Careers at The College

Specialist Practioner & Exam Access Arrangements Assessor

Here at Bournemouth & Poole College, we are looking to recruit an Specialist Practitioner & Exam Access Arrangements Assessor on a full-time, permanent basis. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of up to £38,056 per annum.

At Bournemouth & Poole College our staff are passionate and committed to achieve the very best outcomes for our students – we transform lives. We recognise and value our people as our most important asset in achieving each of the strategic outcomes within our College’s Strategic Plan. We believe it is through our people that an excellent student experience will be delivered, and this will have a positive impact in our local community. We value inclusion and we are committed to the promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion, ensuring we have a diverse, skilled, and motivated workforce who are empowered and engaged. This makes our College a unique, vibrant and rewarding place to work.

Bournemouth & Poole College
Student Inclusion & Support
Contract Type
Employment Basis
Full time
Contracted working hours
Poole, North Road, BH14 0LS
£36,426 - £38,056 per annum.
Closing date

The Role: 

As a Specialist Practitioner & Exam Access Arrangements Assessor, you will identify the needs of learners across the College on all programmes, including Higher Education and Apprenticeships. You will provide advice and support to colleagues in implementing reasonable adjustments in order to increase the independence of learners.


Responsibilities as our Specialist Practitioner & Exam Access Arrangements Assessor will include: 

  • Responsibility for completing Exam Access Arrangement (EAA) Assessments for students across College working with small groups and individual students as part of a team of assessors
  • Collating evidence and completion of high quality EAA paperwork e.g. Form 8/Form 9s and file notes for processing
  • Ensuring student records systems are kept up to date with information including SEND support profiles and strategies and tracking assessment progress
  • Supporting lecturers in assessing the suitability of individual students for particular courses or qualifications
  • Working with a caseload of students who may require an EHCP (Education, Health & Care Plan) to request assessments, working with external professionals and colleagues to collate evidence and complete initial reports
  • Assisting the Exam Arrangements Advisors in ensuring quality standards/regulations are met, in liaison with the Exams Office and the examination boards. EAA Assessor post holders need to formally update their knowledge of access arrangements annually
  • Contributing to the development of a wide range of materials and resources to support SEND provision and practice including the use of assistive technology
  • Providing support and advice to students who may need signposting to further services for example DSA (Disabled Students Allowance) or GP services


As our Specialist Practitioner & Exam Access Arrangements Assessor, you’ll ideally have: 

  • Level 2 (or equivalent) English and Maths
  • Teaching Qualification, Specialist Practioner Qualification or equivalent SEND qualification
  • L7 qualification in teaching and assessing for Exam Access Arrangements e.g. PAPAA
  • Demonstrate evidence of practice in working with students who have learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Current experience of EAA assessment
  • Competent in Microsoft Office applications and using assistive technology in exams
  • Knowledge of learning difficulties and disabilities and an in depth understanding of the effects on learning
  • Knowledge of assessment principles and practices
  • Knowledge of JCQ regulations


Benefits you will receive: 

As a member of the teaching team at Bournemouth & Poole College you can expect to receive a market rate salary and excellent benefits including:

  • 39.5 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • up to 4 days leave during the Christmas closure period
  • Free parking at all of our college sites (where spaces are available)
  • Access to Discount Schemes at multiple retailers
  • Enrolment into the Teachers' Pension Scheme
  • Excellent support and career development with the help of our Teaching and Learning Coaches and Quality department


If you feel you are the right candidate for this Specialist Practitioner & Exam Access Arrangements Assessor role, then please click ‘apply’ now!

Closing Date: 03 July 2024

We reserve the right to close this post early if there is a high level of applicants.


The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks which includes an enhanced DBS check as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.