External Examiner – Accreditation of Prior Learning and Support for Learning in Practice Modules

Opening Date:
6 Jul 2015
Closing Date:
31 Jul 2015
Salary Range:

The School of Healthcare is seeking to appoint an external examiner to support the working of the Individualised Programmes Panel (IPP) and to examine its Support for Learning in Practice (SLiP) modules. The IPP considers applications for accreditation of prior certificated and experiential learning, credit transfer and non-standard entry. The panel meets 3 times a year and the external examiner is expected tol attend the majority of these meetings. The SLiP modules (levels 6 and 7) meet the requirements of the NMC Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (2006) and are multidisciplinary.

The person appointed should be registered with the NMC and will normally hold a higher degree at Masters level or above. Expertise in practice-based learning and assessment and/or APL is required. Whilst the School would ideally like to appoint someone to cover both APL and SLiP we will consider applicants with expertise in just one area. Previous experience of acting in the role of external examiner is desirable, but not essential.

All external examiners are required to attend at least one meeting of the School Progression and Award Board a year and be available for consultation on assessment and curriculum issues. The School uses GradeMark to mark most assignments and for these the external examiner will be required to view students’ work and markers’ comments on-line.

The appointment is for one year in the first instance with the possibility of extending for a further 3 years and is to commence from the 2015-2016 session.

For an informal discussion or for further information please contact:
For APL: Ian Goulden Tel: 0113 343 1338 Email: i.goulden@leeds.ac.uk
For SLiP: Monica Murphy Tel: 0113 343 1195 Email: m.m.murphy@leeds.ac.uk

Anyone wishing to be considered is invited to submit an expression of interest and detailed CV to either contact outlining their teaching, research, publication and, where applicable, external examining experience