Intrinsic Training Solutions delivers this level 4 apprenticeship for the role of Assessor -Coach. Leading training provider Intrinsic Training Solutions specialises in the delivery of this apprenticeship. Holding approval with several leading Awarding Organisations we need to meet their high Quality stringent criteria. One way of doing this is to train our own staff who already have industry knowledge to support the requirement of the Assessor – Coach.
The Assessor – Coach  (ACs) 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 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 Sector (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.

Within the sector, ‘coaching’ is seen as a more complex set of interpersonal skills, compared with ‘mentoring’.  It is more learner-centred, exploring the learner’s understanding and needs rather than simply giving advice. (See the Level 3 Learning Mentor Standard for further clarification about these two different roles.)

For further details about this apprenticeship please contact Philip Wadsworth at Intrinsic Training Solutions by telephoning: 014872845358 or by emailing: enquiries@intrinsictraining.com. Alternatively please complete our contact form leaving specific details of your enquiry. Philip Wadsworth will contact you within two working days of receiving your enquiry.

Professional behaviours. The Assessor-Coach will:

  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
  • On-programme Support and Development
  • Safeguarding: Apprentices must achieve a minimum of Level 1 Safeguarding, before End Point Assessment (EPA) – via an accredited qualification, identified as being suitable by their employer.
  • A Recommended On-Programme Assessment Cycle
    During their 15 months on-programme, apprentices need to develop confidence and competence in all aspects of the Standard. In the Education and Training Sector, this is achieved through ongoing formative assessment and quarterly cycles of review, to prepare the apprentice for the key outcomes necessary for successful EPA. It is helpful for apprentices to develop and maintain a portfolio, (a log or record of activity) that informs the Showcase. This Showcase will be developed by the apprentice, on programme, to demonstrate their exemplar practice in achieving the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the Standard through the 6 Themes/Synoptic areas identified on pages 9-10 The Professional Discussion (PD) methodology
    in the EPA, is informed by this Showcase, submitted to the End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for the Independent Assessor (IA) to undertake a desk-based evaluation prior to EPA

Qualifications outcomes must include:

  • Level 1 Safeguarding
    Apprentices may have achieved maths, English and ICT skills at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE Grade C, or above) prior to commencing their apprenticeship. Those that have not must achieve Level 2 Maths, English and ICT skills before taking the end-point assessment.

Employers may also wish candidates to achieve appropriate additional qualifications in Education and Training, including coaching.

Progression opportunities:
The Assessor – Coach may be eligible to progress onto a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation.

Review
The apprenticeship standard should be reviewed after a maximum of 3 years.

For further details about this apprenticeship please contact Philip Wadsworth at Intrinsic Training Solutions by telephoning: 014872845358 or by emailing: enquiries@intrinsictraining.com. Alternatively please complete our contact form leaving specific details of your enquiry. Philip Wadsworth will contact you within two working days of receiving your enquiry.