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PostedProgramme area(s)/DetailsInstitution/Contact information
01/07/2020PGCE/CertEd Further Education & Training/Further Forces Programme
External Examiner: PGCE/CertEd Further Education & Training/Further Forces ProgrammeThe School of Education and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth is seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the PGCE/CertEd Further Education/Further Forces Programme.These courses are run as both campus-based courses at the University and collaboratively at local colleges. These courses are designed for in service and pre-service trainees in the Further Education and Training Sector. The successful External Examiner would have recent knowledge and experience of the subjects and ideally experience of collaborative programmes.The External Examiner is required from 1st October 2020. In addition to examining the modules, attendance at the Module Assessment Board held in June is required. A fee of £400 is paid. The Further Forces programme will run only for two years and an additional fee of £200 will be offered to cover this aspect of the EE role.
University of Portsmouth
joanne.park@port.ac.uk
01/07/2020UG Primary Teaching 5-11 (with QTS) programme
Applications are welcomed from those who currently work on, or have experience of similar courses within the field of Higher Education. The successful candidate will work closely with the programme leaders to support the continuous development and improvement of the programme.
University of Hull
m.murray@hull.ac.uk
29/06/2020PGCE Primary with QTS programme
Based at the East India Dock Road Campus, London.The role will entail providing comment on school-based placements in our London partnership, writing an annual report and attendance at academic boards. Our External Examiner web pages can be accessed here: https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/organisation/professional-services/academic-quality-and-development/external-examiners/Our academic boards typically take place in Carlisle or Lancaster, both of which are historic towns with many attractions. However, we can facilitate attendance via video conference if necessary.We are looking for a suitable external examiner to begin the role on 1st October 2020 for a four year period.
University of Cumbria
mike.toyn@cumbria.ac.uk
29/06/2020PGCE Primary (with QTS) - 5-11 & 3-7 ages
The University of Bedfordshire are seeking an external examiner for their PGCE Primary (with QTS) programme, currently covering the 5-11 age range, but also the 3-7 age range from September 2021. Applications are welcomed from those who currently work on, or have experience of similar courses within the field of Higher Education. The successful candidate will work closely with the programme leaders to support the continuous development and improvement of the programme. Expressions of interest should be sent to Peter.virnuls@beds.ac.uk
University of Bedfordshire
Peter.virnuls@beds.ac.uk
24/06/2020Primary Early Childhood and Education Studies Field
We are seeking an external examiner to support modules within the Undergraduate Primary Early Childhood and Education Studies Field of Study. The post will be for 4 years commencing on 1st October 2020 and includes the need to attend various examination boards.Due to potential conflicts of interest, we are unable to accept applications for this post from the following Institutions:Blackpool and Fylde CollegeUniversity of WinchesterHertfordshire UniversityNorthumbria UniversityCardiff Metropolitan UniversityUniversity of WolverhamptonFor further information please contact Jo Miller  011 732 84107  jo.miller@uwe.ac.uk
University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Externalsreport@uwe.ac.uk
23/06/2020BA(Hons) Education Studies and Social Policy External Examiner (Sept 2020 start)
Please send a 2 page academic CV to the Programme Director - Sian Sarwar ssarwar@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Cardiff Metropolitan University
ssarwar@cardiffmet.ac.uk
22/06/2020PGCE Secondary Maths
An external examiner is required for the Secondary PGCE Music Programme at the University of Plymouth. The appointment commences on 1 August 2020, ending on 31 October 2024. Please submit your CV and expression of interest or direct enquiries to matthew.wharf@plymouth.ac.uk, Programme Leader.
University of Plymouth
matthew.wharf@plymouth.ac.uk
22/06/2020PGCE Secondary Music Examiner
An external examiner is required for the Secondary PGCE Music Programme at the University of Plymouth. The appointment commences on 1 August 2020, ending on 31 October 2024. Please submit your CV and expression of interest or direct enquiries to matthew.wharf@plymouth.ac.uk, Programme Leader.
University of Plymouth
matthew.wharf@plymouth.ac.uk
19/06/2020Primary PGCE External Examiner - Two external examiner posts required: Primary PGCE programme examiner: Primary with maths PGCE programme examiner
Two external examiners are required for the Primary PGCE Programme at the University of Manchester. The post commences on 1 October 2020, ending on 31 December 2024. They will join another EE to form a team of three. As the post requires examining the primary phase, a specialist understanding is essential. We are seeking to appoint examiners who have relevant backgrounds in directing or teaching on a Primary PGCE course and preferably some previous experience of external examining and primary school class teaching/senior leadership. One examiner will be appointed to focus on our new Primary with Maths programme, therefore, a background and specialist knowledge in mathematics teaching in the primary phase is essential. Please submit your CV and expression of interest or direct enquiries about the posts to Rebecca Phillips, programme co-director.
