Level 3 Learning and Skills Assessor

The broad purpose of this occupation is to assess candidates against agreed standards of competence using a range of assessment methods. 

The learning and skills assessor will plan, conduct assessment activities and record and report on assessment decisions to the learner and other relevant stakeholders. They will support the progression of the learner through feedback of assessment decisions, setting of ongoing realistic learning goals and referral to other professionals if required. They will contribute to the quality cycle of the organisation and actively contribute to standardisation and moderation of assessment decisions.

The learning and skills assessor will be committed to their own continual professional development to maintain occupational competency in their sector.  They will typically work in an environment in their organisation where they are assessing competency. They will work in a variety of locations and environments including practical vocational settings where activity may be undertaken face to face or remotely.

In your daily work the learning and skills assessor will interact with learners, quality assurance practitioners, teaching and delivery professionals and other relevant stakeholders where necessary. A learning and skills assessor will be responsible for ensuring they are occupationally competent in the sector they are assessing in. They will be responsible for completing their own work to specification, with minimal supervision, ensuring they meet set deadlines. They will report to relevant stakeholders and are responsible for meeting quality requirements.

Course Information

  • It is essential that you have access to a number of apprentices to assess

  • Apprentices without level 2 English and math’s will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.

  • To be able to gain a satisfactory Data Barring Service (DBS)

The EPA consists of:

    • A Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

    • Situational judgement test

    • Upon successful completion apprentices are graded: Pass or Distinction

This qualification will provide the learner with an understanding in assessing vocational achievement through Apprenticeship and other funding routes.

The Level 3 Learning and Skills Assessor enables learners to access higher education, either via a Level 6/Level 7 apprenticeships or via university.

Alternatively, apprentices will be eligible for the following roles:

    • Higher level teaching assistant

    • Learning and skills mentor

    • Learning and skills teacher

    • Teaching professional

    • Academic professional (Research/Teaching)

    • Teacher (The occupation covered by this apprenticeship standard is that of a teacher of pupils from 3 – 19 years)

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