The Assessor Coach (AC) apprenticeship emerged within the Education and Training Sector (ETS) over the last 30 years. As a result of the implementation of vocational qualifications 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. This support stretches across the formal ETS and in any employer setting, at any level. For instance, they may coach and assess apprentices, trainees, or new recruits in the workplace.
ACs coach and assess vocational learners, usually on a one-to-one basis, in different learning environments. Coaching skills involve complex communication techniques to actively listen, provide feedback, and engage learners in planning their learning programme. These skills are also essential because it allows the AC to assess a learners’ competence with industry standards and life skills.
ACs work cooperatively with other professionals, such as teachers, human resource professionals, mentors, and supervisors in the workplace. The purpose of this is to further support the development of each learner in regard to vocational competence and the skills that relate to employability and professionalism.
The End Point Assessment (EPA) will only commence once the Employer, Apprentice, and Protocol Consultancy Services are confident that the apprentice has developed all the knowledge, skills, and behaviours defined in the apprenticeship standard. Evidence of this will also be visible throughout the progress review meetings and records. The independent EPA ensures that all apprentices consistently achieve the industry-set professional standard. The EPA can commence at any point once the apprentice is competent and after the twelve-month minimum period of learning and development. However, before the independent EPA can take place, the apprentice must have completed their functional skills components in English and Maths.
This apprenticeship requires the development of the following professional knowledge, skills, and behaviours:
The apprentice must receive off-the-job training for a minimum of 20% of the time they are paid to work.
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