L4 Assessor Coach-Puffins Training Ltd

Puffins Training Ltd

L4 Assessor Coach

What is an Assessor Coach?
The AC is a dual professional, using their up-to-date professional knowledge and skills to support vocational and professional development across the formal education and training sector (ETS) as well as in any employer setting, and at any level. They may, for example, coach and assess apprentices, trainees or new recruits in the workplace.

ACs work co-operatively with other professionals (such as trainers, 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.

Why should I do this apprenticeship?
It will provide you with the skills and knowledge to progress your career in supervision, management or training. You will have a valuable, transferrable qualification that is relevant in any sector, not just Early Years.
Who is it suitable for?
The apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who has completed a L3 Learning Mentor Apprenticeship and who would like to develop their skills to coach and assess apprentices or new recruits. It leads to a formal assessor qualification.

It is also suitable for anyone who has completed a L3 vocational qualification and would like to further develop their skills in coaching and/or assessing their staff.
What does it involve?
Your training will help you to develop the occupational standard’s knowledge, skills and behaviours through blended learning which will involve:

Training sessions at our training centre;
Coaching and training in your nursery;
Remote sessions held online;
Assignments and tasks which you carry out in your nursery;
Observation, assessment and feedback from your assessor(s);
Compiling a “showcase” to show that you are working at, or above, the occupational standard.

Length of course: 18 month
Achievement is dependent on an end point assessment that is carried out by an external assessor. The assessment includes:
  1. Observation of your practice, with questions
  2. Professional discussion, underpinned by a showcase

You will be fully supported in your preparation for this end point assessment.

You will also complete an internally assessed assessor qualification and a level 2 safeguarding qualification.

Entry requirements:

Maths and English at level 2 or equivalent.
Level 3 vocational qualification or equivalent.