University of Manchester
rebecca.phillips-2@manchester.ac.uk
19/06/2020Secondary Maths PGCE External Examiner Post
An external examiner is required for the Secondary PGCE Mathematics Programme at the University of Manchester. The post commences on 1 October 2020, ending on 31 December 2024. They will join our active team of external examiners in Science, English, ML, Humanities and Business Education, covering Core PGCE and our relatively small School Direct programme. As the post requires examining the Secondary phase, a specialist understanding is essential. We are seeking to appoint examiners who have relevant backgrounds in directing or teaching on a Secondary PGCE Mathematics course and preferably some previous experience of external examining and Secondary school class teaching/leadership.Please submit your CV and expression of interest or direct enquiries about the posts to andrew.j.howes@manchester.ac.uk, Programme Director.
University of Manchester
andrew.j.howes@manchester.ac.uk
18/06/2020Foundation Degree Learning and Development from Early Years to Adolescence 0-19.
The appointment will be from September 2020 for a period of four years. The examiner will receive scripts to moderate, attend exam boards in Ilminster and will be expected to write an annual report. Examiners are required to attend at least one board per year as a minimum requirement of this role.
University of Worcester
a.duncan2@worc.ac.uk
16/06/2020PGCE Secondary (4 posts): Maths/Music/English/Physical Education
The posts are for four years, starting in September 2020.External Examining duties include moderation of coursework samples, visiting students on placement at partnership schools, attendance at the annual board of examiners and completion of an annual report.If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an expression of interest and your CV to:Jeremy SmithCoordinator for PGCE Secondary
University of Chichester
j.smith@chi.ac.uk
10/06/2020The BA (Hons) Early Years Practice (Required from January 2021)
The Whole Child programme requires a new External Examiner.This is an exciting time for the programme which was recently reapproved for 5 years by the University of Bolton.The team has worked hard to produce an innovative curriculum that is fit for the new decade with a holistic view of early childhood, embedding theory and practice and making strong links to the context of Bradford and its communities.Other strengths of the programme include positive collaborations with placement providers and strong relationships with relevant organisations across the city and region.The External Examiner will become a critical friend to the team as the newly reapproved degree is rolled out and developed over the coming years. Please note that potential applicants should have had no links to either the University of Bolton or Bradford College within the last 5 years.
Bradford College
s.jacques@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
09/06/2020External Examiner MA Early Years Education with EYTS – October 2020 start
An External Examiner commencing October 2020 is required for our MA Early Years Education programme which has been established at the University of Sussex since 2015 enabling the delivery of two different awards: MA Early Years Education with Early Years Teacher Status; and – new from September 2020 – an Early Years MA designed for those not seeking the professional EYTS qualification. The programme is designed for both UK and overseas-based participants who are seeking a professional and/or a stretching academic experience. The MA EY with EYTS is distinctive in its focus on ensuring that participants are supported to undertake professional and academic study whilst primarily based within a practice context in nurseries and schools. The new EY MA enables some placement time for participants in schools and nurseries but also allows for the taking-up of additional modules across the Department of Education, including those with an international or development focus.
University of Sussex
jo.tregenza@sussex.ac.uk
02/06/2020• PGCE Secondary (History, Geography, English and MFL) - 1 examiner required
We are seeking a candidate whose areas of expertise would enable him or her to monitor the quality of initial teacher training courses in the subject areas listed and externally moderate assessed work. The external examiner will review a sample of marked scripts for level 7 modules; undertake visits to partnership schools (usually in early May); meet a group of trainee teachers; attend the exam board and submit an annual report.
University of Southampton
r.morse@soton.ac.uk
02/06/2020PGCE Secondary (Physical Education and Computer Science) - 1 examiner required
We are seeking candidates whose areas of expertise would enable him or her to monitor the quality of initial teacher training courses in the subject areas listed and externally moderate assessed work. The external examiner will review a sample of marked scripts for level 7 modules; undertake visits to partnership schools (usually in early May); meet a group of trainee teachers; attend the exam board and submit an annual report.
