BTEC - HN 4-7 - Applied Science - Senior External Examiner


Closing date:03 November 2020 at midnight 

Purpose of the Role:

Be the responsible expert in terms of specification interpretation and External Examiner (EE) standardisation for the HN Applied Science Levels 4-7. To monitor assessment and internal verification for a range of programmes at Levels 4-7 within a PSA in order to report on national standards across centres.

Previous Work Experience:


·         Substantial recent experience in verification of HNs and BTEC Professional Qualifications at Levels 4-7 within the sector

·         Significant experience in delivering and assessing HNs and BTEC Professional Qualifications at Levels 4-7

·         Higher level assessment and delivery experience across a range of qualifications

·         Be an A or B Grade Associate (from BTEC AA monitoring)

·         Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in the field of assessment and delivery of vocational qualifications at Levels 4-7


Skills and Knowledge:



·         A clear understanding of the educational landscape and regulatory requirements for qualifications within the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF)

·         Detailed knowledge of the specifications that comprise the area of expertise for the role

·         Excellent report writing skills

·         Ability to edit materials to ensure they are grammatically correct and fit for purpose

·         Excellent communication, written, verbal, IT and interpersonal skills

·         Ability to understand the implications of decisions taken on Pearson’s behalf and not to operate outside the sphere of responsibility defined within this job description


·         Intermediate to advanced level skills in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel

·         Leading a team

·         Demonstrable people management skills

·         Roles of QAA and Ofqual

·         Knowledge of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)


Any associate undertaking this role must:

·         Have personal IT equipment capable of running Pearson required software

·         Have a suitable internet connection

·         Have a personal and secure email account

·         Have a postal address in the United Kingdom or Republic or Ireland

·         Declare any conflicts of interest that could impact on the role

·         Have availability of 5 to 20 days, dependent upon the requirements and workload for the sector, in any given year

·         Abide by the terms of conditions as stated in the contract for work


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Application Information

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