Become an examiner with Pearson
As an awarding organisation Pearson mark over 9 million exam papers a year worldwide, covering more than 150 different qualifications including: GCSE, International GCSE, AS, A level, International AS/A level, BTEC, T Level, End Point Assessment, NVQ and more.
To do this, we work with over 16,500 assessment experts each year, and you could be one of them.
Pearson has many exciting opportunities for teachers and experts to join our assessment associate* workforce and we currently have vacancies for a wide range of roles.
*Assessment associate is a term we use for those involved in assessment work for Pearson, for example, examiners or external verifiers.
- Development – develop a deeper level of understanding and knowledge in your subject area and the assessment process, building your confidence as a teacher and examiner.
- Flexibility – work remotely, have flexibility around your current commitments and increase your annual income.
- Help your students to progress – gain insight into the assessment process which will in turn help you to prepare learners for exams.
- Networking – widen your network with education professionals from all different backgrounds. Share great ideas and build a support network.
- Share your expertise – share your assessment expertise and unique insights with your whole department to encourage a consistent approach to marking across your team.
- Progression – with more experience there will be opportunities to progress to senior assessment roles which can help you, your students and your own professional development.
For most of our examiner roles you will need to have:
- 1 year of teaching experience gained within the last 8 years
- a degree and relevant teaching qualification or equivalent in your chosen subject
- a reference from a senior professional within the establishment you have gained your teaching experience.
For some of our vocational qualifications, we require occupational experience rather than teaching experience and a degree/teaching qualification is not required. For further information on specific requirements, view the detailed description of the vacancy you wish to apply for.
We’ve also created some frequently asked questions to help answer other queries you may have about becoming and examiner for Pearson.
> Read the frequently asked questions (PDF, 0.12 MB)
We’ll provide you with full training and support to become an examiner.
- A dedicated helpdesk for assessment associates.
- Training events for new examiners and regular standardisation activities/events.
- Extensive guidance and support documents.
- Established associate support network (support from dedicated senior examiners).
Register for an account for the Associate Gateway (using a personal email address).
Browse vacancies and submit your application.
Recruitment team review applications.
Receive and accept contract and attend training.
Ready to get started?
Need any help?
We've created some frequently asked questions that should cover all your queries. However, you can also contact us directly should you need further assistance.
Read the frequently asked questions (PDF, 0.12 MB)
At Pearson we always seek to hire the best people who share our values, drive initiatives and improve results. We are committed to ensuring equality at every stage of recruitment. Having a diverse workforce is really important to us and we are working closely with the following organisations and inclusion standards:
Discover the benefits of working with Pearson as an assessment associate and find out what roles are available.
We asked a number of our associates to talk about their experience of being an associate.
We wanted to know how they become involved in the work and what the biggest challenges were. We also wanted their opinions on how being an associate impacts their teaching career and day-to-day teaching in schools.
Conflict of interest
You may have been contacted by the Pearson Associate Recruitment team asking to provide a reference for an individual that has applied for one of our Pearson assessment associate vacancies. Alternatively, you may be an employer looking to obtain a reference for one of our Pearson assessment associates.
If either of these scenarios are applicable to you, please complete our References form and a member of the Associate Recruitment team will contact you with further details about your/our request if needed.