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Level: 4

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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:

  • Level 1 in Safeguarding
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and ICT if you do not have these at entry (or their equivalent)
  • End Point Assessment to show you have evidenced the Apprenticeship Standards (conducted by an external End Point Assessment Centre)

Depending on role, your employer may also wish you to achieve:

  • A Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • A Level 3 Award in Education and Training or Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training which will develop your skillset in delivering effective training to groups

Entry requirements

  • The higher apprentice assessor-coach route to qualification offers a work-based route to developing and qualifying assessors, trainers, workshop demonstrators and coaches.

  • It contributes to succession planning and may alleviate recruitment issues in shortage subjects.

  • For schools and organisations required to pay the Apprenticeship Levy, it offers a return on that Levy and supports organisations to meet the Government target of employing apprentices.

Course Content

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:

  • Level 1 in Safeguarding
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and ICT if you do not have these at entry (or their equivalent)
  • End Point Assessment to show you have evidenced the Apprenticeship Standards (conducted by an external End Point Assessment Centre)

Depending on role, your employer may also wish you to achieve:

  • A Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • A Level 3 Award in Education and Training or Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training which will develop your skillset in delivering effective training to groups

How will I be assessed?

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 needs, although you will normally be required to attend College to achieve the Functional Skills qualifications.  There will be developmental observations of your practice.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

  • Secure a permanent position as an assessor-coach or related role in the FE and Skills Sector or in a private sector organisation which employs apprentices
  • Progress to a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or a full teaching role and qualification such as the Level 5 Certificate of Education
  • Progress to a Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance
  • Progress to a Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Kerry Armstrong

Kerry Armstrong

PGCE is springboard into full-time teaching job for PE teacher Kerry

Studying for her PGCE at Derby College has been the springboard PE teacher Kerry Armstrong needed to get her first job in teaching. Named an "Outstanding" student by her College lecturers, she is taking up her new full-time role at City of Derby Academy in Sinfin this September. Kerry, who has a degree in Sports Development and Coaching from Sheffield Hallam University, has been working as a curriculum support assistant at Springwell Community College in Chesterfield. This part-time role served as the starting point she required to access the two-year part-time PGCE course at the Roundhouse. Kerry, who is 25, could have taken a full-time PGCE course neared to her home in Sheffield, but she's pleased she chose Derby College. She was assessed as outstanding for her teaching across the professional standards, based on observations by her mentor and tutor on her ability to teach. Kerry, who plays at centre-half for a local football team in her spare time, is looking forward to starting her new teaching job. She said: "I'm a bit nervous about it but excited at the same time."

The facilities at the Roundhouse are really good and so was the standard of teaching. As I'd expected, the PGCE was quite difficult as it is a bit like doing a Masters. Everything was well explained by our lecturers, though, and you knew where to go for help if there was anything that you weren't sure about.

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