Apprenticeships in England
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An assessor supports and assesses students working towards a vocational qualification within a college, training centre, or workplace. It's an assessor’s job to ensure that trainees meet the occupational standards required to achieve their qualifications. Many assessor positions involve both teaching and assessing.
There are several routes to becoming an assessor. You could do a college course, an apprenticeship, or apply directly to an employer for work.
You should explore these routes to becoming an assessor, to find out which is the right one for you. Although some of these options have certain qualification requirements, many employers are more interested in people who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and can follow instructions.
You may need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to work on a construction site.
You will need to pass enhanced background checks, as you may be working with children and vulnerable adults.
You'll need industry experience and a minimum of a level 3 qualification in the job area you plan to assess. You'll also need an assessing qualification, for example:
You'll usually need:
You may also need to meet the requirements of the Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment.
You can do a level 4 assessor coach higher apprenticeship.
You'll usually need a level 3 assessor qualification to start, along with a qualification in the subject you want to assess.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you will be fully employed by your company and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and a college or training provider.
If you have several years’ experience and qualifications in an area of construction, you could apply directly to an employer, or complete assessor qualifications on-the-job.
Work experience in the area you wish to become an assessor – for example, bricklaying – is essential to finding employment.
Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as an assessor include:
Assessors monitor those taking construction vocational qualifications, ensuring they possess the skills and knowledge required for the job.
The job role of an assessor involves the following duties:
The expected salary for an assessor varies as you become more experienced
Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.
* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources and have been updated as of 2019
As an assessor, you could work in further education or sixth form colleges, adult education or independent training centres.
With experience as an assessor, you could progress to a role as a senior assessor, head of department, or move into senior management.
With relevant experience and qualifications you could lead an assessor team, move into further education teaching or become a training manager.
You could also work as an internal or external verifier, checking the work of assessors and training centres.