Qualifications Development Manager


Operations and External Affairs
UAL - High Holborn, London UK
Full time
UAL Awarding Body

19 July 2020 23:55

7 August 2020
£46,423.00 - £55,932.00 per annum

Reporting to the Head of Qualifications and Assessment Design, the Qualifications Development Manager is responsible for the design, development and review of all qualifications and assessments that comprise UAL Awarding body portfolio.

The role ensures that we develop qualifications for which there is demand and that deliver income for the organization. The role also balances commercial demands with quality and validity, ensuring that qualifications are fit for purpose and support students to progress to further or higher education or employment.

This role operates within a challenging external environment that is highly regulated and requires a high level of technical/specialist skills, excellent project management, stakeholder engagement, and people skills.

The Qualifications Manager will ensure that all UAL Awarding Body qualifications satisfy the requirements of regulators and funders including Ofqual, CCEA, Qualifications Wales, the Department for Education, the Quality Assurance Agency for HE, the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and the Higher Education Funding Council and any other relevant agencies and bodies.

UAL Awarding Body, a department within the University, believes in transformative education. We design and award creative qualifications for students in Further Education (FE) that empower and inspire educators to help students reach their potential.

UAL Awarding Body is regulated by Ofqual, CCEA and Qualifications Wales. We currently offer qualifications in art and design, fashion, creative media, music and performing and production arts at levels 1 to 4. We are also the UK’s leading provider of the Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Studies. Our qualifications have high retention and achievement rates because they are flexible, responsive and relevant to industry needs, and facilitate student progression

Demonstrates expert knowledge, understanding and experience of running a qualification development function and/or designing and developing qualifications on the QCF or RQF.

Demonstrates expert knowledge, understanding and experience of fit-for-purpose and valid assessments, particularly around key and emerging categories of qualifications and assessment:  e.g. T levels, Technical qualifications, A’levels and GCSEs, Applied Generals

A comprehensive understanding of the systems, processes and timelines of regulators and funders, including guidance documents and online systems for Awarding Organisations from the Department for Education (LARS), Ofqual (RITS), CCEA, Qualifications Wales, Education and Skills Funding Agency and UCAS.

Regulatory knowledge: understanding of the regulatory requirements and governmental policies that affect our product portfolio

Knowledge of, or interest in, the Arts, design or creative industries.

Significant experience of manager role in an Ofqual, CCEA or Qualifications Wales regulated Awarding Organisation.

A proven track record of designing, developing and reviewing Ofqual, CCEA or Qualifications Wales regulated qualifications

Ability to use primary and secondary research and other techniques to support the creation of high-quality and innovative qualifications and assessment

 Experience of devising, negotiating, agreeing and managing contracts, in collaboration with legal experts, and has an understanding of intellectual property rights.

 Ability to develop and maintain productive and enduring relationships with internal and external stakeholders

 Ability to deliver projects to plan, on-time and on budget to agreed quality standards.

 Understanding / experience of innovative approaches to assessment and assessment delivery

If you have any queries you may contact OEA Recruitment Team via email OEAstaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk 

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.