The CVQ/NVQ certification process requires internal and external verification of assessments.
Internal verification is carried out at the training or assessment centre by an NTA approved Internal Verifier who conducts the relevant quality assurance checks on the assessments. Internal verification is conducted to ensure that consistent and accurate standards are being applied and maintained in the conduct of assessments by assessors at the institution.
External verification of assessments is the responsibility of the NTA and is carried out by industry experts trained by the NTA to implement this function. External verification involves the conducting of quality assurance audits by the NTA of the NVQ/CVQ provisions in approved training and assessment centres to ensure that they are consistently assessing candidates equally, fairly, and to the national and regional occupational standards. External verification is conducted after internal verification is completed and focuses mainly on the validity of assessment instruments, reliability of assessment decisions, practicability of applying assessment instruments and consistency of the quality of assessment practices within the centre over time.
Verifiers must first be trained as assessors and gain experience in conducting assessments before accessing the NTA’s Verifier training programme.