Standardisation and Internal Verification 

(Previously External Moderation)

Standardisation and Internal Verification is the final stage of the Quality Assurance Process within the Youth Achievement Awards. Standardisation and Internal Verification ensures that all the previous stages of Assessment have been applied with diligence and rigour and the assessment criteria for the Awards have been met.

In theory no issues should arise during Standardisation and Internal Verification that will affect the awarding of Certificates. Following successful Internal Verification the Commemorative  Certificates are produced and sent to the Candidates approximately 10 working days after the Standardisation and Internal Verification Meeting along with a covering letter and the Candidate's updated Scottish Qualifications Certificate.

If however, the Assessment process has not been applied with diligence and rigour and the Awards submitted do not meet the standards expected then they will be deferred and 'referred back' to the Operating Agency for further work to be undertaken. The Main Contact will receive feedback and action points to be addressed to ensure that the quality assurance process is applied properly in all future submissions.

Submitting Portfolios for Standardisation and Internal Verification

When Awards are ready for Standardisation and Internal Verification the Operating Agency Main Contact (or a person authorised by them) must email a completed Candidate Registration Form to Youth Scotland for each Participating Unit submitting Awards to awards@youthscotland.org.uk

Please note that we cannot accept postal or faxed Candidate Registration Forms as these are required in electronic format. A representative of the Operating Agency must also book a place and attend a Standardisation and Internal Verification Meeting with the Awards. Candidate Registration Forms must be received by Youth Scotland on or before the stated deadlines which is an SQA requirement and is non-negotiable. The deadlines have no flexibility. Please see below for the 2015 schedule. Award Group Workers wishing to submit Awards should contact their Agency Assessor and advise them of progress, allowing sufficient time for the Agency Assessment Process to be carried out and paperwork returned before the deadlines.

Attending a Standardisation and Internal Verification Meeting

Attendance at Standardisation and Internal Verification Meetings is restricted to a maximum of 3 representatives per Operating Agency. Places must be booked in advance. Coordination of Bookings is the responsibility of the Operating Agency Main Contact and all Bookings must be authorised by them.

Booking must be completed before the stated deadlines. Attendees will receive confirmation of their Booking from Eventbrite and additional event information. If you have any difficulties when booking please contact the Awards team immediately. We are unable to allow admission to this event without places having been booked in advance.

Youth Achievement Awards Standardisation and Internal Youth Achievement Awards Standardisation and Internal Verification Meetings - Dates & Deadlines 2016:

Date

Times

Venue

Delegates

Closing Date

Cost

 

20th October 2016

 

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10am – 4pm

 

IET Teachers Building St. Enoch's Square, Glasgow

 

50 Delegates

12 Training Places

 

29th Sept        2016

 

Free

£25 Non-attendance Fee

 

15th December 2016

 

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10am – 4pm

 

APEX Waterloo Place

 

50 Delegates

12 Training Places

 

24th Nov

 2016

 

Free

£25 Non-attendance Fee

 

Youth Achievement Awards Standardisation and Internal Youth Achievement Awards Standardisation and Internal Verification Meetings - Dates & Deadlines 2017:

Date

Times

Venue

Delegates

Closing Date

Cost

 

23rd February 2017

 

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10am – 4pm

 

IET Teachers Building St. Enoch's Square, Glasgow

 

50 Delegates

12 Training Places

 

4th February 2017

 

Free

£25 Non-attendance Fee

 

20th April 2017

 

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10am – 4pm

 

 

APEX Waterloo Place

 

50 Delegates

12 Training Places

 

30th  March 2017

 

Free

£25 Non-attendance Fee

 

15th June 2016

 

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10am – 4pm

 

IET Teachers Building St. Enoch's Square, Glasgow

 

50 Delegates

12 Training Places

 

25th May

2017

 

Free

£25 Non-attendance Fee

 

 

24th August 2016

 

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10am – 4pm

 

APEX Waterloo Place

 

50 Delegates

12 Training Places

 

3rd August 2017

 

Free

£25 Non-attendance Fee

 

19th October 2016

 

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10am – 4pm

 

IET Teachers Building St. Enoch's Square, Glasgow

 

50 Delegates

12 Training Places

 

28th Sept        2017  

 

Free

£25 Non-attendance Fee

 

14th December 2016

 

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10am – 4pm

 

APEX Waterloo Place

 

50 Delegates

12 Training Places

 

23rd Nov

2017

 

Free

£25 Non-attendance Fee