Assessing vocational competence is a critical role in education and training and achieving this qualification will ensure quality assurance within the assessment process. It involves supporting students and assessing outside the work environment to enable them to achieve their qualification.
The course will be delivered via workshops and 1-1 tutorials, all on a flexible basis, to suit your needs. Your assessor will visit you in the workplace every three to four weeks and provide advice, guidance and support to enable you to collect evidence to achieve the qualification.
What are the benefits?
You have 36 weeks (from enrolment) to complete this qualification. The course will be delivered via workshops and 1-1 tutorials, on a flexible basis.
The course design enables you to become an excellent assessor/apprenticeship trainer. It develops your knowledge, skills and professional behaviours. The specific units that you work towards are:
You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence to prove competency and good practice. This will include you gathering naturally occurring evidence, with some of the following assessment methods: assessment of learners in simulated environments, skills tests, oral and written questions, assignments, projects, case studies and recognising prior learning. You will develop an e-portfolio (Onefile).
You will implement what you have learnt in the workplace and improve your practice as an assessor. You can develop your skills to enable effective assessment with the new Apprenticeship Standards and End-point Assessment. You will have the ability to reflect on and select appropriate assessment methods to apply in dynamic or diverse workplace environments.
You can also progress to the following qualifications:
PE teacher Leah Kellogg is pleased to be back at the school where she first worked as a teaching assistant seven years ago.
Leah was among six TA apprentices who took part in a pilot programme run by Bemrose School and Derby College in 2011 – and the experience convinced her to go into teaching. As someone who loves sport,
Leah specialised in supporting students with PE activities, and after her apprenticeship, went on to the University of Derby to train as a teacher.
Leah, whose sister is Olympic badminton player Donna Kellogg, plays a lot of sport outside school.
She keeps goal for Derby County FC and is also an all-rounder with Derbyshire County Cricket team.
She said: "It's tiring sometimes going out to train when I get home from school but playing for both teams helps in my job. The students seem to like that I play cricket and football for the county. They can see for themselves that if you work hard at your sport you can achieve that level."
I enjoyed my TA placement and found that it really helped me prepare for university. I liked that the course was interactive and very hands-on. I much prefer being active rather than stuck in a classroom.
The lecturers at Derby College were very helpful and regularly came out to Bemrose to watch us give our classes.