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Level 4 Apprenticeship in Assessor/Coach

Apprenticeship


Course Overview

This apprenticeship programme includes learning about the primary role of an Assessor/Coach, who manages the assessment of individuals to ensure they are ready for internal or external exams and other qualifications.


The apprentice will cover how to communicate constructively and offer emotional intelligence towards others via one-to-ones or small groups, and how to create, modify and review individual learning plans, then receive guidance on assessment practice and coaching methods.


They will learn how to plan, stretch and provide feedback that enables their learner to grow in the workplace, industry, or develop their life skills. As part of the programme the apprentice will demonstrate working with colleagues and stakeholders, providing advice and guidance, and supporting with English and maths learning needs.


The apprentice will need to commit to one day a week at college and attend taught sessions as well as being observed in the workplace. 


This apprenticeship takes approximately 15 months for the apprentice to fully complete.

Course Content

Some of the core competencies the apprentice will learn include: liaising with employers and colleagues to support the learner’s development, giving timely feedback on the progress of relevant skills and knowledge, agreeing and recording targets and progression of learners complying with quality, confidentiality and data protection requirements, complying with awarding organisation requirements, and supporting peer review and quality assurance procedures.

The theory of coaching models will be explored as well as a range of assessment methods including using technology to aid  inclusive practice and show learner progress effectively. 

This qualification is suitable for candidates who can communicate effectively and can demonstrate impact and growth from their intervention.

Students will also gain a Level 2 Safeguarding qualification.

Entry Requirement

It’s open to all ages - not just school or college leavers, employed adults are eligible too. The course is for
anyone already working in the following job roles:
  • Apprenticeship Assessor
  • Training and Development Assessor
  • Assessment Officers
  • NVQ Assessor

It is available to anyone who coaches other staff members and students within an organisation and can
enhance learner progress in any industry.

Employers set their own entry specification but the apprentice will complete Maths and English functional
skills if they did not achieve GCSE grade 4 or above.

Assessment

The end point assessment has two components, there are two hours of observations and a portfolio that will showcase the apprentice's development that will lead to a professional discussion. 
During the programme there will be a series of observations and reviews as well as formative assessments and tasks in lessons. 


As part of this apprenticeship programme, the apprentice will learn and work on the employer
premises, as well as attending three hours of face-to-face lessons once a week at BCoT.

Where does this course lead to

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, with the transferable skills gained, the apprentice can progress
further within their profession and onto a Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes
and Practices qualification.

The apprentice may also wish to progress their training further and undertake other relevant qualifications such as the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, or the Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher, which relate to their role in the workplace.

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Course Outline

Course Code: JP11
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 2 Years
Start Date: TBC.
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