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Open College Network West Midlands is committed to providing a real living wage and equal opportunities in employment.

We positively welcome your application irrespective of your gender, race, disability, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sexuality, gender identity, marital status, responsibility for dependants, religion, trade union activity and age.

Access to Higher Education Curriculum Area Moderators

Contract: as a consultant

We are seeking self-employed individuals to join our pool of Curriculum Area Moderators for Access to Higher Education.

The role involves the External Quality Assurance of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diplomas, which are regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). The role may at times involve quality monitoring visits to Centres therefore a driving licence and means of independent travel is essential.

We are accepting applications from all areas, but particularly interested to recruit experts in the following subject areas:

  • Biological Science
  • Education Studies
  • Engineering
  • Health Studies
  • ICT and Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science

Applicants must:

  • Be qualified to Level 4 in the subject area that they wish to Moderate.
  • Have experience of the Access to Higher Education Diploma or Higher Education.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word, email and internet usage.
  • Have access to a reliable internet connection.

Ideally, applicants will also hold or be working towards:

  • A qualification in External Quality Assurance.


For more information, please contact Pam Stanway, Access Manager, on

To apply, please send a CV to


Closing date: 15 July 2022.



External Quality Assurers

Contract: as a consultant

We are recruiting professionals who wish to become External Quality Assurers (EQA) for our regulated qualifications.

We welcome applications from all sectors, but we are particularly keen to hear from people with the following expertise:

Construction with specialism in one or more of the following;

  • roofing
  • plastering
  • tiling
  • plant operations
  • formwork operations
  • wood occupations
  • interior systems 
  • controlling lifting operations


Forest Schools 

Dog Grooming 

Medical technologies 



If you would like more information about becoming an EQA please contact the Quality team on

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