BTEC Tech Awards - Travel & Tourism - Chair of Examiners


Closing date:16 April 2024 at midnight 

We currently are recruiting for BTEC Tech Awards Travel & Tourism.

BTEC Tech Awards – Chair of Examiners- BTT0

The Chair of Examiners is responsible to the awarding organisation for maintaining standards across different specifications in a subject within a qualification and from year to year. The chair of examiners must: 

The Chair of Examiners is responsible to the awarding organisation for maintaining standards across different qualifications (e.g., General qualifications, BTECs, etc) within a subject area and from year to year. The Chair of Examiners must:

Chair the question paper evaluation committee meetings (QPECs) for internally and externally assessed components for the relevant qualification

Chair the awarding process and recommend grade boundaries for each component and the overall qualification to the awarding organisation 

Submit, as directed by the awarding organisation, an overall evaluation report on the internal and external assessment for the qualification

Specific responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate closely with the QDAM/AL in carrying out all designated responsibilities. All recommendations arising from these responsibilities must be channelled through the QDAM/AL to the Accountable Officer.
  • Advise on the selection, training and re-appointment of Chief Examiners and/or Principal Examiner/Moderators, Assistant Principal Examiners/Moderators and Revisers.
  • Participate in post-standardisation review meetings. 
  • Ensure that the requirements for the conduct of the examination are met, and report to Pearson any difficulties encountered.
  • Monitor the marking/moderating of the Chief Examiner or Principal Examiner/Moderators where he/she is the sole Examiner/Moderator.
  • Chair the awarding meetings, make recommendations for grade boundaries for each specification to the awarding body and ensure standards are implemented in each examination component and in each subject as a whole. 
  • Re-mark/re-moderate work and prepare special reports on individual candidates, or groups, in connection with Review of Marking (RoMs) of an examination, within specified timescales to enable compliance with regulatory requirements, if required. 
  • Participate, where necessary, in internal meetings concerned with: 

·  reviewing overall grade awards  

·  appeals against results  

and represent Pearson at examinations appeals board hearings. 

  • Write and submit to the QDAM/AL, an evaluation report in each designated subject at the conclusion of each series. 
  • Complete the senior AA review process with your QDAM/AL/VQSAM to reflect on success and areas where development might be needed by required deadline. 
  • Provide written replies, as necessary, to comments on and criticisms of the examinations. 
  • Be responsible for maintaining standards in a subject or group of subjects across different specifications and methods of assessment, and from year to year. 


Applicants must have a teaching qualification and a minimum of one full academic year of teaching experience in the relevant subject area/sector within the last 8 years. We require two references in support of any application.  

  • Relevant CPD evidence in the subject area/sector within the last 12 months 
  • Knowledge of quality assurance and assessment practice within vocational education
  • Experience of moderation and/or marking a regulated qualification  
  • Excellent communication skills with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally 
  • Experience of co-ordinating training, standardisation and standards related activities

·         Experience of moderation and/or marking a regulated qualification 

  • A comprehensive level of knowledge of the BTEC Tech Award specification for your specialist sector, including the internal and external requirements.
  • Availability to attend a variety of key meetings and events to support essential quality assurance activities.  

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Application Information

We have a number of opportunities available for teaching professionals to join our growing teams of examiners, moderators and verifiers.

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