External Examiner (EE) - Higher Nationals - Public Services

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Closing date:18 October 2020 at midnight 

We are currently recruiting 1 EE for HN Public Services

Purpose of the role:

  • Undertake sampling of assessment and internal verification decisions for units from a range of programmes within the Public Services qualification in order to affirm that national standards have been achieved and upheld 
  • Support centres during the sampling process
  • Support centres in the delivery of BTEC programmes to national standards. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Covering HN programmes in Public Services undertake sampling of student work within defined parameters and rules to establish whether assessment outcomes and internal verification processes meet national standards
  • Provide sampling-related support and development to centres
  • Produce reports for centres and Pearson on the: sampling undertaken; outcomes reached and support provided
  • Apply appropriate sanctions where it is deemed that flawed assessment or internal verification decisions or processes mean that national standards are not met
  • Produce targeted actions for centres to assist with remedial action where national standards are not being upheld
  • Support centres to understand and implement identified actions
  • Source materials for training and standardisation
  • Report back to Pearson and centres following EE activity within agreed service-level agreements
  • Provide source materials for the standardisation of centre assessors, internal verifiers and lead internal verifiers as requested
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the work of BTEC Assessment in relation to this role. 

Experience/qualifications needed:

  • Significant experience in delivering and assessing BTEC Level 4 to level 7 qualifications
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in the field of assessment and delivery of vocational qualifications
*Please note, if your application is successful, you will be invited to a training session on either  9th October or 16th October 2020*

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