University of Southampton
g.d.kinchin@soton.ac.uk
02/06/2020External Assessor: Course Approval Event - MA Innovation in Learning in Teaching
The School of Education and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth is seeking to appoint an External Assessor for the Course Approval event for a new MA Innovation in Learning and Teaching. The MA will be offered as a blended learning pathway and it will be possible for students to complete the course fully in a distance learning mode. The course is designed to support Academic teaching staff in the development of their pedagogic practice, and to prepare those staff for achieving Senior Fellowship of the HEA.We are seeking an External Assessor who would have recent knowledge and experience of working within this area.The Course Approval event will be conducted via an online meeting and will take place on 15th July (time TBC). Paperwork for the event will be sent in advance of the meeting and the EA will be expected to submit their comments before the event and to take part on the 15th July. A fee of £200 is paid for the report with a further £200 for attendance at the meeting
University of Portsmouth
emma.maynard@port.ac.uk
01/06/2020BA Education Studies (level 6 top up) and FdA Learning Support collaborative course
The School of Education and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth is seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the BA Education Studies (level 6 top up) and FdA Learning Support collaborative courses. The BA is run only as a campus based course at the University and the FdA Learning Support is offered at 5 local colleges. The BA is designed for working professionals who wish to consolidate existing level 5 qualifications and complete a full honours degree. The successful EE would have recent knowledge and experience of the subjects and ideally experience of collaborative programmes.The External Examiner is required from 1st October 2020. In addition to examining the modules, attendance at the Module Assessment Board held in June is required. A fee of £400 is paid for this role. For further information please contact the Course Lead, Dr Chris Neanon – chris.neanon@port..ac.uk. Expressions of interest should be emailed and include a full CV which will include details of relevan
University of Portsmouth
chris.neanon@port.ac.uk
01/06/2020BA Early Childhood Studies and EY ITT
The School of Education and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth is seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the BA Early Childhood Studies and Early Years ITT. The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies is a three-year programme where students explore and analyse the sociological, psychological, political and philosophical issues affecting early childhood today. There are a range of core and optional modules which allow students to develop their learning pathways. The University also offers the Graduate Practitioner Competencies to ensure students can make links to professional practice, this also provides employability pathways after graduation. For more information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/courses/ba-hons-early-childhood-studies . The External Examiner is required from 1st October 2020. In addition to examining the modules, attendance at the Module Assessment Board held in June is required. A fee of £400 is paid for this role. For further information please con
University of Portsmouth
alex.sabine@port.ac.uk
01/06/2020BA Childhood and Youth Studies
The School of Education and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth is seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the BA Childhood and Youth Studies. This course includes a suite of qualifications that can be studied as single honours or with Criminology or Psychology. It is a campus-based degree that incorporates theoretical learning and professional experience, enhancing understanding, and preparing students for working with children and young people in a variety of contexts.The External Examiner is required from 1st October 2020. In addition to examining the modules, attendance at the Module Assessment Board held in June is required. A fee of £400 is paid for this role. For further information please contact the interim Course Lead, Jodie Pinnell – jodie.pinnell@port..ac.uk. Expressions of interest should be emailed and include a full CV which will include details of relevant experience.
