1.2 – planning
It is imperative that you plan, when the internal verification takes place. This will ensure that you are meeting the needs of the awarding bodies,
Planning should be based around the principles of ‘CAMERA’
FactorsYou need to consider
Candidates -Ethnic origin, age, gender, other factors, special needs etc
Assessors -Experience and qualifications, workload, occupational experience
Methods of assessment -Questioning, observation, testimony, APL, use of simulation, product evidence, assignments, projects and tests
Elements within the NVQ-Problem areas, special requirements
RecordsReports - from assessors, correct assessment practices, IV records, candidate portfolios and files
Assessment locations -Workplace assessments, college and off-the-job training, other assessment locations
It is important that at the start of the academic year that you have all plans in place, so you can plan exactly when the external verifier should visit.
This would be especially important if you are running a new qualification or you have a new assessor as a guide line you should be sampling at least 50% this will ensure that it meets the required standards. Long running course that are deemed at low risk should have about 15% of their work sampled.

Sampling strategies
There are a number of things that you need to take into account when planning your sampling strategy; you would need to look at:
    first time delivery
    new assessors
    range of levels of qualifications
  range of candidate groups
  mode of delivery (full/part time, online, multiple sites, partnership arrangement)
    age and gender of candidates
  previous issues or problems with internal or external verification
  cost and resource effectiveness
Your sampling plan should be agreed with your external verifier.
There should be a range of assessment methods that are sampled. The IQA should sample candidate evidence to check that each assessor is making the correct decision...