There have been a few people complaining about the length of time to receive your Level 2 certificate via BASC. You may want to consider the time frame if you need it quickly, this has been my experience so far. In this time I have not had three phone calls returned when I was promised I would do. I believe the BASC staff associated with DSC awards to be incompetent and so would advise you to investigate other channels if you need your Level 2 quickly :-
03/09/13 BASC received my completed portfolio.
20/09/13 BASC eventually send it to my assesor, I am at a loss as to why this took over two weeks.
06/12/13 BASC receive my portfolio back from my assessor who confirmed during our phone call that there were no issues with it.
10/12/13 BASC send my portfolio off to an IV for independent verification.
25/02/13 I receive a phone call from an Internal Verifier, telling me my portfolio had been misplaced with one other by him and he would now be sending it back to BASC HQ for award as there are no issues with it.
27/02/13 It arrives back at BASC.
03/03/13 Advised by, after chasing the woman yet again after she failed to return my phone call over a week ago that my certificate will be with me this week.
We shall see....
I'm seriously unimpressed that it will take over six months to receive my certificate from BASC after they received the completed portfolio. I doubt it will arrive this week, based on my previous experience of their customer service but time will tell. For the purposes of clarity there were no issues with it's content. I'm sure others will have had better service than I, but I think the timeframes are worth bearing i mind if you need this qualification in a timely manner.