External Examiner Post : Foundation Degree Working with Children, Young People, Families and Communities

Opening Date:
9 Jun 2016
Closing Date:
14 Jul 2016
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The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is seeking to appoint a new external examiner for the Foundation Degree Working with Children, Young People, Families and Communities at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne.

This programme is conducted jointly with Gateshead College and the Department of Social Work and Communities. The Foundation Degree Working with Children, Young People, Families and Communities is a programme developed in conjunction with Northumbria University to meet the mission and values of Gateshead College.

Aims of the Programme
The overarching aim of the programme is rooted in the widening participation agenda, to create graduates who are critically aware reflective practitioners in the field of children, young people, families and communities.

The distinctive feature of this programme is its relationship with employers and the local community. The programme creates opportunities for students progressing from further education and mature students who do not wish to, or are unable to follow traditional academic routes within higher education. The students’ engagement with the programme allows them to undertake projects within the community, leading to realistic work opportunities, ultimately contributing to the childcare sector within the region.

Programme Structure
Students will be required to attend two days, or two evenings per week, for 3 trimesters (30 weeks) per year over two years. Teaching and learning will include keynote lectures, seminars, practitioner-led workshops and learning sets.

Further details of the External Examiner role is available from https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/static/5007/arpdf/roleofee

If you are interested in applying, please contact Julie Blackwell julie.blackwell@northumbria.ac.uk for an application form.

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