External Examiner Requests

The University of Chichester is seeking a Subject External Examiner for our full time BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree which is undergoing re-validation this year to include the Graduate Practitioner Competencies (delivered from September 2019). Term of office is 4 years:  1 September 2019 – 31 August 2023 and the role would include examining the revalidated programme (starts at level 4), and the our outgoing programme (from level 5 and 6).


This is an interesting opportunity to support the development of a vibrant programme and I would appreciate it if those interested could contact me directly at n.fairchild@chi.ac.uk .




Award and Module External examiner for a range of BA (Hons) Childhood and Family Studies Awards, Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton.


The University of Wolverhampton requires an external examiner for a range of BA (Hons) courses contributing to our undergraduate awards for Childhood and Family Studies.


The external examiner will be expected to monitor the quality of the coursework across the Courses below:


  • BA (Hons) Childhood & Family Studies and Sociology
  • BA (Hons) Childhood & Family Studies and Social Policy
  • BA (Hons) Family and Community Studies
  • BA (Hons) Young People, Family and Community


Please note all of our courses have an optional sandwich route. We are seeking candidates whose areas of expertise would enable her or him to monitor the quality of these courses and externally moderate assessed work. External examiners are required to attend at least one award board and one module board a year and complete an annual module report as well as an annual award report. External examiners are also required to provide comments on proposed modifications and the development of new modules within their area of expertise.


The post is for an initial period of 4 years, starting in September 2019.


Interested persons should send their CV to following e-mail address FEHWQuality@wlv.ac.uk


Closing date is 02.03.2019



University Centre, North Lindsey College in North Lincolnshire is looking for an External Examiner for their well-established undergraduate degrees in Children, Learning and Development (CLD).

 The CLD Foundation Degree has three pathways: Early Childhood, Learning Support and Special Education Needs and Disabilities 

 The BA (Hons) level 6 progression programme currently has two pathways: Early Childhood and Education. 

 The role will commence September 2019.

 If you are interested in the position please send a CV to debbie.jensen@northlindsey.ac.uk  by 28th February 2019. Or you would like more information please also contact Debbie.


Staffordshire University

Early Years is an important part of the Department of Education in the School of Life Sciences and Education at Staffordshire University.  

Staffordshire University are seeking an External Examiner from September 2019 for the following full-time programmes;


BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies

BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies with Early Years Teacher Status (one year left)


From September 2019 the programmes will incorporate the Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies and therefore Examiners require a well-developed knowledge of early childhood and SEND.   Please contact Ruth Hudson-Gill, r.gill@staffs.ac.uk for further details and to send your CV for consideration. Please submit your CV no later than 28th January. 


The Department also requires an External Examiner from September 2019 for;

BA (hons) Primary (3-7/5-11)

Those interested will need an Early Years/Primary trained background and where possible experience of examining Teacher Training programmes.  Feel free to circulate this to colleagues in your departments.  Contact Mike Burnitt, Michael.Burnitt@staffs.ac.uk  for further details and to send your CV for consideration.  Please submit your CV no later than 28th January.


Those appointed will be expected to moderate assessed work digitally and occasionally hard copy portfolios.  Digital training on moderation will be provided along with University Examiner induction training.  Attendance at assessment boards each year is required, and an annual report submitted no later than 4 weeks after the board meet. All CVs are subject to verification of eligibility to work in the UK.



The University of Suffolk is seeking External Examiners in the following subjects:

  • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • Ba (Hons) Childhood and Family Studies
  • MA Childhood


Applicants should have appropriate expertise to take the role in the assurance of academic standards, a well-developed knowledge of childhood and/or family studies is essential. The appointees will be required to moderate a sample of scripts in relation to selected modules within these courses. You will also be required to produce an annual report and attend assessment boards as appropriate. The duration of these roles will be for 3 years.

Please send expressions of interest and an accompanying CV to the appropriate Course Leaders identified below.

All CVs are subject to verification of eligibility to work in the UK, as per UK visas and immigration requirements.

  • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies: Dr Sarah coombs at s.coombs@uos.ac.uk
  • BA (Hons) Childhood and Family Studies: Dr Sarah coombs at s.coombs@uos.ac.uk
  • MA Childhood m.haaker@uos.ac.uk


General Roles and responsibilities

  • External examiners are an essential element of our quality assurance processes, providing external assurance that assessment processes are completed according to our policies and procedures, and that the academic standards employed in assessment are aligned with appropriate national benchmarks and professional expectations. They are also a means by which opportunities for enhancement can be highlighted and good and innovative practice be identified for dissemination and wider application.
  • Course teams are expected to work collaboratively with their external examiner(s) to provide access to materials for inspection and approval, to arrange for visits and attendance at Assessment Boards, and to address emergent issues and seek to enhance course provision. Roles and responsibilities



University of East London

External Adviser vacancy for Re validation process for two programmes, Early Childhood Studies and Early Childhood Studies and Special Needs

If interested please send your CV to Rebecca Crutchley  r.crutchley@uel.ac.uk


London Metropolitan University

The Early Childhood studies course is looking for an External Examiner for our MA in Early Childhood Studies course starting from 18/19

please respond directly to Berhane  Dory B.Dory@londonmet.ac.uk