Intrinsic Training delivers Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard for the role of Assessor Coach
The Assessor Coach (ACs):
Using the apprentice’s up-to-date professional occupational knowledge and skills to assess and support colleagues in the workplace to encourage professional development in any employment, and at any level. The Assessor – Coach (ACs) role has developed as a requirement for trainers or experienced members of staff to train colleagues enabling the trainer to achieve a recognised qualification.
The apprentice assessor coach may, for example, assess – coach apprentices, trainees or new recruits (ranging from young entrants, to new managers) in the workplace, using their own level of industrial experience and qualifications, as required by their employer or their sector.
Coaching skills include important communication techniques in actively listen, provide feedback to engage learners in planning their individualised learning programme. These skills are also important in assessing learners’ competence in-relation to work-related/industry standards and life skills.
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On-programme Support and Development:
- An On-Programme Assessment plan will be agreed on starting this apprenticeship.
- During the 15 months on-programme, apprentices will develop confidence and competence in all
aspects of the assessor coach role meeting the apprenticeship standard.
- Achieved through ongoing coaching/support formative assessment and quarterly progress reviews, to prepare the
apprentice for the key outcomes necessary for successful EPA.
- The apprentice will develop and maintains a personal portfolio,
(a log or record of activity) that will form the Showcase.
- The Showcase is developed for the EPA by the apprentice, on programme, this demonstrates their
exemplar practice in completing and achieving the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the Standard through the
- The Professional Discussion (PD) which is part of the EPA, is prepared using this Showcase,
submitted to the End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for the Independent Assessor (IA)
to undertake a desk-based evaluation prior to the EPA.
Mandatory Qualifications to be achieved by Assessor Coach:
- Safeguarding: Apprentices must achieve a minimum of Level 1 ( up to level 3 is available) Safeguarding, before End Point Assessment (EPA) – with agreement of their employer.
- Must achieve Level 2 Maths, English and ICT skills before taking the end-point assessment.
- Apprentices may have achieved maths, English and ICT skills at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE Grade C, or above) prior to commencing their apprenticeship. however full GCSE certificates must be presented on starting the apprenticeship to ascertain the certificate is acceptable. Should the certificate be rejected then functional skills will need to be achieved.
- Many apprentices will already possess a Level 3 qualification in assessing. Depending on the specific education and training context, employers (and/or Awarding Organisations) may require apprentices without an Assessor qualification, to achieve this prior to completion of their apprenticeship.
- A qualification, at an appropriate level, and relevant up-to-date experience in the apprentice’s vocational/subject specialism is required.
Coaching Compared to Mentoring:
Employers may also wish the apprentice to achieve an appropriate additional qualification in Education and Training, including coaching. 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.)
The Assessor – Coach may be eligible to progress onto a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation. Refer to the Education and Training Foundation website link below.
For Further Details:
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