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FAQs for Course Organisers

This part of the FAQs section answers questions about course organisers.

Course organisers FAQs

Can I register a qualification or CPD?

Most qualification and course registration is completed on an annual basis. However, there is the option to register courses as and when centres require them.

What training is available for qualification/course organisers?

The Awarding Body offer training in line with the QCF qualifications to organisers and tutors . This training is run both face to face and virtually thoroughout the year. For a full list of what we have to offer and dates please click here.

What is the role of an internal verifier?

Internal verification is the process by which a centre ensures that all its courses/programmes are delivered in a consistent and standard manner. The internal verification system should ensure that all the criteria set by the Awarding Body are met. The Awarding Body requires that 100% of all ASA UKCC delivered courses are internally verified. A minimum of 25% of all candidates from each course should be sampled.
The Internal Verifier/s is appointed by the centre to undertake the Centre’s internal quality assurance of the programmes/courses offered. The role of the Internal Verifier will therefore be to ensure that assessors apply consistent assessment practices in line with Awarding Body criteria.
Internal Verifiers must liaise closely with the Awarding Body’s External Verifiers.
Internal Verifiers should hold a recognised internal verifier qualification – V1 or D34 Verifier Award or achieve the V1 within 18 months of starting in their role.

How do I find an internal verifer?

For details on finding your nearest Internal verifier (IV) please contact awardingbody@swimming.org

How do I find a tutor?

For details on finding your nearest tutor please contact awardingbody@swimming.org

I have not received the Learner Assessment Porfolios for the registered qualification, what do I do?

It is advisable to check at least 3 days before the qualification start date that the LAP's have arrived at the centre. When they arrive please check that you have received the correct amount and level of portfolios.

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