Many candidates will already possess a Level 3 qualification in Assessing. Depending on the specific education and training context, we may require candidates without an Assessor qualification, to achieve this prior to completion of their apprenticeship.
This role has emerged within the Education and Training Sector (ETS), over the last 30 years, originally as a result of the implementation of vocational qualifications and formalised work-based education and training. The Assessor-Coach 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.
What’s involved? Level 4 Assessor-Coach
This is a combined qualification and therefore involves a combination of demonstrating practical skills in a real working environment as well as understanding the knowledge and principles of the sector. Candidates will complete the following mandatory units along with a selection of optional units, chosen to match their specific job role. The Assessor-Coach apprenticeship requires the development of following professional behaviours, knowledge and skills:
Inspire, motivate and raise learners’ aspirations through their passion for the sector
Operate at all times to ethical and legal standards and within professional boundaries
Model and encourage mutual respect, displaying a deep understanding of equality and diversity, with and between learners, colleagues and appropriate agencies
Be resilient and adaptable when dealing with challenge and change, maintaining focus and self-control
Value the importance of maths, English and ICT skills in the learners’ future economic and social well-being
Evaluate and improve their own professional practice in relation to the Professional Standards for Teachers and Educators in the Education and Training Sector