Psychology Module Tutor 


Reference number: JR237422

Location: Remote

Contract Type: Freelance

Salary: Competitive


We are looking for Psychology Module Tutors to join our team. 


We are seeking module tutors with a Psychology background to join our dynamic online faculty. In this role, you will lead and support the learning of our online students working in close collaboration with our university partner, the University of Essex. Further information on our programmes can be found at

We are looking for individuals with experience in any of the following subject areas:

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning in Psychology (introductory module with a focus on developing academic writing skills)

  • Forensic Psychology

  • Investigative Psychology

  • Cognitive Psychology

  • Developmental Psychology

  • Occupational psychology (including psychological assessment at work)

  • Clinical and Counselling Psychology

  • Research Methods

  • UG and/or PG Psychology Dissertation supervision


This is an excellent opportunity for Psychology Tutors looking to expand their skills and build their career with an industry leader. 

A detailed job description can be viewed here. If the link does not work for you, please copy and paste the following URL into your web browser:


What you’ll bring to the role 

You will have a strong academic background and practical applied experience in one or more of the relevant subject areas outlined above. You will also have experience of teaching and assessment on higher education programmes at postgraduate level as well as an enthusiasm for online learning.

Essential criteria

  • A PhD in a Psychology related area (we cannot accept tutors who have not completed their PhD unless they are applying for the Fundamentals of Effective Learning in Psychology module).

  • Experience of teaching and assessing at some/all levels 4-7 within the UK Higher Education sector.

  • A willingness to teach at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as required/appropriate to experience.

  • Excellent IT skills, primarily Word, Excel, PowerPoint and online meeting software.

  • Good interpersonal skills, comfortable liaising with academic colleagues, tutors and students both face-to-face and in a virtual environment.

  • Experience of working with students from a range of cultural backgrounds.

  • Excellent written communication skills in English.

  • Reliable internet connection.

  • We can only consider candidates who are UK residents. UK residency means you must reside in the UK for at least 183 days per tax year.

  • Due to the freelance nature of this role, we cannot accept applications from candidates on a student visa (previously a tier 4 visa).


What we do 


Kaplan Open Learning is one of the world’s largest and most experienced providers of online degree education. We currently work with two UK partner Universities to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Our students complete their studies through online learning using our interactive virtual classroom with rich multi-media resources which provide a gateway to a learning community supported by a dedicated academic and professional services team.  


Our mission is to continue to transform students’ lives and careers by delivering and expanding our suite of innovative, industry led and career enhancing higher education programmes. 



How to apply 

To apply please send an up-to-date CV and a covering letter showing how you meet our above-mentioned criteria by midnight on Sunday 28th April 2024

You will need to be available for the online New Tutor training that runs for 2 weeks. Dates to be decided. Most activities can be completed flexibly and asynchronously in your own time.

New Tutor Training is mandatory and the duration of the course is 2 weeks. However, this does not require you to be online for the whole of this period. Instead, you will engage in tasks and activities across the 2-week course such as the following:-

1. Engage with a discussion forum.

2. Complete the compulsory training - GDPR and Prevent Duty

3. Grade and provide feedback on an example student submission.

4. Read up on key KOL and University of Essex Online policies.

5. Complete quizzes, e.g., plagiarism quiz


Additional Application Information 

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, depending on the nature of the role, successful candidates may be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  

Application Support  

If you require support completing the application or wish to talk to someone about the role, please email the Recruitment Team

If you have any questions regarding the role itself, please contact

Disability Confident Scheme and Reasonable Adjustments 

At Kaplan International, we are committed to working in a diverse organisation and strive to provide equality of opportunity for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.  

Following the submission of an application, applicants will receive details of how to request their application be considered under our Disability Confident Scheme.  Applicants will also be given information on how to request reasonable adjustments if selected for interview. 

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