Advanced Clinical Practice – Independent Assessor

Opening Date:
28 Jun 2021
Closing Date:
30 Jul 2021
Salary Range:

The Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) programme has been developed to provide apprentices with knowledge and skills to develop and progress within the advanced clinical practice role. The knowledge is informed by current practice and research. Students develop a critical awareness of the subject matter and demonstrate critical skills, knowledge of the profession demonstrating strategic leadership and education in practice. The MSc ACP is offered as an integrated degree apprenticeship comprising of 180 credits. 160 credits will be completed undertaking key modules and the final 20 credits will arise from the completion of an end point assessment (EPA).

This is an exciting opportunity to work flexibly and remotely as an Independent Assessor for the End Point Assessment module which comprises of 20 credits at level 7. The Independent Assessor will work collaboratively with the programme team to develop and quality assure assessment materials, to take an active first marker role in the assessment process. The post holder will be required to engage with regional quality assurance and moderation activities. The Independent Assessor will receive an annual retainer fee which will cover the development of assessment materials and virtual attendance at exam boards. In addition to this the Independent Assessor will be paid, an agreed amount, per apprentice for each end point assessment completed.

As an experienced academic the post holder will have relevant professional and teaching qualifications, experience of assessing at Masters level, an understanding of the Advanced Clinical Practice role and the End Point Assessment.

Main Duties:

  • Work with the programme team and national ACP groups to develop shared assessment materials for the End Point Assessment.
  • Work flexibly with Programme Director to agree assessment dates based on projected student numbers.
  • Act as first marker for the three elements of the End Point Assessment: open book examination, clinical practice change report, and the presentation of practice.
  • Attend CCCU training on the assessment procedures, and the regulation and credit framework.
  • To provide quality assessment feedback to apprentices via Turnitin in line with the University’s 15-day turnaround.
  • Act as first marker for resits of any element of the End Point Assessment.
  • Contribute to bi-annual standardisation meetings and regional moderation events. Participate in the periodic inspections by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE).
  • Attend the module exam boards in order to present marks awarded for the End Point Assessment.
  • Identify and respond to concerns regarding apprentice progress and communicate in a timely fashion with academic colleagues to ensure that programme processes can be followed.

Projected apprentice end point assessments: 2021-22 x1; 2022-23 x10; 2023-24 x10.

More information about the ACP programme at Canterbury Christ Church can be found at:

Further information about the ACP Apprenticeship standards and assessments can be found the IfATE website: