Assessor Coach

Assessor Coach

You’ll help support vocational and professional development on an assessor coach apprenticeship course.

The assessor coach uses current professional knowledge and skills to improve vocational and professional development in the formal education and training sector. Based on your expertise and qualifications, you may advise and evaluate apprentices, trainees, or recruits (ranging from new entrants to new CEOs) in the workplace.

You will coach and assess vocational learners in various learning contexts, most of which will be one-on-one. Coaching talents involve using complex communication methods to actively listen, provide feedback, and engage learners in developing their personalised learning plan. These talents are also necessary for assessing learners’ knowledge of job-related and industrial norms and life skills.

You will work with instructors, human resource specialists, mentors, and managers in the workplace to help the learner progress.

What you’ll learn

On an assessor coach apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Agree on a development and assessment strategy that includes realistic but challenging goals that meet the needs of both learners and employers.
  • Communicate with employers, colleagues, and others to facilitate learners’ advancement.
  • Anticipate and overcome barriers to development and achievement while ensuring that learning is inclusive and promotes diversity.
  • Set objectives and track progress while adhering to quality, confidentiality, and data protection requirements.
  • Encourage learners to engage in their learning plans and assessment criteria and methods by using active listening, assertiveness, and questioning.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • A qualification, at an appropriate level, and relevant, up-to-date experience. Employers may also require a level 3 qualification in assessing.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment.
  • Pass enhanced background checks
  • Have a full driving licence

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment consists of two distinct assessment methods: 

  • Assessor Coach Observations
  • Professional Discussion

Duration and level

  • Duration: 15 months
  • Level: 4 – Higher Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 4 Assessor-Coach Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on September 29, 2022

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