Training Scheme for New Inspectors

To facilitate the development of the accreditation services and the growth of membership Eaquals invites applications to become an Eaquals inspector. We are looking for expert practitioners with considerable experience in language centre management. Successful applicants will follow a training programme which will be delivered online and offered free of charge.

Eaquals inspectors are language education professionals with considerable managerial and international experience. Before being appointed they undergo training and must demonstrate a good knowledge of the Eaquals Inspection Schemes together with the capacity to objectively evaluate an institution’s performance against the Quality Standards. and communicate the inspection results in an appropriate way. They are required to follow the prescribed inspection procedures, comply with the principles of Eaquals inspections and respect the Terms and Conditions for inspectors.

The training programme

The programme will be delivered online and will include input sessions, familiarisation tasks, standardisation assignments, shadowing an online inspection and on-the-job training (face-to-face inspection). The programme will focus on the main Scheme (Version 7.2). There will also be two webinars to present the Scheme for Higher Education Institutions and the Scheme for Online Providers emphasising the synergy between the three schemes and highlighting the main differences Click here for the Outline of the training programme.

Application Procedure

  • Complete the Application form and submit it together with a CV to Anna Andor, Eaquals Services Manager, at aandor@eaquals.org
  • All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt/within 24 hours. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact us at aandor@eaquals.org
  • Closing date for applications is 31 May 2021
  • Successful applicants will receive an interview invitation on 4 June 2021 with interviews held on week of 14 June 2021.
  • Interviews will be conducted by the Eaquals Director of Accreditation and Consultancy, and two members of the Accreditation Panel.

Requirements for becoming Eaquals inspector

Essential

  • qualifications for and extensive experience in language teaching
  • experience in language centre management
  • a good knowledge of the day-to-day operations of language centres in different contexts
  • capacity to analyse an institution’s performance
  • familiarity with quality assurance schemes
  • competence in English: minimum requirement C1 level including the ability to write a report in English
  • good intercultural and communication skills
  • attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines

Desirable

  • experience of working in the university sector
  • familiarity with blended and online language programmes
  • experience in other quality assurance schemes
  • competence in one main European language other than English and/or in one of the following languages: Arabic, Japanese, Korean or Mandarin

Before applying please review the Terms and Conditions for Eaquals inspectors