Pearson External Examiner (EE) HN Applied Science (Biology) in London, United Kingdom

External Examiner (EE) HN Applied Science (Biology)

Reference: EE/AS/18/Bio

Closing date: 17 August 2018 at midnight

We are currently recruiting for EEs for our HN Applied Science - Biology.

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Purpose of the role:

To undertake sampling of assessment and internal verification decisions for units from a range of programmes within a Principal Subject Area (PSA) in order to confirm that national standards have been achieved and upheld across centres. We have Standards Verifiers for our Vocational Qualifications, namely: BTEC QCF, BTEC next generation, BTEC Higher Nationals and NVQ/Apprenticeship.

Undertake sampling of learner work within defined parameters and rules to establish that assessment outcomes and internal verification processes meet national standards.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • Report back to Pearson and centres following SV activity as per service-level agreements.

  • Provide source materials for the standardisation of centre assessors, internal verifiers and lead internal verifiers as requested.

  • Carry out any other tasks assigned to you by Pearson.

Experience/qualifications needed:

  • Applicants must have significant experience in delivering and assessing BTEC Higher National qualifications in the relevant sector, together with a good working knowledge of the related specifications

  • A commitment to quality assurance.

  • Good working knowledge of the specifications for the subject area you will specialise in.

  • You will hold a minimum of one year’s full time teaching experience of the relevant subject and level.

Competencies required:

  • Excellent communication, written, verbal, IT and interpersonal skills.

  • A good working knowledge of the specifications that comprise the area of expertise for the role.

  • A customer-focused approach.

  • The ability to meet deadlines.

  • Develop and monitor clear action plans.

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

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