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Level: 4

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Weeks: 54

Hours: 5.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Derby College offers a range of high quality education programmes and works in partnership with the University of Derby.  Its teacher training provision was graded outstanding by a recent Ofsted inspection (December 2015). 

Building on this success, Derby College is offering a new and innovative route to qualifying as an assessor, trainer, workshop demonstrator and/or coach in the Education and Training sector. 

Achieving the Higher Apprenticeship Assessor-Coach qualification will enable you to develop and assess apprentices and workplace learners. With apprenticeships expected to expand significantly, it will enhance your employment opportunities and employability.  We can tailor the learning to fit with your job role and the needs of your employer.

Entry requirements

  • An Assessor, Trainer, Workshop Demonstrator or Coaching apprenticeship contract
  • Evidence of an appropriate level qualification in your own subject-specialism
  • Evidence of a Level 2 qualification in English Language
  • A mentor within your organisation to support and develop you

Course Content

In order to evidence the Apprenticeship Standards and become an outstanding assessor-coach who has a positive impact on apprentice development, you will work towards a set of qualifications bespoke to your needs and the needs of your employer.  You must achieve:

  • A Level 2 Award in Prevent and Safeguarding strategies, with a whole unit devoted to anti-radicalisation
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and ICT (or their equivalent) if you do not have these at entry
  • End Point Assessment to show you have evidenced the Apprenticeship Standards (conducted by an external End Point Assessment Centre)

Depending on your role, your employer may wish you to achieve:

  • A Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • A Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or a Level 3 Award in Education and Training which will develop your skillset in delivering effective training to groups.

How will I be assessed?

You will have study time to work with your assessor one-to-one and will attend small group teaching workshops.  These will support you to prepare for end-point assessment, which will consist of a variety of written tasks, professional discussion and observation.  This is conducted by an independent end-point assessment centre. 

Learning time is organised on a flexible basis to accommodate your own needs and those of your employer, although you will normally be required to attend College to achieve the Functional Skills qualifications.  There will also be developmental observations of your practice.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need stationery only.

What can I do after this course?

  • Secure a permanent position as an assessor-coach or related role in the FE and Skills sector or in a private sector organisation which employs apprentices
  • Progress to a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or a full teaching role and qualification such as the Level 5 Certificate of Education
  • Progress to a Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance
  • Progress to a Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

 

* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

Please Note: All fees for Higher Education courses are per year

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Louise Rea-Allen

Louise Rea-Allen

Career swap part-time student lands teachers’ job

Part-time postgraduate student Louise Rae Allen says Derby College helped her land the teaching job she longed for from childhood.
Psychology graduate Louise, 29, from Ambergate, was taken on by Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Ashbourne while she works towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Louise, who has dreamed of being a teacher from the age of 11, switched direction after working for five years as a careers co-ordinator at Queen Elizabeth.
She chose the course because it gave her the flexibility to study part-time, while continuing to work, and because of the strong reputation of its tutors. In 2016, the college achieved an "Outstanding" Ofsted rating for PGCE provision.
Louise is completing a two year part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Post 14 in Compulsory Education.

She said: "I'm sure I wouldn't have been taken on as a teacher without taking the course.

"The college tutors are excellent, the quality of their teaching and feedback is always of a high standard. The sessions they deliver are intellectually challenging, interesting and engaging.


"A lot of us work full-time, and the tutors are flexible and supportive. They really go the extra mile."


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