Reference Quantity: ST0146

Particulars of normal

Position / Occupation

Assessor-Coach (AC)


Sometimes 15 months to gateway i.e. excluding EPA interval.

The AC function has emerged inside the Schooling and Coaching Sector (ETS), over the past 30 years, initially on account of the implementation of vocational (competence-based) {qualifications} (notably NVQs) and formalised work-based schooling and coaching. The AC is a twin skilled, utilizing their up-to-date skilled data and abilities to help vocational {and professional} improvement throughout the formal ETS in addition to in any employer setting, and at any degree. They could, for instance, coach and assess apprentices, trainees or new recruits (starting from younger entrants, to new CEOs) within the office, commensurate with their very own degree of expertise and {qualifications}, as required by their employer or their sector.  ACs coach and assess vocational learners, normally on a one-to-one foundation, in a spread of studying environments.  Teaching abilities contain complicated communication strategies to actively pay attention, present suggestions and to have interaction learners in planning their individualised studying programme. These abilities are additionally integral to assessing learners’ competence in-relation to work-related/business requirements and life abilities. 

ACs work co-operatively with different ETS or professionals (similar to academics, human useful resource professionals and mentors/supervisors within the office) in supporting the learner’s improvement of vocational competence and the broader abilities that relate to employability and professionalism. 

Inside the sector, ‘teaching’ is seen as a extra complicated set of interpersonal abilities, in contrast with ‘mentoring’.  It’s extra learner-centred, exploring the learner’s understanding and desires relatively than merely giving recommendation. (See the Stage 3 Studying Mentor Normal for additional clarification about these two completely different roles.)


The AC apprenticeship requires the event of following skilled behaviours, data and abilities:

Skilled behaviours. The Assessor-Coach will:

  1. Encourage, inspire and lift learners’ aspirations via their ardour for the sector
  2. Function always to moral and authorized requirements and inside skilled boundaries
  3. Mannequin and encourage mutual respect, displaying a deep understanding of equality and variety, with and between learners, colleagues and acceptable businesses
  4. Be resilient and adaptable when coping with problem and alter, sustaining focus and self-control
  5. Worth the significance of maths, English and ICT abilities within the learners’ future financial and social well-being
  6. Consider and enhance their very own skilled observe in relation to the Skilled Requirements for Lecturers and Educators within the Schooling and Coaching Sector

The Assessor-Coach will be capable of:

The Assessor-Coach will perceive:

Plan teaching and evaluation

Procedures for planning teaching and evaluation

S1   facilitate entry to related, present info recommendation and steering (IAG)

K1   sources of and find out how to entry up-to-date and legitimate IAG

S2   apply or reference related preliminary and diagnostic evaluation

K2   related types of evaluation to establish particular person wants

S3   agree a programme of improvement and evaluation, setting lifelike however difficult targets that meet learners’ and employers’ wants

K3   find out how to agree particular person programmes that encourage and problem learners to attain present work-related data and abilities

S4   liaise with employers, colleagues and others to help learners’ improvement

K4   further help for learners accessible via office and provider-based colleagues

Ship teaching help

Efficient teaching observe

S5   anticipate and overcome boundaries to progress and encourage achievement, guaranteeing that studying is inclusive and helps variety

K5   methods for uplifting learners, rising their resilience in overcoming boundaries and obstacles, and in elevating considerations

S6   spotlight learners’ arithmetic and English wants, and signposts to acceptable help

K6   maths and English underpinning vocational abilities and find out how to entry further help

S7   give well timed suggestions on progress in the direction of mastery of related abilities and data K7   efficient observe in giving suggestions to information progress and achievement
S8   present entry to pastoral help and steering K8   methods of supporting the learner’s well-being

S9   promote the secure and efficient use of digital and cellular applied sciences to help learners and the Assessor-Coach function

K9   present and rising applied sciences that would safely and successfully help learner autonomy and the Assessor-Coach function

S10  agree and report targets and progress, complying with high quality, confidentiality and information safety necessities

K10  administrative procedures for recording, storing and sharing info that’s legally compliant

Assess learners

Efficient vocational evaluation

S11  use efficient listening, assertiveness and questioning to help learners’ to have interaction with their studying plans and with evaluation standards and processes

K11  the efficient use of energetic listening, assertiveness and questioning abilities to help retention, progress and achievement

S12  adjust to awarding organisation necessities and native high quality and security pointers

K12  the standard and security necessities of evaluation and procedures for reporting considerations

Help high quality enchancment

Methods to help high quality enchancment

S13  help peer assessment and high quality assurance procedures

K13  Inner and Exterior high quality procedures and the function of peer assessment

S14  report considerations about high quality and safeguarding via acceptable channels

K14  organisational and legislative necessities for reporting considerations about high quality and safeguarding

S15  preserve the foreign money of their very own data and abilities, close to office observe and suggestions from others

K15  find out how to preserve occupational foreign money and methods to enhance teaching {and professional} observe

Typical job titles: 

Typical job titles embody: Assessor and coach 

Entry Necessities:

particular person employers could set any entry necessities which can embody:

  • (As a dual-professional) – A qualification, at an acceptable degree, and related up-to-date expertise within the candidate’s vocational/topic specialism.
  • Many candidates will already possess a Stage 3 qualification in Assessing. Relying on the precise schooling and coaching context, employers (and/or Awarding Organisations) could require candidates with out an Assessor qualification, to attain this previous to completion of their apprenticeship.

Candidates could have achieved maths, English and ICT abilities at Stage 2 (equal to GCSE Grade C, or above) previous to commencing their coaching. People who haven’t should obtain this previous to taking the end-point evaluation.

{Qualifications} outcomes should embody:

Employers might also want candidates to attain acceptable further {qualifications} in Schooling and Coaching, together with teaching.

Development alternatives:

the AC could also be eligible to progress onto a full instructing function inside an schooling and coaching supplier organisation.


The apprenticeship customary must be reviewed after a most of three years.

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