Derby College offers a range of high quality education programmes and works in partnership with the University of Derby. Its Academy of Professional Education, Training and Development provision was graded outstanding by an Ofsted inspection in December 2015.
Building on this success, Derby College is offering a new and innovative route to qualifying as an assessor, trainer, workshop demonstrator and/or coach in the education and training sector. Achieving the Higher Apprenticeship Assessor-Coach qualification will enable you to develop and assess apprentices and workplace students. With apprenticeships expected to expand significantly, this will enhance your employment opportunities and employability. We can tailor the learning to meet your job role and the needs of your employer.
In order to evidence the Apprenticeship Standards and become an outstanding assessor-coach who has a positive impact on apprentice development, you will work towards a set of qualifications bespoke to your needs and the needs of your employer. You must achieve:
Depending on role, your employer may also wish you to achieve:
You will have study time to work with your assessor one-to-one and attend small group teaching workshops. This will support you to prepare for end-point assessment, consisting of professional discussion and observation. This is conducted by an independent end-point assessment centre.
Learning time is organised on a flexible basis to accommodate your employer’s needs and your own needs, although you will normally be required to attend College to achieve the Functional Skills qualifications. There will be developmental observations of your practice.
Derby College student Bethany Heyman never expected to get her first job as a teaching assistant at the first attempt.
Bethany, who is due to gain her Level 3 Teaching and Learning Assistant qualification in the next few weeks, applied for her newrole at a local primary school purely for the interview practice.
She knew she was up against applicants with much more experience and didn't think for one minute that she would be offered the job. But Bethany, who had been on a TA placement at another school, was successful and starts her new role at Howitt Primary School in Heanor after Easter.
Bethany, who is 26 and from Smalley, previously worked as a beauty therapist but decided on a change of career after having her daughter, who is now eight.
She wanted a job with hours which fitted in with being a mum, and she had always fancied working in a school.
Being a TA is very rewarding. I Iove seeing the progress the children have made and knowing that I've had some input in getting them to that stage. My hours of work are also much better now and It's lovely having more time to spend with my daughter.
I'm really grateful to my Derby College tutors for their knowledge and for all the support they've given me. I'd definitely recommend the course.