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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, workplace students and workshop training. 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 or L2 Award in Assessing Competence in the Workplace
  • 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

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.

 

Entry requirements

  1. Candidates may have achieved maths, English and ICT skills at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE Grade C, or above) prior to commencing their training. Those that have not must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.
  2. A qualification, at an appropriate level, and relevant up-to-date experience in the candidate’s vocational/subject specialism.
  3. Many candidates will already possess a Level 3 qualification in Assessing. Depending on the specific education and training context, employers (and/or Awarding Organisations) may require candidates without an Assessor qualification, to achieve this prior to completion of their apprenticeship.

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

The Standard consists of the following:

  1. Plan coaching and assessment
  2. Deliver coaching and support using effective coaching practice
  3. Assess learners using effective vocational assessments
  4. Support quality improvement

 

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. The end-point assessment consists of:

  1. Submission of a showcase of exemplary practice
  2. A professional discussion informed by the showcase
  3. Observations of assessor-coach practice followed by question and answer

 

 

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
  • the Assessor-Coach may be eligible to progress onto a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Louise Rea-Allen

Louise Rea-Allen

Career swap part-time student lands teachers’ job

Part-time postgraduate student Louise Rae Allen says Derby College helped her land the teaching job she longed for from childhood.
Psychology graduate Louise, 29, from Ambergate, was taken on by Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Ashbourne while she works towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Louise, who has dreamed of being a teacher from the age of 11, switched direction after working for five years as a careers co-ordinator at Queen Elizabeth.
She chose the course because it gave her the flexibility to study part-time, while continuing to work, and because of the strong reputation of its tutors. In 2016, the college achieved an "Outstanding" Ofsted rating for PGCE provision.
Louise is completing a two year part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Post 14 in Compulsory Education.

She said: "I'm sure I wouldn't have been taken on as a teacher without taking the course.

"The college tutors are excellent, the quality of their teaching and feedback is always of a high standard. The sessions they deliver are intellectually challenging, interesting and engaging.


"A lot of us work full-time, and the tutors are flexible and supportive. They really go the extra mile."


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