Outline

The Assessor Coach role has emerged within the Education and Training Sector over the last 30 years, originally as a result of the implementation of vocational or competence-based 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 education and training landscape as well as in any employer setting. They may, for example, coach and assess apprentices, trainees or new recruits in the workplace, commensurate with their own level of experience and qualifications, as required by their employer or their sector. They 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.

Assessor/coaches work co-operatively with other education and training professionals (such as teachers, human resource professionals and mentors/supervisors in the workplace) in supporting the learner’s development of vocational competence and the wider skills that relate to employability and professionalism.  

Assessment

Mandatory qualifications:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • Level 1 Safeguarding
  • Functional Skill Level 2 in English (unless previously achieved)
  • Functional Skill Level 2 in mathematics (unless previously achieved)
  • Functional skills Level 2 in ICT (unless previously achieved)

The standard will mainly be delivered on a 1:1 basis with supporting workshops for technical knowledge e.g. safeguarding. The college uses an e-portfolio system to record and monitor the learning journey and to collect the evidence for the showcase, this could include peer observations, witness testimony, documentary evidence, case histories and reflective accounts.

End Point Assessment:

  • Showcase of exemplary practice
  • Observation of practice with two different learners
  • Professional discussion (based on the showcase)

Entry Requirements

  • A qualification, at an appropriate level, and relevant up-to-date experience in the candidate’s vocational/subject specialism.
  • English and maths – level 2
  • Apprentices must be in suitable employment have the opportunity to develop all required knowledge, skills and behaviours aligned to this apprenticeship standard.

Fees

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Eligibility depends on both the course you have chosen to study and your individual circumstances.

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Assessor Coach

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Frontier House

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N/A

Academic Yr

21/22

Fee

£

Name

Assessor Coach

Available At

Frontier House

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N/A

Academic Yr

22/23

Fee

£

Name

Assessor Coach

Available At

Frontier House

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N/A

Academic Yr

23/24

Fee

£

Name

Assessor Coach

Available At

Frontier House

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N/A

Academic Yr

24/25

Fee

£

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