As an Assessor Coach, you will be a dual professional, using your up-to-date professional knowledge and skills to support vocational and professional development across the formal education and training sector as well as in any employer setting, and at any level.
You may for example, coach and assess apprentices, trainees or new recruits (ranging from young entrants, to new CEOs) in the workplace. As an Assessor Coach you will assess vocational learners, usually on a one-to-one basis, in a range of learning environments.
Your coaching skills involve complex communication techniques to actively listen, provide feedback and to engage learners in planning their individualised learning programme. These skills are also integral to assessing learners’ competence in relation to work-related/industry standards and life skills.
As an Assessor Coach, you will work co-operatively with other Education and training sector professionals (such as teachers, human resource professionals and mentors/supervisors in the workplace) in supporting the learner’s development of vocational competence and the wider skills that relate to employability and professionalism.
Employers set their own entry requirements which may include:
You will be allocated a Skills & Development Coach who will support and guide you for the duration of your apprenticeship. The apprenticeship programme will be delivered as blended learning. Blended learning is a combination of both online and face to face delivery. You will need to have good internet access and a suitable device such as a smart phone, laptop, or tablet to work on. Microsoft Teams is used for coaching sessions and ZOOM is currently used for taught sessions. Please discuss accessibility with your employer as these applications are required, in order for you to complete your training.
It take a minimum of 15 months to complete this apprenticeship during which you will participate in training, development and on-going review activities. These typically include:
During your apprenticeship you will develop the following professional behaviours, knowledge and skills:
As an Assessor Coach, you will:
As an Assessor Coach, you will be able to:
As an Assessor Coach, you will understand:
Your employer will make the decision as to when you are ready to undertake the end point assessment
Before going forward for end point assessment you must have:
Following successful completion of the Gateway, you will proceed to end point assessment (EPA).
The EPA is undertaken by an independent assessment organisation chosen by your employer.
The End Point assessment components are:
Your overall grade of Fail, Pass or Distinction will be determined by the End Point Assessment organisation.