Assessor/Coach - Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship (Starting between August 2021 and July 2022)

Start Date: Starts 01/08/2021-31/07/2022


Course Overview

The Assessor Coach (AC) 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 AC is a dual professional, using their up-to-date professional knowledge and skills to support vocational and professional development across the formal 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. ACs work co-operatively with other ETS or professionals (such as teachers, human resource professionals and mentors/supervisors in the workplace) in supporting the learner’s development of vocational competence and the wider skills that relate to employability and professionalism.

Work Experience & Industry Placements

Industry related placement and employment required.

Qualification Gained

Assessor/Coach Level 4 standard. Safeguarding Level 1/2, English, Math and ICT level 2 if required, TAQA Full Assessors Level 3 or level 3 Coaching and mentoring if required.

After The Course

The Assessor COach may be eligible to progress onto a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation and or Coaching and Mentoring Level 5, TAQA IQA Level 4, Education and Training Level 4 and or Level 5.

What Will I Learn

On programme training and assessment for knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the standard. Off the job training to acquire the knowledge required for Safeguarding Level 1-2, Current sector and specialist knowledge, English, Maths & ICT level 2 and C&G TAQA Full assessors Level 3, and or ILM Level 3 Coaching and Mentoring.

English And Maths

English and maths Level 2.

Our Lecturers

H.Morris, D.Holmes, J. Shurmer, W.Jenkins.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

During the 15 months on-programme, apprentices need to develop confidence and competence in all aspects of this Standard. In the Education and Training Sector, this is achieved through ongoing formative assessment and quarterly cycles of review.


Every 12 weeks.

How Will I Be Assessed

Ongoing Formative assessment developing towards completing the required End point assessments, observations, professional discussions and reflective accounts all contribute to the completion and assessment of this standard.

Entry Requirements

Dual professional competence. Level 3 Assessing, level 3 Award in E&T. 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.

Required Experience

Experience within the training and education sector is desirable.

How To Apply

Online application.