As the Apprentice Assessor in Building Services (Electrical Installation) at Weston College, you will facilitate the development of our Apprentices at the South West Skills Centre and be a key member of the team delivering a range of qualifications within the department. Working closely with the Faculty Apprenticeship and Curriculum team, as well as the Apprenticeship hub you will develop a variety of delivery, training and assessment techniques to develop our Apprentices skills & knowledge of Electrical Installation, as well as the requirements of the apprenticeship standard and capture their progress through experiences at the College, in the workplace or virtually. In this role, you will be responsible for Apprentices in Electrical Installation, and other associated sectors, must hold a recognised Level 3 as a minimum Electrical Installation qualification and have some knowledge of the wider Building Services and Construction Industry. You will have a reduced caseload and receive 20% off the job training which will lead to a Level 4 Assessor Coach Apprenticeship Qualification. You will also be part of the Collegiate 'Future Talent' programme, with an opportunity to apply for a permanent role within the College once the apprenticeship has been completed.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
As post-holder, you will be responsible to the Training and Development Manager, and ultimately to the Dean of Faculty for the following:
- Learning how to provide high-quality teaching, training, and assessment across a range of accredited programmes, as required, delivering the learning aims of students. You will achieve this through teaching and training either in college, one-to-one tutorial, classroom & workshop sessions, observations, reviews, assessment of students in the College, virtually using Microsoft Teams, and/or assessment in the workplace
- Developing all necessary materials to carry out training and assessment
- Learning how to assess student work, files, and portfolios, as required in line with College timescales
- Developing the skills to monitor and evaluate student progress and achievement throughout the programme on Smart Assessor and other electronic platforms, keeping accurate and up-to-date records and liaising with employers to confirm competence
- Learning to prepare and co-ordinate the students for End Point Assessment process ensuring engagement and agreement of their employer and the EPA organisation
- Develop the skills on how to monitor and support effective quality improvement procedures as part of the wider team
- Contributing to the development of new apprenticeship standards as appropriate
- Ensuring 'at risk' students are identified in a timely manner and strategies are put in place to mitigate early leavers
- Ensuring employers are engaged in their apprenticeship programmes, are involved in the creation of the 'Employer Plan' and participate in reviews of progress
- To identify destination outcomes for student and employers and ensure the achievement of predicted destinations at the end of the programme
- Developing how to inform prospective students and employers on their training requirements within your area of expertise
- Undertaking in-service training and continuing professional development, based upon individual and service needs. This will include the 20% off the job training for the Level 4 Apprenticeship Assessor Standard and any other relevant training including mentoring sessions, industry upskilling and English, maths and IT skills development
- Sign posting students and/or employers to the appropriate college section in which to address specific welfare, counselling, and additional learning support matters, and following this up to ensure that appropriate action has taken place
- Acting as an ambassador of Weston College at all times, whilst undertaking your role, particularly in the employers' workplace, and positively promoting Weston College and its reputation at all times, referring matters of student and employer needs to the College
- Learn how to understand and comply with ISO27001 requirements
- Identify and support maths, English and IT needs of candidates to ensure required levels of attainment are met within a timely manner and develop these skills for the entire length of their programmes even after required levels have been achieved
- Learn how to maximise success in apprenticeship End Point Assessment tests
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Requirements and prospects Desired skills
- Competence in IT
- Highly motivated with excellent organisational skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team
- Recognised UK Driving Licence, and access to own transport (this is due to the travel required to employer sites)
- The ability to promotea culture of involvement, listening and responding to students' needs
- A passion for achieving high standards for yourself and your students
- Five GCSEs (or equivalents) at Grade 4 /C +(equivalent), including English and mathematics (all applicants must be able to provide evidence of a Level 2 Qualification in English and in mathematics, or be willing to undertake the Qualification whilst in post)
- Electrical Installation Level 3 (e.g. NVQ)
At Weston College we believe in investing in our staff and want to offer opportunity of progression wherever possible. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship we would explore the opportunities available to you and support any applications for permanent posts that you may wish to submit.