Internal Verification of Workplace Assessment PDA

What is special about this course?

The PDA in Internal Verification of Workplace Assessment will develop your knowledge and skills in monitoring assessment processes and decisions within your organisation.  The internal quality assurance process being conducted can be for SVQs, work based qualifications or in-company standards.

Special features

  • The PDA is specifically aimed at those who monitor assessment processes and decisions in an organisation
  • The course will help you to maintain and improve the quality of your workplace assessments

Entry requirements

  • Students must be a workplace assessor, currently working with at least two VQ candidates.

Year 1 - PDA

This award provides you with the skill set and qualifications to internally verify within your own subject area enabling your candidates may gain certification of competence.

How will I study my course?

  • Part-time (structured): work-based
  • The PDA is work-based. You will be assessed in the workplace.

How long will my course last?

  • Part-time (structured): 9-12 months

Start date

  • September
  • January
  • Other start dates may be available
  • For information on variable start dates please contact the college where you wish to study


For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.


External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Completion of this award will qualify candidates to work as Assessors and Verifiers within their own organisation.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in Jan/Feb 2019 or Aug/Sep 2019 or Jan/Feb 2020

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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