Apprenticeship Standards Assessor / Coach (L4)
About this role
This level 4 apprenticeship standard is designed as a minimum 15 month programme and is for apprentices who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competences required to work in a Assessor/Coaching role.
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 (competence based) qualifications and formalised work-based education.
The Assessor Coach is a duel professional, using their up to date professional knowledge and skills to support vocational and professional development.
We provide a clear learning programme to take apprentices from entry through to the gateway for end-point assessment.
You can use our on-programme offer regardless of whether you are using Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation or not.
Individual employers may set any entry requirements which may include:
- (as a dual-professional) - a qualification, at an appropriate level, and relevant up-to-date experience in the candidate’s vocational/subject specialism.
Many candidates will already possess a Level 3 qualification in Assessing. Depending on the specific education and training context, employers (and/or Awarding Organisations) may require candidates without an Assessor qualification, to achieve this prior to completion of their apprenticeship.
Candidates may have achieved maths, English and ICT skills at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE Grade C, or above) prior to commencing their training. Those that have not must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.
There is a mandatory qualification for this apprenticeship standard - Level 1 Safeguarding
As both a vocational and academic awarding organisation, we can offer a wide range of English and maths qualifications in line with your standards’ requirements from Functional Skills through to GCSEs.
As an ESFA-approved Assessment Organisation, we provide a full range of assessment services, resources and support from our experienced EPA team to equip you and your learners with the diverse requirements of the apprenticeship standards.
You can use Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation, regardless of whether you choose to use our on-programme offer or not.
There are two components that make up end-point assessment for the Assessor Coach apprenticeship.
- Observations followed by questions and answers - this includes two Assessor Coach sessions with a minimum of 2 different learners, totalling 120 minutes, with a potential variance of 10% depending on the needs of the learners being assessed/coached by the Assessor Coach Apprentice.
- Professional Discussion (PD) informed by the 'Showcase' - During the PD, the Independent Asessor will clarify and validate the apprentice's claim to meeting the Assessor Coach Standard through ongoing practice, illustrated in the exemplary evidence provided in the Showcase, mapped or cross-referenced to the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours listed in the Thematic/Synoptic areas of the Assessment Plan.
Our range of EPA resources such as EPA specification, additional resources document and practice knowledge test are designed to enhance learners’ knowledge and/or hone essential skills required.
They are available to our customers who have signed up to Pearson EPA and include information on:
- Gateway requirements
- Assessment content
- Evidence requirement for each component