Skills Coach

Skillnet Ltd
Leicester, UK
14 Sep 2019
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We offer a competitive benefits package plus further development and training with this opportunity.

Benefits Include:
  • Company Car
  • Annual Bonus
  • 25 Days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Death in Service
  • Private Medical
  • Pension

Skillnet has recently launched a new benefits package, the new package includes incremental annual leave entitlement of up to 10 weeks per annum, long weekends, Charity day off, anniversary bonuses and membership of a perks reward and recognition scheme.


About Skillnet

Skillnet is a specialist provider of Apprenticeships in the automotive sector. Operating nationally, each year we manage the training for more than 4000 people. We run the national Apprenticeship Programmes for Ford, McLaren, DAF Trucks as well as programmes for independent motor businesses.

We are looking for a Skills Coach- Assessor to join our team! This is a great time to join Skillnet if you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career. You'll be joining an ambitious environment with high achievers who are passionate about Skillnet, the industry and their careers. Think about it, you'll work with great like-minded people, and receive constant investment in your training and development.

Overall Job Purpose

To work with Skillnet learners working towards level 2/3 apprenticeship frameworks in the following areas:


Non Technical
  • Heavy Vehicle
  • Business Administration
  • Light Vehicle
  • Management
  • MET
  • Team Leader
  • Bus & Coach
  • Heavy Vehicle
  • Traffic Office
  • Light Vehicle
  • Warehousing
  • Customer Service
  • DGV
  • Sales
  • Body & Paint
  • Parts

There will also be a requirement to develop and create further opportunities within all Skillnet programmes.

The delivery will have a blend of both VRQ and VCQ using a wide range of learning materials to encompass and enhance various learning styles. Lessons are to meet the standards of curriculums and satisfy internal and external requirements.

This is an exciting opportunity which will benefit a person with good organisation skills and forward thinking to develop Teaching and Learning guides, leaner's notes, lesson plans and schemes of work to meet the national occupational standards. An essential part of this role is providing professional VCQ monitoring, assessment and feedback where you will be required to assess competency and knowledge of apprentices against the standards and progress and achieve apprentices in a timely manner.

Key tasks and accountabilities

Technical - Heavy Vehicle, Light Vehicle and Parts
  • Recruitment of new learners
  • Conduct work place induction for all new learners as details in current procedures
  • Visits learners at work place, carry out workplace reviews and assessments, gather evidence, assess progress, observe work practices and update leaner records in accordance with current procedures
  • Complete reviews for each learners in accordance with current procedures
  • Advise an counsel learners as necessary regarding training, welfare and discipline
  • Carry our Health and Safety monitoring and vetting of employers to ensure adequate facilities , insurance and statutory Health and Safety requirements
  • Contribute to monthly meetings
  • To monitor frequency, content and consistency of reviews and assessment throughout multiple site contracts
  • Liaison with Regional Skills Manager to ensure co-ordination between on the job and off the job training
  • Liaison with employers
  • Conduct work place induction for all new learners as detailed in current procedures
  • Visit leaners at work place, carry out workplace reviews and assessments, gather evidence, assess progress, observe work practices and update leaner's records in accordance with current procedures complete reviews for each learner in accordance with current procedures
  • Offer information Advice and Guidance as necessary regarding training, welfare and discipline

Resources for which the Job Holder is accountable:
  • People: Assessors
  • Expenditure Expenses and travel
  • Laptop, mobile and any other hardware

Working relationships
  • Customers
  • Dealerships &independents
  • Parents
  • Colleagues
  • EVs
  • Customers

  • Awarding bodies

Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • A Units and V Units
  • GCSE in English, Maths and IT or equivalent
  • Confident and adept dealing with learners, parents, employers and awarding bodies
  • A working knowledge of Awarding Body requirements
  • Customer focuses to understand customer views, needs and objectives
  • Commercial and business awareness- to appoint suppliers who provide Skillnet with competitive pricing and achieve economies of scale where possible
  • Performance and results - to ensure consistency of assessment process and coordination of on the job training and off the job training
  • Provide information to managers external bodies as required
  • To contribute and work as part of a team
  • To be able to communicate at all levels
  • To use learning, best practice and pas experience to the benefit of all our activities

Skillnet is GDPR compliant, please click on the link provided to our website to view our privacy notice for Job Applicants

This job description describes (but does not limit) the main duties and responsibilities of the job. These are subject to variation by Skillnet as is necessary to respond to changes to the business, both internal and external.

We receive a high number of applications to all our jobs and do try to reply to all applicants, however, if you do not hear from us within 3 weeks, unfortunately, we may not be able to help you at this time.

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