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External Authenticator Opportunity






Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) on behalf of the 16 Education and Training Boards (ETBs) have established a new national directory of External Authenticators (EAs) for Further Education and Training programmes.

The External Authenticator provides independent confirmation of fair and consistent assessment of learners in accordance with QQI requirements and reports on consistency of assessment results with national standards.

An informative online briefing event is currently available on the ETBI website, in which the requirements for the role and the application process will be explained.

Previous External Authentication experience is desirable but not essential. Interested individuals should have experience of delivering or assessing programmes leading to QQI awards, or associated industry expertise (5 years).

This EA Directory will serve those services in Education and Training Boards providing programmes leading to QQI awards.




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Please be advised that the EA Briefing session has been deactivated until further notice in order to address current waitlists and will be reinstated at a future date towards the end of 2021.

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