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Higher Apprenticeship Assessor-Coach – Level 4

Derby College Group 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 Group is offering a new and innovative route to qualifying as an assessor, trainer, workshop demonstrator and/or coach in the education and training sector.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Teacher Training, Coaching and Mentoring
Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 4
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

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Course Information for Students

Derby College Group 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 Group 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 your role, your employer may also wish you to achieve:

  • A Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement or Level 2 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.

 

  • Candidates may have achieved Maths, English and ICT qualifications at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grade C/4, or above) prior to commencing their training. Those that have not must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment
  • Candidates need a qualification, at an appropriate level, and relevant up-to-date experience in their vocational/subject specialism
  • 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

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, English 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 your 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

This course will be delivered in the workplace and on-site.

N/A

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 questions and answers
  • 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 also be eligible to progress to a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

The Assessor-Coach (AC) role has emerged within the Education and Training Sector (ETS) over the last 30 years, originally as a result of the implementation of vocational (competence-based) qualifications (notably NVQs) and formalised work-based education and training.

The AC is a dual professional, using their up-to-date professional knowledge and skills to support vocational and professional development across the formal ETS as well as in any employer setting, and at any level. They may, for example, coach and assess apprentices, trainees or new recruits (ranging from young entrants to new CEOs) in the workplace, commensurate with their own level of experience and qualifications, as required by their employer or their sector.  

ACs coach and assess vocational learners, usually on a one-to-one basis, in a range of learning environments.  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. 

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
  • An apprenticeship contract as an assessor-coach (or assessor) for a minimum of 21 months (incorporating 15 months study and end-point assessment).
  • A qualification, at an appropriate level, and relevant up-to-date experience in the candidate’s vocational/subject specialism.
  • Ideally an approved Level 2 in Maths and English (GCSE/Functional Skills).
  1. A caseload of apprentices, workplace learners or workshop learners
  2. Access to a specialist mentor to support the development of the apprentice
  1. Inspire, motivate and raise learners’ aspirations through their passion for the sector
  2. Operate at all times to ethical and legal standards and within professional boundaries
  3. Model and encourage mutual respect, displaying a deep understanding of equality and diversity, with and between learners, colleagues and appropriate agencies
  4. Be resilient and adaptable when dealing with challenge and change, maintaining focus and self-control
  5. Value the importance of maths, English and ICT skills in the learners’ future economic and social well-being
  6. Evaluate and improve their own professional practice in relation to the Professional Standards for Teachers and Educators in the Education and Training Sector
  • Level 1 Safeguarding qualification
  • Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT

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 questions and answers

Not necessarily.  We can offer one-to-one development and training in the workplace.  Some College-based workshops can be arranged too.

N/A

  • 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 also be eligible to progress to a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation.

  1. Assessor-Coach, workplace trainer or workshop trainer with an education and training provider
  2. Progression to a full teaching role with an education and training provider organisation

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call 01332 387421

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Vocational and Industrial Trainers and Instructors

£30463

Vocational and Industrial Trainers and Instructors

Teaching and Other Educational Professionals n.e.c.

£19024

Teaching and Other Educational Professionals n.e.c.

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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