Flexible Vacancies

We’re looking for passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated people to join our current team of 150+ flexible workers.

At NCFE we want to make a difference in the world of education. We offer exciting and innovative qualifications across the whole of the UK. We want to make sure that the people doing these qualifications are getting the best quality education possible, by supportive quality assurance that adds value to the learners' experience. If you want to help us do this, there may be an opportunity for you to join us and become a flexible worker with NCFE.

External Quality Assurer Roles:

Do you have what it takes to be the face of NCFE?

NCFE, one of the UK’s fastest growing, most innovative qualification awarding organisations, is looking for passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated people to join our current team of flexible workers.

We offer exciting and innovative qualifications across the whole of the UK. We want to make sure that the people doing these qualifications are getting the best quality education possible, by supportive quality assurance that adds value to the learners' experience. If you want to help us do this, there may be an opportunity for you to join us and become a flexible worker with NCFE.

We have a number of opportunities for the following sector areas;

Sector Area/ Qualification

Job Information Pack

Hospitality & Catering – West Midlands | South East/London | East of England | North West

Engineering and Manufacturing Operations – East Midlands/East of England | South East/London | North West | West Midlands/South West

Sport Exercise and Fitness – South East/London | West Midlands | East Midlands | East of England

Business, IT and Sales – West Midlands

Prep for Life and Work – South East/London

Arts & Media –South East/London 

Job Information pack

Application form


As an External Quality Assurer you will be home based and support centres in your geographical area. It’s important that you live in one of the regions the role is being advertised for and are able to travel to cover a wide area.

A bit about the job…

As an External Quality Assurer (EQA) you’ll effectively manage the performance of centres in your allocated region to support regulatory compliance and maximise learner achievement. The main duties and responsibilities of the role are;

  • Deliver exceptional customer service to all NCFE customers, both internal and external
  • Carry out quality assurance reviews to centres and make sure that all appropriate systems and procedures meet NCFE’s requirements. These can include but are not limited to; Approval, Support or EQA.
  • Sample centres’ assessment, grading and monitoring procedures as required to ensure that the decisions are in accordance with NCFE’s requirements
  • Provide feedback and advice to centres where the criteria aren’t currently met and where the centre may wish to make further developments in their quality systems
  • Complete and submit the External Quality Assurer Report via online systems within the required timescale
  • Attend training events/conferences organised by NCFE.
  • Assist the Lead External Quality Assurer in finding suitable portfolios for standardisation
  • Organise and deliver bespoke training events as and when required and produce fit for purpose activities for the events

A bit about you…

We want you to:

  • Hold or be working towards recognised qualifications in External Quality Assurance
  • Have current or recent relevant work experience within the last 2 – 3 years
  • Meet the occupational competence requirements of the qualification being quality assured, as outlined in the relevant qualification specification
  • Be familiar with current information and guidance issued by the current regulators, (Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation) and by the Department for Education.
  • Have experience of undertaking quality assurance in a regulated environment.
  • Have current or recent experience of assessment and quality assurance
  • Be willing/able to travel extensively, as required
  • Have excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Be fully committed to on-going CPD in the occupational area in which you’ll be working
  • Have access to a PC/laptop with Windows XP or higher with internet connection
  • Hold a full Driving Licence.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is friendly and approachable
  • Is a pro-active problem solver and negotiator
  • Has a sense of humour
  • Is completely customer focused and passionate about education.

Interested? Here’s what you need to know…

If you think you have the skills to become an External Quality Assurer at NCFE, we’d love to hear from you! Send your current CV and a covering letter detailing the sector and area you would be willing to work in as well as the skills and relevant work experience which makes you suitable for the role.

What next?

We will review your CV and covering letter and if we want to take your application further, we’ll invite you to attend an interview either face to face, Skype or by telephone.

Induction events and Standardisation events

We will provide you with an informative induction and in addition, we’ll give you standardisation and qualification activities to complete. You will be in contact with other EQAs in your team, so you are able to share best practice, ask questions and discuss any challenges you are facing.

