Software Development Assessor

National Skills Agency
10 Oct 2018
15 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a leading Training Provider is looking for a Software Development Technical Skills coach to join their experienced team.

Job Purpose:

To coach, mentor and assess groups of young adults towards the achievement of a vocational Apprenticeship programme.

Work with the Assessment Manager to meet the key business strategies and objectives.

To plan and complete assessments for learners engaged on Apprenticeships for IT Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals.

To assess all components of the above framework for a caseload of learners.

To retain learners engaged on the programme and manage their learning and achievement in line with the targets and objectives agreed in their Individual Learning Plan.

To complete regular, formal progress reviews with learners and their employers.

To complete internal and external quality assurance activities, where required.

Roles & Responsibilities:

* Work with the Assessment Manager / IQA to achieve agreed volumes of learner achievement in line with the business strategy and plans.

* Carry out high quality mentoring and coaching with apprentices to ensure units are completed within agreed timelines.

* To be willing to travel and complete assessment of all portfolio evidence.

* Liaise with technical skills Tutors to ensure all Apprentices have the required skills and knowledge to achieve the technical components of frameworks.

* Work with internal and external partners to ensure that agreed quality standards are met.

* Undertake additional projects and activities to meet the needs of the Apprenticeship team and learners as required.

* Ensure that programmes are delivered in accordance with the organisations Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety Policies.

Key Performance Indicators:

* At least 90% of all learners engaged on Apprenticeship programmes are retained for the planned duration of their training.

* At least 85% of learners successfully complete the full apprenticeship framework on time.

* Assessment practice is consistently judged to be ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ as part of regular observations of Assessment.

* All Learner records are collected within agreed timescales and are fully compliant with internal and funding body requirements.

* 95% of learners judge the assessment of their qualifications to be ‘good’ or better.

Skills, Competencies & Qualifications:

* A Degree, Higher Education Qualification in ICT or significant industry experience in areas to be assessed is essential

* Willingness to gain Assessor Award within 3 months of commencing employment

* GCSE or equivalent in Mathematics and English at Grade C or above

* Good knowledge of Government funded Apprenticeship programmes is desirable

* Knowledge of the ICT Apprenticeship frameworks is desirable

* Knowledge of business requirements, processes and methodologies is essential

* CAVA / A1 assessor award (desired, not essential)

* ICT Technical Software Development and Programming skills

* Business and Administration skills

* Excellent communication skills

* Ability to identify individual learner needs

* Ability to provide feedback in a way that motivates individual learners

* Understanding of equality and diversity issues and how these impact on the assessment process

* Ability to identify and help learners to overcome potential barriers to progress and achievement

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