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.
The Assessor / Coach will be able to:
• Plan coaching and assessment
• Deliver coaching support
• Assess learners
• Support quality improvement
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.
Progression within the sector onto a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation.
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.
You need to be aged over 19 and your attendance in College will be subject to a functional skills assessment.