1. Home
  2. Work For Us
  3. Access to HE Diploma Moderator – Nursing...

Access to HE Diploma Moderator – Nursing (Freelance)

  • Location:   London
  • Remuneration:   £Competitive

OCN London is seeking to appoint a Nursing specialist to contribute to the work of the Access to HE team.

Although we work with Access to HE providers based throughout England, for this role, we are particularly seeking specialists who are based in London or able to travel to undertake moderation at Access to HE providers in Greater London.

External moderators play an important role in OCN London’s quality assurance strategy by ensuring that the operation and assessment of Access to HE Diploma courses are valid, reliable, fit for purpose and inclusive.

Subject specialist moderators are allocated moderation responsibilities at two or more centres to moderate one or more courses that come within your area of subject expertise.

Access to HE Diploma courses usually run from September to July. A mid-year moderation engagement is completed by the moderation team halfway through the year (usually February or March) – this may take the form of a half-day visit to the provider or an online moderation.

A Final Moderation visit is made at the end of the academic year (June or July) to confirm the learners’ achievement of the Diploma. Moderators are also required to participate in a training session in January.

Occasionally, there are other opportunities for external moderators to be involved in development work for Access to HE Diplomas, such as by producing exemplar assessment materials, being involved in unit reviews and validation panels or facilitating standardisation events.

The applicant may be appointed to moderate (click on the links to find out more about the qualifications):

Health and Social Care
Health and Human Sciences (where this Diploma is run as a progression route to Nursing)
Paramedic Science

Applicants will be required to demonstrate

  • Sound understanding of the Access to HE Diploma
  • A degree in Nursing or a related subject area, or relevant academic/professional experience*
  • Experience of teaching Nursing or a related subject area at Level 3 or above
  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and widening participation
  • Experience of adult teaching and learning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proven organisational ability and report writing skills

*If the degree is in a related subject area, please note that human biology needs to have been studied at Level 4 or above to moderate Nursing, Midwifery or Paramedic Science. If the applicant does not have sufficient expertise in biology, then it may be possible to appoint specialists to moderate the Health and Social Care or Social Work Diploma but work may not be available until 2024-25 academic year.

If you think you have what it takes to become an OCN London Access to HE moderator, please email an up-to-date CV to sarah@ocnlondon.org.uk

We partner with