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External Examiner - BTEC HN 4-7 - Applied Science

Reference
EE/HN/AS
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
London, GBR
Expiry Date
23/06/2019
External Examiner - BTEC HN 4-7 - Applied Science Reference: EE/HN/AS Closing date: 30 June 2019 at midnight We are currently recruiting for External Examiners for Applied Science: Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science & Polymer S...

Job Description

External Examiner - BTEC HN 4-7 - Applied Science

Reference: EE/HN/AS

Closing date: 30 June 2019 at midnight

We are currently recruiting for External Examiners for Applied Science: Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science & Polymer Science.

Purpose of this Role

  • Undertake sampling of assessment and internal verification decisions for units from a range of programmes within a Principal Subject Area (PSA) 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 Higher National programmes to national standards.

Key Accountabilities

Covering a defined range of programmes within a PSA, the External Examiner will:

  • Undertake sampling of student work within defined parameters and rules to establish whether assessment outcomes and internal verification processes meet national standards
  • Ensure adherence to Pearson defined quality assurance procedures
  • 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 External Examiner activity within agreed service-level agreements
  • Provide source materials for the standardisation of centre assessors, internal verifiers as requested
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the work of BTEC Assessment in relation to this role

Previous Work Experience:

Essential:

  • Significant experience in delivering and assessing Applied Science qualifications at Levels 4 - 7
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in the field of assessment and delivery of Applied Science qualifications at Levels 4 - 7

Skills and Knowledge

Essential:

  • Qualified to degree level or above in an Applied Science subject
  • Engage in online training and standardisation and to use technology-based approaches to communication and centre support
  • Excellent communication, written, verbal, IT and interpersonal skills
  • A good working knowledge of the Applied Science Higher National specifications
  • A customer-focused approach
  • Need to meet deadlines
  • Develop and monitor clear action plans
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • IT literate with Word processing and Excel skills
  • Secure and reliable internet connection