifier to all Lead Internal Verifiers who haven't attempted the exercise. You'll need to complete standards verification to confirm that the assessment practices within your Principal Subject Area meet national standards. If the Standards Verifier releases certification, you'll need to complete the standardisation exercise in the next available window in order to gain accreditation.
Direct to Standards Verifier
The Principal Subject Areas listed below either aren’t covered by Lead Internal Verifier accreditation or are no longer covered by Lead Internal Verification accreditation. We'll start allocating Standards Verifiers to all centres with registrations, which don't hold existing accreditation, from November.
If you have any queries about the allocation of your Standards Verifier, please contact your Account Specialist.