Kaplan – Examiner roles for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam

Posted on 20th January 2021
Specialism Education
Deadline 12th February 2021

Job Description

Kaplan – Examiner roles for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam

Read the full details and register your interest here.

In 2018, Kaplan were appointed as the independent assessment organisation for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) which will be introduced in 2021. This will be the centralised assessment that all those wishing to qualify as a Solicitors of England and Wales will take, as existing routes to qualification are phased out.

With the design of the new assessment finalised, we are now ready to expand our extended team of legal experts, ahead of delivery of the first assessment in November 2021.

We are looking for talented individuals to assist with the development and delivery of both parts of the assessment, SQE1 launch and SQE2 launch, across all areas of law, on a casual, freelance and permanent basis.

Assessment / question writers (SQE1)

As a question writer for SQE1, we’ll be looking to utilise your experience to create single best answer multiple choice questions. These will test a candidate’s ability to apply fundamental legal principles and rules to realistic client-based and ethical problems and situations, across the areas of law contained in the SQE1 assessment specification.

Assessment / question writers (SQE2)

Question writers for SQE2 will prepare scenario based questions for the range of written and oral assessment stations in SQE2 – client interview and attendance note/legal analysis, advocacy, legal research, legal writing, legal drafting and case and matter analysis.

Markers (SQE2)

As a marker you’ll be marking the written answers to the SQE2 assessments, using a detailed marking guide and your professional judgement. We will also ask you to attend markers’ meetings.

Assessors (SQE2)

As an assessor you’ll be taking a leading role on the SQE2 oral assessment days by assessing candidates’ in their advocacy assessments. To be an assessor you’ll need to be available on the days of the assessment and take part in calibration shortly before the assessment.

You will need to be a solicitor to do any of the roles above.

The work for all of these roles is offered on a casual, ad hoc basis meaning you can pick and choose which dates work best for you.

Are you a solicitor and interested in working in any of these examiner roles? Register your interest here today by completing the form.  If the information you provide indicates that you may be suitable, we will contact you in due course to provide further information and invite you to attend an information event.

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