Why should you join our team of writers?

Why should you join our team of writers?

At WJEC, we offer a variety of roles for teachers/lecturers, that they can complete alongside their day-to-day role. As we prepare to develop and deliver a new suite of GCSEs for Wales, our Qualification Development Team is recruiting additional writers and reviewers to help develop these new qualifications. These exciting and diverse roles offer a package of benefits, including the opportunity to enhance understanding of the specification and leading the development of new and innovative qualifications.

Q&A: Karen Vaughan Jones, specification writer at WJEC

To understand more about becoming a writer and the benefits on offer, we talk with current specification writer, Karen Vaughan Jones, a lecturer in Health and Social Care at Grwp Llandrillo Menai.

Tell us a bit about your role and experience?

I previously worked with WJEC as an examiner, and recently joined the team of writers supporting the development of a new Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care.

As a writer, I was responsible for developing two units for the new qualification, and the role has proved to be both varied and interesting.

What have been the benefits?

It has provided me with a valuable insight into how a qualification is put together, and all the work that goes into ensuring it equips learners with the skills and knowledge they need to progress.

When I initially joined the writing team, I had very limited experience of qualification development. But despite its complexities, the team at WJEC has guided me throughout with helpful and responsive support.

I found that my teaching experience was valued by the team, particularly my understanding of the materials that are useful in delivering a qualification. I tried to consider what I would want from a teaching, learning and assessment point of view, and this informed our approach to writing and developing support materials.

What would you say to anyone thinking of becoming a writer?

I would highly recommend other teachers and lecturers consider becoming writers for the Qualification Development Team. The role has enhanced my understanding of the qualification in a way that will benefit my students, while extending my own personal skillset.

To learn more about joining our team of writers, visit our recruitment webpage.

If you have any questions, please talk with our team today: qualificationdevelopment@wjec.co.uk