About this role
This apprenticeship standard is designed as an 12 month programme and is for apprentices who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competences required to work in a learning and skills assessor role.
The broad purpose of this occupation is to assess candidates against agreed standards of competence using a range of assessment methods. The learning and skills assessor will plan, conduct assessment activities and record and report on assessment decisions to the learner and other relevant stakeholders.
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 but these may typically include:
- Competence in vocational and/or specialist subject at an appropriate level
- Confirmation of current vocational/specialist subject knowledge
- Up to date knowledge of workplace practice
- A willingness to continue to develop personal ICT skills to a level in-line with the LSA role
- Reference to the Education and Training Foundation’s (2016) Minimum Core Guidance, and any subsequent updates.
- Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.
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.
The EPA process consists of two assessment processes:
- Observation with questioning
- Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
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