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Assessor / Coach Higher Apprenticeship Level 4

Why study this course?

This is a 15 month apprenticeship for new staff who work in an Assessor / Coach role. This person will be coaching and assessing vocational learners (often apprentices), usually on a one-to-one basis, in a range of classroom and work based learning environments in the Education and Training Sector (ETS) and wider employment settings. ETS includes work-based/independent training provision; further, adult and higher education; offender learning and the voluntary sector. An Assessor / Coach will work co-operatively with other ETS or professionals (such as teachers, human resource professionals and mentors/supervisors in the workplace) in supporting the learners development of vocational competence and the wider skills that relate to employability and professionalism.

What will I study?

The Assessor / Coach will be able to:

• Plan coaching and assessment
• Deliver coaching support
• Assess learners
• Support quality improvement

What will I be able to do after I complete this course?

You may want to progress on to further qualifications specific to your work; there are a wide range of qualifications relevant to the ETS sector. Or you could seek recognition of your prior learning to achieve entry, credit transfer or advanced standing for a higher education qualification at university.

Future careers:
Progression within the sector onto a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through building your own portfolio of evidence which will include observations, reflective accounts, professional discussion, Q&A, Recognition of Prior Learning (recognising with your employer what skills you have learnt in the workplace), a research project and other methods, all of which will be completed online using the Colleges Virtual Learning Environment.

Is there anything else I need to know when considering this course?

You need to be aged over 19 and your attendance in College will be subject to a functional skills assessment.