Aspiring and experienced external examiners are invited to take part in the professional development course for external examiners. This course has been developed as part of the Degree Standards project, led by the HEA and managed by HEFCE on behalf of the devolved administrations to explore, across all four nations, sector-owned processes focusing on professional development for external examiners. The course is currently free, and from January 2018, aspiring or experienced examiners can complete:

  • The blended design of the course, which is being delivered on a regional basis across the UK. This involves essential online work (typically about 3 hours) to be completed within two weeks prior to the one-day face-to-face workshop;


  • The fully online course, which is a five-week structured course involving around 4 hours each week to complete, including participating in online forums. To register for the course, or for further information, please select one of the following links:

Regional courses

London 29/01/18

Edinburgh 07/02/18

Birmingham 14/03/18

Cardiff 25/05/18

Online course

Online Jan-Feb 2018

Online Apr-May 2018

More details on the Degree Standards project can be found at:

We look forward to hearing from you.

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