External Examiner – MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

Opening Date:
22 Nov 2023
Closing Date:
31 Dec 2023
Salary Range:

The Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Worcester is seeking an External Examiner (EE) for modules within MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Programme, apprenticeship and traditional routes, which includes the NMC/HCPC approved independent and supplementary prescribing module. Independent and supplementary prescribing is also studied by students (Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals) as an individual course (V300).

Full details about the programme and modules, can be found on our website:


Independent and supplementary prescribing course (V300)

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship route is an integrated degree apprenticeship and the University of Worcester is a listed as a Registered Apprenticeship Training Provider (RoATP) to facilitate the independent End Point Assessment (EPA). The EE will therefore also be required to contribute to the quality assurance of the EPA grading. For further information please see the End Point Assessment Plan (Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education 2023)

The courses attract applicants across a range of professional groups including nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, paramedics, and pharmacists. The EE is therefore required to be a registered Nurse, Midwife (Nursing and Midwifery Council) or Allied Health Professional (Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

In addition, this post requires the EE to have substantial experience in teaching or leading on healthcare Master’s programmes and the university requires the EE to hold the relevant qualifications at least equal to the programme being examined as listed below:

  • A Master’s degree in relevant subject
  • A prescribing or independent and supplementary prescribing qualification
  • Experience in Advanced Clinical Practice and Apprenticeships to oversee the End Point Assessment (EPA) is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.
  • Applicants should have recently been employed (or are still employed) within a university appointment.
  • Applicants must not have been a University of Worcester examiner within the last five years.

The University of Worcester offers support for External Examiners and a full induction day. Applications are welcomed from experienced external examiners as well as novice to the role. If new to the role support and mentorship will be provided.

Further support is also provided by the Course leader and module team. The University normally expects External Examiners to attend a minimum of one examination board per year.

It you would like further information regarding this post please contact Dr Helen Holder, Head of Department Apprenticeship and CPD on: h.holder@worc.ac.uk or Jennifer Barnes Course Leader Jennifer.barnes@worc.ac.uk

Interested individuals are also required to send a copy of their CV for consideration.