The University of Worcester is looking for an external examiner for the department's FdSc two-year Nursing Associate programme. We have been delivering the apprentice programme since April 2017 and since October 2019 have been delivering a new NMC validated programme, which is available by both the UCAS and the apprentice route. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced academic staff who have an interest (and experience) in the nursing associate programme. The successful applicant must be registered on the appropriate part of the NMC register and have relevant experience of working within nursing. The University of Worcester offers support for external examiners and a full induction day. Further support is also provided by the course lead and module team. The successful applicant would be appointed with effect from September 2021, for a term of four academic years and would be invited to the university external examiner induction day in January 2022. Student assessments are predominantly submitted electronically, and these can be reviewed by the external examiner remotely. Access to assignment briefs, assessment guidance and module content is readily available alongside access to the students' professional E Portfolios. You will be required to view a selection of scripts for designated modules and complete a module external examiner report for each set of assessments reviewed. At the end of the academic year, an annual report is required. Exam boards are held annually, and it is also desirable that the external examiner can attend for one additional day to visit students and practice assessors/supervisors in placement. All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. Applicants are advised that the University applies the following criteria to external examiners:
- The area of expertise of external examiners is within the area of assessment undertaken.
- Applicants should have recently been employed (or are still employed) within a university appointment.
- He/she must not have been a University of Worcester examiner within the last five years.