Assessor Coach (Level 4)


The Assessor Coach 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 (ranging from young entrants, to new CEOs) in the workplace, commensurate with their own level of experience and qualifications, as required by their employer or their sector. ACs coach and assess vocational learners, usually on a one-to-one basis, in a range of learning environments. Topics you will cover:

  • Relevant forms of assessment to identify individual needs
  • How to agree individual programmes that inspire and challenge learners to achieve current work-related knowledge and skills
  • Additional support for learners available through workplace and provider-based colleagues
  • Effective coaching practice
  • Strategies for inspiring learners, increasing their resilience in overcoming barriers and obstacles, and in raising concerns
  • Maths and English underpinning vocational skills and how to access additional support
  • Effective practice in giving feedback to guide progress and achievement
  • Ways of supporting the learner’s well-being
  • Current and emerging technologies that could safely and effectively support learner autonomy and the Assessor-Coach role
  • Administrative procedures for recording, storing and sharing information that is legally compliant


Start dates flexible throughout the year and there will be a mix of classroom and workplace learning
  • Duration and Cost

    • 15 months Funding Band 10£7000

  • Pre-requisites

    • Depending on the specific education and training context, employers (and/or Awarding Organisations) may require candidates without an Assessor qualification, to achieve this prior to completion of their apprenticeship.

      Candidates may have achieved maths, English and ICT skills at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE Grade C, or above) prior to commencing their training. Those that have not must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

      A qualification, at an appropriate level, and relevant up-to-date experience in the candidate’s vocational/subject specialism.

  • Qualification

    • Level 1 Safeguarding will be required prior to EPA

      Added Value: A Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement or an ILM Level 3 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring is included with this programme

  • End Point Assessment (EPA)

    • The EPA process consists of two assessment processes: (a) Assessor Coach Observations and (b) a Professional Discussion