University of Portsmouth
jodie.pinnell@port.ac.uk
26/05/2020External Examiners (8): various disciplines
PGCE Primary and Early Years (Oct 2020 start) - paul.purser@bcu.ac.ukPGDE Leadership in Learning (Teach First) - Humanities (Jan 2021 start) - simon.tressider@bcu.ac.ukFoundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (Jan 2021 start) - julia.barnes@bcu.ac.ukEducation Doctorate (Jan 2021) - tony.armstrong@bcu.ac.ukPG Certficate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Jan 2021 - ethan.connor@bcu.ac.ukBA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS (Jan 2021) - kate.glanville@bcu.ac.ukBA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Oct 2020 ) - rosemarie.lowe@bcu.ac.ukFoundation Degree in Early Years (Oct 2020) - rosemarie.lowe@bcu.ac.ukGeneric Role Requirements• Comment on the content of the subject area particularly with regard to subject benchmarks • Examine assessment briefs, exam papers and student work to ensure academic standards and achievements of students are comparable with those in other UK higher education establishments of which the external examine
Birmingham City University
seeabove@bcu.ac.uk
18/05/2020PGCE Further Education External Examiner, University of Greenwich, Academic Year 2020/21 Start
The School of Education at the University of Greenwich is seeking a new external examiners to cover the following courses: PGCE Further Education and Skills Sector (FE&SS)ProfGCE FE&SS and PCE FE&SS in our network provision. The appointment will be for 4 academic years, 2020 to 2024, commencing in the autumn. We are seeking candidates with experience in leading courses of these nature. Previous experience of external examining is preferred but not essential.Please contact Dr L Smith, programme leader at l.d.smith@greenwich.ac.uk for enquiries and applications
University of Greenwich
l.d.smith@greenwich.ac.uk
18/05/2020External Examiner – PGCE Secondary (MFL)
The School of Education and Social Sciences at the University of Hull is seeking to appoint a teacher education specialist, preferably a programme director or course leader, to act as external examiner for our PGCE Secondary (MFL) programme. The appointment will be from September 2020 for a period of four years. The examiner will receive scripts to moderate, make visits to observe trainees in schools, be invited to the Module and Programme Boards, and will be expected to write an Annual Report. Expressions of interest (outlining your relevant qualifications and experience) and a CV should be sent to the Programme Director - PGCE Secondary, Michelle Wormald
University of Hull
m.wormald@hull.ac.uk
15/05/2020MA Education Courses, University of Bedfordshire, Winter 2020 Start
The School of Education and English Language at the University of Bedfordshire is seeking new external examiners to cover the following courses:MA Education (Leadership)MA EducationMA Education (Practice)Postgraduate Diploma, Academic Professional Apprenticeship (accredited by the Higher Education Academy).A majority of our MA Education provision is taught at our Bedford campus. The Postgraduate Diploma runs at the Luton Campus. The MA Education (Leadership) course is also taught as franchised provision at a partner institution in Guyana,The appointment will be for 4 academic years, 2020 to 2024, commencing in the autumn.We are seeking candidates with experience in leading courses of these nature. Previous experience of external examining is preferred but not essential.
University of Bedfordshire
cathal.butler@beds.ac.uk
30/04/2020External Examiner required for the PGCE/DE Primary (5-11) Programme
We are currently looking to recruit an external examiner to take up post in September 2020. The LJMU Primary Postgraduate Programme includes both Core HEI students and those following a School Direct Training. Core trainees undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, with recommendation for QTS, whereas students from other School Direct partners and salaried trainees follow a PGCE route. We seek to appoint an additional external examiner to join our supportive external examiner team. In addition to commenting on student assignments across the programme you would be also be asked to undertake some school visits and comment on teaching, mentoring and quality assurance of school-based assessment. The appointment is for four years.Expressions of interest (with accompanying CV) should be sent to Jan Rowe, Head of Initial Teacher Education at J.E.Rowe@ljmu.ac.ukPlease indicate in your C.V. any External examiner posts you have held or currently hold.
Liverpool John Moores University
J.E.Rowe@ljmu.ac.uk
27/04/2020PGCE Secondary Humanities programme: History, Geography and Religious Studies
The School of Teacher Education requires an external examiner who currently works on or has experience of similar courses within Higher Education. The successful candidate will be required to work closely with the programme leader to support the continuous development and improvement of the programme. Previous experience of external examining is not essential. Please submit your CV and expression of interest to Jon Gunn at jonathan.gunn@beds.ac.uk.
University of Bedfordshire
jonathan.gunn@beds.ac.uk
23/02/2020External Examiner for its three-year Primary BEd programmes
These are the BEd Primary Education with two routes (training to teach 3 - 7 year olds and training to teach 5 – 11 year olds) and the BEd Primary Education with Mathematics Specialism (training to teach 5-11 year olds). The applicant must be in post as a headteacher of a school which does not currently host our students and has not done so for the last few years (to avoid any conflicts of interest). The external examiner’s duties briefly include: • Looking at a sample of student assignments at two points during the year (these are available electronically, so it does not involve a visit).• Attending at least one exam board and giving some brief verbal feedback (Boards take place in early March, early July and early September with attendance at the July Board a requirement).• Offering informal (e.g. via email or on the telephone) feedback on any planned changes to the course.• Visiting some students on placement over two days in late March.• Completing an annual report at
University of Gloucestershire
shydewhite@glos.ac.uk
17/12/2019An external advisor for the Periodic Review of a PGDIP required.
Early January 2020 start. Working with trainees with visual impairment needs. This programme is aimed at professionals working mainly in teaching but also a range of educational contexts. If you are interested and have some SEN knowledge and experience, contact Clara Kassem.
Liverpool John Moores University
C.Kassem@ljmu.ac.uk