BTEC Nationals - Scrutineer

This job is closed and is displayed for reference only. 


Closing date:02 January 2023 at midnight 

We are currently recruiting for BTEC Nationals in the below subjects;   


Aeronautical Engineering 


Animal Management 

Applied Human Biology 

Applied Law 

Applied Psychology 

Applied Science 

Art and Design 



Construction and the Built Environment 

Countryside Management 

Children’s Play, Learning and Development 

Creative Media Practice 

Creative Digital Media Production 

Digital Content Production 

Digital Film and Video Production 

Digital Games Production 

Digital Music Production 


Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 

Environmental Sustainability 

Equine Management 


Forensic and Criminal Investigation 

Health and Social Care 


Information Technology 



Music Technology 

Performing Arts 

Production Arts Practice 

Sound Engineering 


Sport and Exercise Science 

Travel and Tourism 

Uniformed Protective Services 

  • Review the initial draft question paper(s) and mark scheme(s). Check that the nature and range of responses required by the mark scheme are appropriate.
  • Comment on individual questions and responses and the draft question paper(s) as a whole.
  • Provide constructive feedback to writer in the required format and suggest alternatives where appropriate.
  • Complete a full report concerning each question paper and submit it to the Content Production Manager (CPM) before the Question Paper Evaluation Committee (QPEC) meeting is due to be held. 
  • Attend the review meeting/Question Paper Evaluation Committee (QPEC) meeting and therefore contribute to the production of the final draft paper(s) which will be sent to be typeset. 
  • Check the final proofs of the question paper(s) without reference to the mark scheme(s) to ensure that the questions can be answered in the time allowed and that there are no errors or omissions.
  • Work through the question paper(s) (where appropriate and directed to do so).
  • Check the mark scheme(s) to ensure that the marks given are identical to those on the question paper(s).
  • Prepare a report for the Content Production Manager. 
Experience/qualifications needed
  • Substantial subject knowledge and expertise within the sector
  • Significant experience in delivering and assessing vocational qualifications
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in the field of assessment of vocational qualifications

Competencies required

  • A clear understanding of the educational landscape and regulatory requirements for qualifications
  • Detailed knowledge of the specifications that comprise the area of expertise for the role
  • Ability to edit materials to ensure they are grammatically correct and fit for purpose
  • Excellent communication, written, verbal, IT and interpersonal skills 

About Pearson

We value the power of inclusive culture and embed diversity and inclusion in everything we do. Pearson promotes a company culture where differences are embraced as strengths, opportunities are equal and accessible, consideration and respect are the norm. Through our talent, we believe that diversity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant company. People are at the centre of our company. We are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace ecosystem where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. We provide content, assessment and digital services to learners, educational institutions, employers, governments and other partners globally. We are the UK's largest awarding body and offer qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in a range of General and Vocational courses. 

Additional Information