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Examiner Roles

We are currently recruiting for the following qualifications:

Sector Area / Qualification    

Job Information Pack / Application Form    

We are currently recruiting Examiners for the below list of qualifications:

We’re always looking to hear from anyone wishing to join our examining team, and as a result we operate a continuous and agile approach to recruitment. While some subjects may have more demand for examiners than others, we will gladly accept applications from potential examiners for any NCFE or CACHE qualifications. If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please send your completed application form to [email protected], including the details of all subjects you wish to be considered for and have occupational competence in. The subjects that we are open to receiving applications for are:

  • Art & Design
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Children & Young People
  • Craft
  • Early Years Educator
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Food & Cookery
  • Graphic Design
  • Health & Fitness
  • Health & Social Care
  • Interactive Media
  • Mathematics
  • Music Technology
  • Performance Skills

We’ll be in touch within 5 working days of receipt of a completed application form.

If you have any questions or would like any further information please feel free to get in touch with us using [email protected].

Examiner Job Pack V Certs

Flexible Worker Application Form



Assessment Associate Roles

Sector Area/ Qualification

Job Information Pack

Multiple Choice Question writers and reviewers for the NCFE CACHE Level 3 unit ‘Understand how to set up a home based childcare service (CYPOP5)’

We’re currently recruiting for Assessment Associates to write, review and scrutinise external assessments for the following subject areas:

  • Childcare and Education:
    • Early Years
    • Assisting Teaching
    •  Mentoring Students in Further and Higher Education
  • Health:
    •  Supporting the Adult Nursing Team
    • Supporting the Midwifery Team
    • Supporting the Theatre Team
    • Supporting the Mental Health Team
    • Supporting the care of Children and Young People
    • Supporting Therapy Teams
  • Healthcare Science:
    • Technical: Optical Care Services
    • Pharmacy Services
    • Assisting with Healthcare Sciences
    • Dental Technical Services
    • Technical: Prosthetic and Orthotic services
  • Science:
    • Technical: Laboratory Sciences
    • Technical: Food Sciences
    • Technical: Animal Sciences
    • Metrology Sciences
  • Essential Digital Skills
  • Technical Digital:
    • Digital Infrastructure
    • Network Cabling
    • Unified communications
    • Digital support
    • Data Technician
  • Health and Social Care
  • Engineering
  • Child Development and Care
  • Craft
  • Business and Enterprise
  • Interactive media
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Fitness

You’ll be required to produce/review external assessment content (question papers/tasks and mark schemes) that meet externally set criteria and NCFE qualification and assessment specification requirements.

Summary of skills and experience

  • You should have experience in teaching or assessing one of the subjects above or have recent relevant industry experience
  • Ideally (although not essential) you should have experience of writing and/or reviewing external assessment content (question papers/tasks and mark schemes) for GCSE/A Level or equivalent / related qualifications

 If you have the above experience in these subject areas, we’d love to hear from you!

How to apply

Please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter, detailing why you believe you are suitable for this role to [email protected]

Job Information Pack


We pay competitive rates and are happy to discuss them with you before you start the application process.

Need more information

If you would like more information before the application process, feel free to email [email protected].

Please note we do not accept speculative CVs.

Freelance Learning Resource Creators

NCFE are looking to recruit a number of freelance learning resource creators to develop our portfolio of classroom-based and e-learning resources.

If you have teaching experience from Entry Level to Level 5 in the following areas :-

  • Preparation for Life and Work
  • Health, Public Services and Care
  • Arts, Media and Publishing
  • Leisure, Travel and Tourism
  • Business, Administration, Finance and Law
  • Retail and Commercial Enterprise
  • Education and Training           
  • Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Or you’re a learning resources author, instructional designer or e-learning content developer, you’re just the person we’re looking for!    Competitive daily rates will be paid subject to terms and conditions.

If you are interested, please request an application form [email protected]